Faces in business: John Cannon

June 26, 2013 

Title: Owner/President

Company: John Cannon Homes Inc.

What was the best business advice you ever received?

That came from my father. When I left the corporate world and was starting my own business my dad said "just remember one thing; if you're going to be self-employed, it's not what you pay someone, it's what they cost you." The idea being that there is a lot more than how much you pay, there's aggravation and a lot of stress involved.

If you could choose another profession, what would it be?

I am a homebuilder. I will never do anything else.

What's the biggest risk you have taken in your career?

Every day I am making decisions that are risks. Some of the biggest risks are the decisions to not act on something. I passed up opportunities and lost out.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you start?

Iceland, Greenland, the fjords and the glaciers, and I'd like to travel the Northwest Passage, the top of North America.

-- Angie Monroe

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