He also did a stint as Customer Service and Operations Manager at a computer networking firm. In 1996, he founded Hammerschmidt Construction with the goal of providing superior service and project management to homeowners. He holds both Class A (Engineering) and Class B (General Contractor) California State Contractors’ licenses. He is also a Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer (CKBD), and a Certified Green Builder (CGB). John enjoys working with homeowners to design and build homes that are at the same time functional, beautiful, energy efficient, and easy-to-maintain. A long time member of the Western Horitculture Society, John enjoys fruit and vegetable gardening and cooking whatever he grows.