John J. Cox, III graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology. He has been a part of Halfacre Construction Company since he was 14 years old. In 2001, he became president of the company and in 2007 he became the sole owner of Halfacre Construction Company. Since then he has served on the Board of Directors of The Argus Foundation, Cadence Bank, Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, Charlotte County Economic Development Council, Sarasota County Economic Development Council, Suncoast Charities for Children, Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, Inc. and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Construction Industry Licensing Board. Mr. Cox has been involved in many local development projects including the Sarasota International Trade Center. Jack resides in Sarasota with his wife and 2 children.