John Galarde is a seasoned builder/developer with extensive experience in real estate development, residential construction, sales and marketing. While selling on-site homes early in his career, John developed a passion for real estate development and construction. With only a laptop computer and a pickup truck, he founded and built Galarde & Company, into a successful and well respected residential development/construction firm with a team of up to 24 employees, hundreds of subcontractors and completed more than 70 construction projects annually. His accomplishments also include multiple awards from the Parade of Homes, Street of Dreams and Stewardship Awards for Responsible Land Development. He holds a General Contractor License as well as a Real Estate Broker's License and has served on several county land use committees including land planning boards and subdivision technical review boards. As a past president of the Wilmington Cape Fear Rotary Club and a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award he has provided many valuable contributions to his community. John values professionalism, integrity and agrees with Napoleon Hill when he said, "Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for
Hallmark Building Corporation T/A Galarde & CompanyJanuary 1994 to CurrentResidential Builder Wilmington, NC
Founded and built an award winning residential construction company with more than $10M in construction projects annually by leading teams of employees and subcontractors in building speculative, semi-custom and luxury custom homes ranging from $250,000 to $2.5M.
Maximized customer satisfaction by coaching staff, craftspeople and sales agents to provide comprehensive support and quality service to homeowners throughout the entire construction process, including site and plan selections, proposals, budgets and estimates, contracts, change orders, quality control, inspections, warranty work and punch lists resulting in hundreds of satisfied homeowners.
Hallmark Building CorporationJanuary 1994 to August 2013Land Developer Wilmington, NC
Exceptional ability to seek, indentify and acquire land for high potential communities.
Developed successful neighborhoods across a two county area including Poplar Grove Point, Summer Haven Point, Lake Renaissance, Bridger's Creek, Upper Reach Extension, Belle Meade Plantation and Mason's Bluff.
Subdivision sizes ranged from 10 to 246 lots with individual lot prices starting at $45,000 up to $400,000 waterfront home sites with boating facilities.
Responsible for subdivision budgets up to $15M.
Adept in creating unique concepts, designs and plans for subdivisions and new home communities while assembling and hiring extensive project development teams consisting of bankers, Realtors, surveyors, attorneys, engineers, geologists, private and public infrastructure contractors, road crews and landscapers.
Designed and sculpted award winning Lake Renaissance community from an abandoned borrow pit.
Acquired first approval for a low impact designed (LID) neighborhood in New Hanover County.
Extremely persistent in problem solving throughout the project development process resulting in invaluable experience with planning, zoning, engineering departments as well as DOT, CAMA, Corp of Engineers, DEHNR, Department of Water Quality and other public development services.
Acquired first approval for use of a roundabout as a residential traffic control device in New Hanover County from NC DOT.
Blair Properties, IncJanuary 1992 to January 1994Project Manager Wilmington, NC
Directed construction, sales and marketing for a luxury town house project, Pembroke at Landfall.
DG Enterprises, IncJanuary 1990 to January 1992Sales Associate Wrightsville Beach, NC
Top producer for an on-site sales team marketing water front condominium projects Dune Ridge.
Resort, Cordgrass Bay, Cordgrass Estates and Wrightsville Dunes Sterling Edition.
University of North CarolinaMBAWilmington
University of North CarolinaBachelor of ScienceWilmington
NC Licensing Board for General Contractors - NC General Contractor, License 67549 North Carolina Real Estate Commission - NC Real Estate Broker, License 133449 Honors & Awards Parade of Homes, Cape Fear Home Builders Association Awarded various Parade of Homes Awards including Best Home 3 years running as well as feature awards. Cape Fear Stewardship Award for Responsible Development 2011 Awarded the Cape Fear Stewardship Award for responsible development of a new 60 lot community designed for Low Impact Development in the Middle Sound area of Wilmington, NC. Paul Harris Award - Cape Fear Rotary Club Rotary award for exceptional service to the community.
Cape Fear Rotary Club - Past President, Chairman of Fund Raiser Committee New Hanover County - County Planning Board Member Appointed by County Commissioners to two consecutive three year terms. New Hanover County - Technical Review Committee Appointed by County Commissioners to two consecutive three year terms. Reviewed and approved subdivision preliminary plans. CertificationTop of FormBottom of Form