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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 and has broad experience serving as an expert witness.

Education & Certifications

Mr. Castjohn is a graduate of Texas A&M University, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.  He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Tulane University and a Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) from Louisiana State 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)
  • Graduate Master Remodeler (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.


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) and as a Real Estate Agent by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission (License #SALE.0995693403).

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)
  • Northshore Home Builders Association
  • Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Louisiana

 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
  • Northshore Home Builders Association
  • Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Louisiana

Mr. Castjohn is a past president of both the Louisiana Home Builders Association (2018) and the Northshore Home Builders Association (2013/2014). He also served as the Chairman of the Board for the Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Louisiana.