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Surround Yourself with Growth-Promoting Peers

John Munie September 13, 2023 235


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John Munie is a highly accomplished and experienced leader who has been the President of Focal Pointe since its founding over 25 years ago. He has a unique ability to create lasting relationships with clients, employees, and vendors, and his commitment to building trust and loyalty has earned him a reputation as a highly respected and admired leader in the landscape industry.

Established in 1998, Focal Pointe is a distinguished landscape design, installation, and maintenance company that caters to commercial properties in the St. Louis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Springfield/Branson regions. The company’s clientele comprises prominent entities in the entertainment, healthcare, retail, education, corporate office, and industrial sectors. In 2022, Focal Pointe was recognized as the 116th largest landscape company in the United States by Landscape Management magazine. The company has also received multiple Top Workplace awards by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and is often on the list of Fastest Growing Companies by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Before founding Focal Pointe, John spent years working in family businesses and was fascinated by how brands connect and identify with their customers. He believed an emotional connection with customers, which can be especially powerful when supported by beautiful landscaping, was largely overlooked throughout the industry. As a result, he built the company’s foundation on a “people first” culture, creating a uniquely warm client experience and lasting relationships.

John’s leadership skills extend beyond relationships, as he possesses a deep understanding of all facets of business operations. In addition to his role at Focal Pointe, John has served on the boards of multiple startup companies and nonprofit organizations, including as a charter Board Member of Aspire Software, a Service Titan Company. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Illinois State University and is an avid reader, believing in lifelong learning.

In addition to raising their four children, John and his wife Molly founded the Focal Pointe Family Foundation, which is committed to bringing hope to families navigating a traumatic life event. In his free time, John enjoys spending time outdoors, writing, and making memories with family and friends.

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John Munie

Before John founded Focal Pointe in 1998, he spent years working in family businesses and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Illinois State University. Even at young age, John was fascinated by how brands connect and identify with their customers – a concept he felt was largely overlooked in the landscape industry. Since our beginning, John has been committed to building a humble service organization that is built around the client experience. Under this philosophy and John’s ongoing leadership, Focal Pointe has grown into an industry leader and cares for many of the most prestigious properties in the Midwest. In addition to raising their four children, John and his wife Molly, Co-Chair the annual Focal Pointe Charity Golf Tournament, which raises money for local families in need.

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