John Knier, Vice President – Branch Operations
John started with LaForce in 1996 and he has held various responsibilities and roles with the company including Credit Manager (Green Bay WI Office) and Branch Manager (Vernon Hills IL Office). Over the years, John also spent time as President and Board Member of the American Subcontractors Association of Wisconsin, which presented him with its Distinguished Service Award in 2003. John currently serves LaForce as Vice President and he is overall responsible for branch operations. He also regularly assists the company with a variety of corporate and real estate matters and is a member of the LaForce Board of Directors.
Before joining LaForce, John had a distinguished history of education and service. In 1986, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. After graduating from West Point, John served as an Officer in the United States Army for five years. He then continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 1993 and was admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar in 1994. Following law school, John worked as a private practice attorney until 1996, which is when he joined the LaForce team.
John and his wife, Julie, have three adult children and one grandchild. Away from work, John enjoys family activities, hiking, native gardening, and sports.