John Scardino

Is the founder and principal of JHS, LLC of California, and affiliate companies Western Pacific Land Group, and Texas-based Legend Communities.

Scardino began his career as a licensed attorney in 1983 in Washington and California, before entering the development field in 1985. Over the past 25 years he has specialized in real estate acquisition, construction, sales, leasing and syndication for diverse single-family residential, multi-family and associated commercial projects in the central coast of California, as well as Central Texas.

Scardino has acquired, planned, developed and constructed over $1.8 billion of real estate since he joined the industry, with an emphasis on recreational, master-planned residential and mixed use communities featuring lake and golf course amenities, as well as retail, office and multi-purpose commercial projects.

He currently oversees development of several projects in California, including the largest master-planned communities in San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County.


The Woodlands in Nopoma spans 856 acres and features over 1,300 single-family homes, a resort hotel and championship golf, while Rice Ranch in Santa Barbara offers 560 acres of single-family homes and multi-family units with a sports complex and numerous amenities. Also of note is the 104-acre Vista Del Mar residential development in Arroyo Grande.

Scardino's development companies and projects have earned recognition from a number of well-regarded local and national industry associations including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Association of Home Builders and the City of Austin Green Builder Program.

Based on his background in Venice, California, and the social time he spent at The Boy's Club in Santa Monica when not running paper routes, sacking groceries and selling ice cream, Scardino invests his time and resources in causes that bring him a very different type of satisfaction than business dealings. He is committed to supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs, as well as over 25 separate children's charities such as Maldonado Youth Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Nipomo Community Center that provide an avenue for children to better themselves and achieve their goals.

John Scardino