Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, John graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a major in history and political science. After a tour as an officer in the Marine Corps, he returned to Alabama to join his brother and father in the real estate construction and development business, where they built homes, apartments and developed residential subdivisions in Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile.
John and his father, Milton Andrews, along with Joe Raines, developed The Beach House, the first condominium on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
From 1976 to 1994, John syndicated 22 apartments in the Southeast and spent 3 1/2 years in the Middle East providing housing and logistics support in the aftermath of Desert Storm.
John was licensed as a real estate broker in 1973 and currently serves as the Qualifying Broker of RE/MAX of Gulf Shores @ Peninsula with ABR, GRI and CDPE designations.
John is a licensed real estate instructor and is active in the Baldwin County Association of Realtors, having served as Chairman of the Education Committee and the Grievance Committee, and the Board of Directors.
John and wife Susan, also a real estate broker, live at The Peninsula.
John's hobbies are golf, tennis and music.