About Us


John was born and raised in Salem, Va. He graduated from Glenvar High School, then continued his education by attending Virginia Western where he earned a degree in Business Management. He has also furthered his education with several mechanical classes specializing in small engine technology.

John worked at Norfolk Southern Railroad in the Roanoke Car Shop Department for 10 years where he was certified in welding/fabrication, then proceeded into management.

During the last four years of his employment with the Railroad, he started his own business’ “Specialized Saw and Mower, Inc.” and “Kings Hauling & Excavating, Inc.” in January of 1993.

John grew up working with small engines and has continued this career path most of his life. With over 25 years of experience, he is certainly one we can trust.

Since then, John has become an asset to our community. He has become a member of several prestigious clubs such as…

  • The Glenvar Rotary Club
  • Past President Of The Glenvar Rotary Club
  • Salem/Roanoke County Home Builders Association
  • Salem/Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce
  • Parrots Heads of The Blue Ridge
  • Masonic Taylor Lodge #23 Master Mason
  • Kazim Shriners International
  • Member of the BBB A+ Rated
  • Junior Achievements
  • Economic development committees
  • Local scholarships
  • Local Challenger Baseball Teams
  • FCA-Fellowship Christian Athletes

John has also received several Appreciation Awards for his Good Service and/or Good Humanity.

  • The Parrot Heads of the Blue Ridge
  • The Salem/Glenvar Rotary Club
  • Home Builders Association
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • The Challenger Little League Baseball Team
  • Glenvar High School
  • Glenvar Elementary School
  • Salem High School
  • Pulse of the City Award
  • Shriners International Awards
  • Volunteer Service Awards
  • Mechanical Awards
  • Welding Awards
  • Rotary Presidential Awards
  • Rotary Board of Directors Award
  • Dealership Awards
  • Contractor's Board Awards
  • Small Business Workshop Awards
  • Presidential Award-Rotary International
  • Manufacture Awards