Editor’s note: Our owner Jason was recently interviewed in Roland Industry Scoop, a publication for and about the construction machinery industry. Click here to read the entire article. See below for excerpts.
Jason Johnson, President/Owner of Johnson & Sons Paving
Make no mistake, Jason Johnson enjoys his job as owner of Johnson & Sons Paving. He enjoys the smell of asphalt, the way a new or renovated parking lot looks, and the sense of satisfaction that comes from a job well done. Oh, and he loves “playing with equipment.” Those were all factors in why he started Johnson & Sons, but they aren’t his primary motivation for running the business.
“My main purpose as a business owner is to take care of people, specifically my employees and my customers.” “Of course, I want my business to make money. It has to make money. But to be able to help people while doing something I love – that’s what it’s about for me. By taking care of employees and letting them know that they’ll do well if the company does well, I feel like I’m getting the best workers and their best effort all of the time. As for customers, if we take of them, they’ll come back to us – and they’ll let others know about us. So taking care of others is what I focus on every day.”
Johnson said his philosophy came from meetings he had with other business owners prior to starting Johnson & Sons. “We do milling, grading, paving and patching. If a project requires some excavation and sewer work, we’ll do that too. I think our calling card is quality work and top customer service. We work with customers on their schedules – not ours. Do they want to minimize disruption by doing ten spaces at a time, or do they want us to shut down the parking lot and do the whole thing in a day? Whatever they want, that’s what we’ll do. We put customers first and try to keep them happy. By doing that, we hope to build long-term relationships. “
“We have dreams and aspirations. We hope to continue to grow as a company both in size but equally important in our reputation for quality work and top customer service. I like our niche, working with customers and building lasting relationships. I think we’re in the process of earning an excellent reputation as a company that does quality, on-time work. As long as we keep doing what we’re doing, I’m optimistic that our services will be in demand in the years to come.”