John McKinney

Owner & Project Manager

Get to know owner/project manager John McKinney. He works tirelessly to serve our common purpose: to provide an exceptional custom home experience with honesty, integrity, quality, and open communication. John McKinney is an award winning builder committed to building quality custom homes in East Texas.

Born and raised in Tyler, he is proud to call East Texas home. John graduated from Abilene Christian University with a B.A. in Management and moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area to pursue a career in construction. He worked for large building companies Lennar and Meritage Homes in DFW.

John earned numerous builder of the month awards and the prestigious builder of the year award while working for Meritage Homes.  Although working in the metroplex was truly rewarding, John moved back to Tyler in 2010 in pursuit of starting his own home building company.  Once establishing McKinney Homes, John won the Excellence Under 45 award from the Texas Association of Builders (TAB). Currently, John serves on the board of Tyler Area Builders Association (TABA) as well as the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) and works hard to stay connected to the building needs of East Texas. He has won numbers Star awards under the category of Custom Builder from TAB. John also currently serves on the City of Tyler Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals. In 2018, John was president of Tyler Area Builders Association (TABA) and was also awarded Builder of the Year in 2018.

John is committed to providing a quality custom home for all home owners here in East Texas and has an undeniable passion and desire to deliver outstanding homes with superior service.