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.”