JLC Homes is owned and operated by John Childs. For the past 13 years, his focus has been on building quality new construction homes in Manhattan and the surrounding area. John oversees the company’s building strategy, lot acquisition, daily job-site monitoring, and furthering expansion efforts with developers, builders, and real estate agents. He started building homes with his father while in high school and continued his efforts while attending Wichita State University, majoring in Accounting.
While in college, he continued to improve his skills in home building to include: framing, tile work, trim work, and painting. After college, he became a real estate appraiser and, in 2008, proceeded to start his own company. Throughout the years, John has expanded his expertise even further by becoming a licensed real estate agent and joining the Flint Hills Builder’s Association. John and his wife, Karen, of 31 years, currently live in Manhattan. When not working, he enjoys fishing, boating, and spending time with his family.