Based in McLean, Virginia, John Joy has been in the business of building dream homes since 2003. From his father, a commercial real estate developer in the Washington, DC area, John learned about construction, and spent more than 25 years as a real estate agent before realizing that builders weren’t listening. It was difficult finding homes for his clients that would suit not only where they were at that point in their lives, but also anticipate future needs to enable them to age in place, so he started his own company.
John’s wife, Lisa Joy, an attorney whom he met at the settlement table buying a property 17 years ago, now handles most of Joy Design + Build listings and sales, and is an agent with McEnearney Associates in McLean.
Lisa was a package deal with two daughters now 28 and 22, and the couple were lucky enough to have a son Jack together who just turned 16.
Jack and John love to surf all over the world and Lisa is a hoarder of sea shells so it’s a good combination. Recently, the family returned from a trip to Tavarua, an amazing 26 acre island in Fiji.