John brings years of coastal construction and land development experience to the Mark Batson Group. Born and raised in Carolina Beach, he is well-versed in the Cape Fear Coast’s history, rarities, and the area's distinctiveness. His family has been in New Hanover County since the 1740s! Committed to raising the bar for outstanding personalized service, John is dedicated to his clients' success while creating the best experience along the way. His work ethic is second to none and his clients are his priority. Batson believes that preparation is vital in doing things the right way the first time, treating others as he wants to be treated, and focusing on the positive things in life. His career has focused primarily on the regulatory side of construction and land development. He works closely with property owners, builders, developers, and local elected leaders. He has also spent nearly 20 years giving back to the community as a volunteer firefighter and leading a local nonprofit organization. John loves the outdoors. When he isn't on a jobsite or with his family, he can be found on the water running his fishing business or working on a boat project. He always has a good book on either World War II, the Civil War, or pirates within hand's reach.