JOHN PIERCE | A.k.a Mister Construction.
I have to take my hat off to John because he is living the ‘Laie dream’ of actually being able to stay in Laie. I think he owns the record (him and probably Adam Eskaran) for being the ones taking the chance and holding on to the rock the longest. Hang in there man cause we all need people to see when we come visit :)
John has been in Laie since 1986!! Joining the rare ranks of the token white guys on the Kahuku Football Team :) Johns one of the meanest Defensive Backs I’ve ever seen on the 808 turf! He graduated from Kahuku in 99, served an honorable mission in the Philippines, then jumped right into working all out for his family construction company, Pierce Construction. Some of us guys have even been lucky enough to have the chance at some point to work with John on some projects whether it was cleaning the company garage, or working on a roof in PCC, or my personal favorite was doing some remodeling with him in the Laie Temple. The company is doing great and John is staying busy and also starting a job in Molokai soon. A cool goal I know John worked real hard at is he just got his Contractor’s License last year.
Most of us probably know Johns wife from going to school at Kahuku, her name is Lindsey Neal. She graduated from Kahuku in 98. They got married in December of 2001 and now have a family full of boys. This was pretty much a surprise as John is the only Boy in his family and Lindsey is from a family of all girls. His oldest boy Trevor is 5 years old, Devin is 2 and a half, and baby Kyle is now 3 months. John says that in the next 5 to 10 years he plans to build a new house (make sure you have a guest room bro) and also have their last child. I asked John where he has been over the last 10 years and his list of places included: Bacolod, Philippines, Kauai, Maui, Big Island, Molokai (for work on most), Iowa, Utah,, California (Disneyland), and Oregon.
Besides loving life in Laie with his family John says what he misses about the old days (and we are getting firkin old guys haha) is “how easy it was”. Amen to that brother! Good times.
THE LAST FIVE:
- All time favorite band: John said some band call the “I don't have one” haha. Bull crap! I think remember you singing “my milk shake brings all the boys to the yard and there like…” hahaha.
- Favorite local food: Tapioka.
- Favorite beach: Where ever the fish are.
- Obama or Your mama (a.k.a Hillary): Neither, Romney.
- Famous last words: I have a long life to live, so no final words yet.
Johns wife Lindsey keeps folks well informed with what’s going on in their family on their blog at http://lcnpierce.blogspot.com
Also If you want to get a hold of John or Lindsey by email hit me up and I’ll connect you: firstname.lastname@example.org