Trendsetter to Know: John Klocek, Vice President at ABI Multifamily

Name: John Klocek


Age: 43

Title: Vice President

Married/Single: Married to Maisie (Knoell) Klocek

Kids: 10 children (9 boys and 1 girl)

City you live in: Mesa, AZ

A typical day in my life includes… morning prayer, getting the kids ready and taking them to school, going to the gym, then to work, then home to help with kids, dinner, homework and bed etc. 

I was born… in the Chicago area

My favorite thing about Arizona… is the outdoor living and overall climate.  Raising kids in Phoenix is so much simpler than in colder climates.  And I love that it’s always sunny…except when it occasionally rains, which I also love.

I’m listening to… lots of noise at home… but it’s a good noise…most of the time.

My family… is very important to me. My family comes before my work and always will.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… whoever makes the best Mexican food…or Jesus.

One thing I cannot live without… my Catholic faith.

When I was younger, I wanted to be… a basketball player…basically Michael Jordan

I’m inspired by… all the amazing husbands and fathers in my life, especially my dad.

The one person who motivates me is… my wife.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… to get rid of evil and sin.  Also, it would be cool if they could make a large people-mover vehicle that didn’t cost a fortune and got more than 15mpg.  We can put a man on the moon but we can’t do that??

The perfect day would involve my family, faith, golf and Mexican food.

My first job was… bagging groceries until I graduated to stocker/checker…and then I quit to become a garbage man.

My favorite escape… somewhere with an ocean view.

My life… is great and I will make no complaints.

I’m currently working on… fixing one of the many things my kids broke.  They literally break everything.

Always… put others first, especially your spouse.

Never… be too proud to say you’re sorry.

Favorite Quote…“Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all.”

Biggest Dream… to get to Heaven and to help as many others get there as well.  Also, to play golf at Augusta National (The Masters).  I think if I get to Heaven God can make that happen.

My Pet Peeve(s)… when I am driving behind someone who intends to turn left and the light is green and they don’t get into the intersection while they await oncoming traffic, and the light turns yellow, and then red, and none of us turned left and we have to wait another light and do it all over again.

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