Born and raised in Florida, John Rodgers graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with degrees in environmental science and management, then joined the desk side of preservation in 2007 as a Main Street Manager and Downtown Development Director in South Louisiana. While working to restore his own properties, word started to spread and it became a hobby, then a side job, then a second full time job. John founded Phoenix Preservation, with the bulk of work at the time being traditional plaster repairs. Windows quickly became the primary focus. The company and family relocated to Northwest Missouri in 2019 and they are now strictly doing window and door restorations and new wooden storm window builds, in addition to being a distributor for both Sarco and Abatron. Currently serving as a commissioner of the Saint Joseph Landmark Commission, as well as on the Board of Directors for Missouri Preservation and the Window Preservation Alliance.