A Hometown Leader
John Macco was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin and has lived in the area most of his life. He grew up with six siblings in a 1200 square foot house on Pilgrim Street.
After graduating from Green Bay Southwest High School, John and his father, Jim Macco, founded Macco’s Floor Cover Centers, Inc., which now has six locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin.
John is the founder and former President of Macco Financial Group, Inc., an organization providing financial planning services to families in 15 states. His second son is co-founder of Legacybox, the largest analog-to-digital conversion company in the nation. Although John has no ownership in any of the family business any longer, he knows the challenges faced by small business owners and what it takes to provide family-sustaining jobs.
John has always understood the importance of community leadership and economic development. He has served on the executive board for Olde Main Street Green Bay, has been active with Downtown Green Bay, Inc., Old Main Marshfield, and Old Main De Pere. He has served as both elder and deacon at his church, and has been active with the Republican Party of Brown County.
John has been married to his wife, Suzan, for 40 years. Together they have two sons, two daughters-in-law and soon-to-be six grandchildren. He also enjoys outdoor activities including, diving, cycling, flying, skiing, and gardening.
Short stories from John about life, liberty, and lessons.
Starting From Scratch
My parents instilled, in me, a sense of self-reliance and hard work. We grew up – 2 parents and 6 children – living in a 1,200 square foot house, three bedrooms and one bathroom. I lived in that house my entire life until I got married. Read >
If It’s Worth Doing…
My dad had a little hardware store in De Pere in the 60’s and mid-70’s. The recession of 1974 did him in. The bank called his loan due, he sold off everything, including his extra car and his cottage. Read >
I met Suzan Noel at age 13 when her family moved in a block away from us. We would eventually get married one week after my 20th
birthday. Read >
We Did Build That
In April 1994, after 18 years and 6 locations, I resigned as President of Macco’s Floor Covering Centers, sold my interest in the company and exited the retail floor covering business. Read >
Peaks & Valleys
“Sue’s tests were not good today – I claim Jesus’ name over her health. I cannot lose her – she has been there for 35 years as a friend and partner – Lord give me strength to be there for her. Thank you, John.” Read >
This past spring, we were discussing how to make the pie bigger throughout Northeastern Wisconsin. We began talking about the importance of quality leadership representing our region in Madison. Read >
The state of Wisconsin is a massive organization. Our total Gross Domestic Production, the number of all goods and services produced, is the size of the entire country of Singapore! Read >