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Johnny's childhood was created in Lebanon in the Mediterranean region, near Beirut City. Being born with a gift for art and music, Johnny earned training with higher education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he achieved a Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design in 1995. Amid school, Johnny developed a deep passion for architecture where he went to study abroad in Florence, Italy, to better understand earlier civilizations ingenuity, creativity, and their great attention to architecture details.

After university, Johnny joined several Architecture firms and practiced for eighteen years specializing in Health Care, Urban Housing, and Commercial-Residential projects. Realizing that Architecture practice was not enough to fulfill his devotion to craftsmanship. Johnny joined a construction development company, which enhanced his education about all construction trades. Finally, he decided to go off on his own and create Design Build Strategies 一 an architectural design and general construction firm. For the past ten years, Design Build Strategies has exceeded the expectations for all of its clients.

Johnny holds his team and himself at DBS to the highest standards of service and workmanship. He does this through positive communication, endless enthusiasm, dedication, and hard work. He takes great pride knowing he has helped to better reshape the landscape of many communities.

Johnny Kanounji - President

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