Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Home Contractor Award Winner: John Howard Homes

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that John Howard Homes is a 2019 award winner!

Thanks to a 97.71 Rating Score™, a 4.77 average rating, and tons of positive online reviews, John Howard Homes is one of the top 10 home contractors in Alabama! This is just one of the many phenomenal reviews he has received:

“Cannot express how much we love our home. Working with Mr. Howard and the entire team was an absolutely great experience. Not only were they professional, but extremely helpful throughout the building process. We loved being involved in each and every design/step of our home being built. They offer a wide variety of design choices and upgrades. The attention to detail and quality of the build make them above and beyond others! Also, it is a plus to work with a local Mobile hometown builder. Would recommend them, hands down, for any type of home — whether it be in a neighborhood or custom and on your own land.”

A One-of-a-Kind Home Contractor’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

We spoke with John Howard himself about his business’ overwhelmingly positive reputation.

“There’s no real secret about it,” he said, when our team asked about his secret to success. “When I first started out, I used to listen to a man called Earl Nightingale. Nightingale says your rewards in life are always in direct correlation to your services and contributions to others. I have made that my life’s goal and focus, and this focus has led to my rewards, which are not necessarily money. The biggest reward, and the one I am far more proud of than money, is my reputation and how I am thought of in my community.”

Making the World a Better Place By Putting People First

We wanted to know how John makes the world a better place, and it sounds like he does so by simply treating people right. “I believe in taking care of my customers, employees, and subcontractors. People look over the subcontractors, but occasionally you will get a tough customer and you will need to lean on your subcontractors to get the job done up to their standards. That way, they will uphold our own standards.” he said. “You have to do everything in your power to make sure the customer feels like you are doing everything you can for them and that you care. We build the best houses in town.”

Here’s his advice to other businesses:

“You need to build your business by giving the most you possibly can, while treating yourself properly, to your customers. You have to build your business on customer service, honesty and care. And don’t forget ole determination. Because you are going to get hit in the face, there are just going to be tough times, and you have to remember your goal and vision and keep moving forward to the prosperous endings.”

Thank you for speaking with us, John! Congratulations to the team at John Howard Homes for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

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