Partner / Chief of Development
As the oldest son in his family, John immigrated to Quincy from China with his parents when he was just 11 years old. After attending Quincy High School, he sought to continue his education at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. Working in restaurants while in school, John quickly learned how to operate all aspects of the business and went on to own Kona Gold at the young age of 21. Although he was the boss, John could always be found wearing different hats throughout the day. He would answer calls, run deliveries, and even cook in the kitchen if needed. His frugality and hard work were the reason behind his success, and when there were repairs to be made, he would be the one to do them.
Working with his hands and creating something from nothing came naturally to John. He found a passion in construction and went on to become a licensed General Contractor. In 2005, he started designing and constructing projects that spanned from residential to commercial, and has since been responsible for managing the completion of over 30 projects. Included in these projects are the JP Fuji Group’s 9 restaurants and central office. Not only is John responsible for the build-out of each of the establishments, he is also a partner of the JP Fuji Group, and plays an integral role in the planning stages and continued operation of each venture. When he isn’t building an empire, John enjoys taking trips with his wife and now three children, and hopes to one day travel the world.