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NICK CASTJOHN

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NICK CASTJOHN

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Nick Castjohn is a third generation licensed general contractor.  He is well versed in the practices of insurance restoration as well as residential and commercial building and remodeling.   He is also a licensed insurance adjuster for commercial and personal property loss.  Since 2001 he has practiced in the New Orleans area. Nick brings his experience, communication skills and reputation for fairness and integrity to Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC in an effort to promote reputable contracting practices throughout the industry.   

He is experienced in several facets of Alternative Dispute Resolution.  He has been retained as an expert witness in disputes resulting from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  He also has served as an Umpire on occasion to resolve disputes between insurers and their clients.

Education & Certifications

Mr. Castjohn is a graduate of Texas A&M University, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with concentrations in Finance and Information and Operations Management: Management Information Systems.  He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Tulane University. 

Mr. Castjohn is dedicated to furthering his knowledge about the latest in construction practices.   He is constantly looking to increase his awareness of new products and techniques by staying informed about the latest in advancements related to his industry.  He enjoys the opportunity to share this knowledge with his customers to assist them in making the most informed choices when contemplating a project.  In addition, he has earned the designations of:

  • Graduate Master Builder (NAHB)
  • Certified Graduate Builder (NAHB)
  • Certified Graduate Remodeler (NAHB)
  • Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (NAHB)
  • Certified Green Professional (NAHB)
  • Certified Remodeler (NARI)
  • Universal Design Certified Professional (NARI)
  • Green Certified Professional (NARI)

Mr. Castjohn has also completed the Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC training for Arbitration, Dispute Review Boards, and Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution and is a member of its national panel of experts.

Licenses

Mr. Castjohn holds licenses from the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors for Commercial Building Construction (License #15949) and Residential Construction (License #80759).  He is also licensed by the Louisiana Department of Insurance as a Claims Adjuster for Residential and Personal Lines (License #548384).

Professional Involvement

Mr. Castjohn also believes that it is crucial for his industry to promote reputable contracting practices.  He advances these aims by participating in the following trade and/or community organizations:

  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • National Association of Home Builders Remodelers (NAHB Remodelers)
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
  • National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)
  • Louisiana Home Builders Association (LHBA)
  • Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans
  • St. Tammany/Washington Parishes Home Builders Association
  • Better Business Bureau of New Orleans
  • Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
  • American Institute of Architects New Orleans (AIA)

 In addition to his membership he is serving or has served on the Board of Directors for:

  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Louisiana Home Builders Association
  • Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans
  • St. Tammany/Washington Parishes Home Builders Association
  • Better Business Bureau of New Orleans

Mr. Castjohn is the sitting Treasurer of the St. Tammany/Washington Parishes Home Builders Association. He has served as the Chairman of the Louisiana Home Builders Association Remodelers Council in 2007.  He also served the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans as a Senior Officer in 2007 and as its remodelers Council Chairman in 2006.