JOHN ARTHUR HOMES
Title: Art Plante is president, owner.
Home: Eden Prairie. Originally from Detroit.
Family: Divorced with 2 children; Brian, 21, junior at St. Olaf college; Kimberly, 17, junior at Holy Family Catholic High School.
Education: Associate of Arts, currently enrolled at Metro State, general studies.
Business career: Started in painting field in 1970s, progressive experience in various aspects of homebuilding and residential development since then. Worked for some of the nation's largest builders in sales, purchasing, land development and operations. Division president for Town and Country Homes/K.Hovnanian Homes from 1997 to March 2011.
Outside interests: Fitness, cycling, martial arts, reading, golf, volunteer work (Meals on Wheels), and Bible study.