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History

FIVE GENERATIONS OF BUILDERS - WORKING FOR YOU YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW

Fred J. Johnson

Fred J. Johnson (First Generation)

1880 - 1942
Fred J. Johnson was born four miles southeast of Harvard, Nebraska. His parents were farmers, as was Fred, during his younger years. By 1918, Fred developed an interest in designing and building his own home - a very impressive, two-story structure near his birth place. This same year, he purchased hardware stores in Edgar, Davenport, and Ong, Nebraska. In 1926, Fred purchased a lumber yard and hardware store in Clarks, Nebraska. In 1932, Fred organized a Lumber Co. in Hastings. During these years he contracted or supplied materials for many building projects in south central Nebraska.
HAROLD R. JOHNSON

HAROLD R. JOHNSON (SECOND GENERATION)

1907 - 1996
Harold R. Johnson, son of Fred, was born on a farm three miles north of Clay Center, Nebraska. In 1925, Harold enrolled at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln and graduated in 1929 with a teaching degree. For the next twelve years, Harold was a teacher in the Hastings Public Schools. In 1942, Harold's father, Fred, suddenly died from a heart attack. Harold then decided to change careers and become involved with building materials and construction. This began a forty-year journey of land development and construction of all types of residential and commercial building projects.
 CAL JOHNSON

CAL JOHNSON (THIRD GENERATION)

Calvin R. Johnson, son of Harold, was born in Hastings, Nebraska in 1936. He attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln from 1954 - 1958. He returned to Hastings ater college and began a career in land development, concrete products, building design, and construction. During the 1980s, Cal became a member of the Board of Trustees of Hastings College and Mary Lanning Healthcare. He served as board chairman at the time both institutions had significant building projects completed and is still serving today.
CHRIS JOHNSON

CHRIS JOHNSON (FOURTH GENERATION)

Chris Johnson, son of Cal, was born in 1960 in Hastings, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln from 1978-1982. He returned to Hastings and began his career in building and construction. During summer months, he worked on all types of building construction while attending high school. Chris lives in Hastings and has been active in building construction in that city, as well as participating in the management of the Kearney operation.
 CHRIS WISSING

CHRIS WISSING (FIFTH GENERATION)

Chris Wissing is the son of Beth Wissing and grandson of Calvin Johnson. Chris was born in 1979 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris attended Hastings College for two years. At that time, he concluded he would like to become part of the fifth generation of Johnson family members involved in building construction. Since 1999, Chris has actively been involved in construction of residential, condominiums, medical offices, and office building real estate development in the Hastings and Kearney locations.
NICK JOHNSON

NICK JOHNSON (FIFTH GENERATION)

Nick Johnson, the son of Chris Johnson, was born in Hastings, Nebraska in 1986. Nick enrolled in construction technology courses at Southeast Nebraska Community College, Milford, Nebraska from 2004 - 2006. After graduating in 2006, Nick moved to Kearney and has been actively involved in construction of residential, condominiums, medical offices, and office building real estate development, continuing what his grandfather (Cal Johnson) began in Kearney in 1957.
GUIDING FAMILY PRINCIPLE
Watch your thoughts; they become words. 
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
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