Fathom testimonial

Owner Advocacy and Transparency


The value and importance of having a construction partner like JGJ on board in the early stages of project’s due diligence and design phase.

Scot Lowry, President/Principal, PromiseOne Properties LLC/fathom

Topic: Navigating a commercial renovation project with JGJ

Plan Coordination and Cost Saving Solutions

Our architect listened well, but in any job, there are the unexpected challenges that arise. Despite all these challenges, you brought each of the phase of construction in on time and on budget. Because of your thoroughness, you caught differences in the plans vs. what was behind the walls. You offered options to save money without compromising quality or intent. You worked around our schedule of having classes in session during construction. You did everything we asked…and more.

Laura Edelman Leventhal, Director of Capital and Board Advancement, Joseph & Florence Mandel Jewish Day School

Professional, Responsive, and Transparent; Consistent Demonstration of Value

Judson Services, Inc. has had the privilege of working with John G. Johnson Construction (JGJ) for more than 5 years on a number of challenging projects on two of our senior living campuses. Each of these projects demanded an expert level of coordination between Owner, Architects, Subcontractors and State and Municipal Regulators as all projects do; and JGJ accomplished this extremely well completing projects on time, on budget, and on mission.

At all stages of the projects: pre-construction services, estimating and value engineering, execution, commissioning, punch listing, warranty service, and project accounting and administration, JGJ has been professional, responsive, transparent, and shown us time and again the flexibility and forbearance that it takes to make, and keep, a client satisfied that they are working with the right partner.  More notable, and of equal, if not greater, value to the Owner, was JGJ’s ability to deliver projects, in nearly fully occupied buildings, with great deference to our residents’ well-being and safety, especially during the most trying times in our country’s recent history.

We continue to engage John G. Johnson as our construction partner and expect to do so in the future. In view of the fact that Judson is committed to a board-mandated competitive bidding policy, it speaks volumes that they have consistently demonstrated that Judson is getting the best value for their construction dollar with JGJ.

Bill Fehrenbach,Vice President of Project Management, Judson Services Inc.

Strength of Budgeting and Scheduling

We were introduced to John G. Johnson through several trusted consultants in the market. We began working with JGJ in the in the design phase and all the way pulling through the permit and commencing construction. One of their major strengths is realistic budgeting and scheduling. Student housing is very sensitive to both, and they added a tremendous amount of value during this process.

Guy Totino, Principal, Newbrook Partners (Cleveland Institute of Music)

Setting the Standard for Excellence

Mann Parsons Gray Architects, Inc. has been involved with the development and planning of several large commercial projects with JGJ Construction. Their performance to date continues to live up to and exceed the high standards we set for projects. Their performance also has been used as a standard by which we judge others which speaks to our experience together. 

JGJ’s performance has excelled in all categories of development and management. Most compelling is their attention to quality, efficiency, appearance, and affordability. We have found that they identify problems in the field beforehand and provide us with proper time to come up with solutions.  We are grateful that their detailed level of organization allows us as a firm to be more successful.

Charles A. Gray, AIA, Architect & Vice President, MPG Architects (Cedar Point)

Integrity and Expertise

They worked closely with our team to ensure each detail of the building fulfilled our vision. The use of heavy timbers and exposed structural wood decking displayed their high level of quality craftsmanship and dedication to the project.

Additionally, they provided creative and cost-effective solutions which made it possible for us to achieve our vision, while maintaining the project budget and schedule.

John G. Johnson Construction’s team met with us frequently and provided clear and consistent communications throughout the entire project. They always displayed a high degree of integrity, expertise, leadership and initiative and worked extremely well with our team, the Architect and a diverse group of Subcontractors. They were an integral part of the success of this project.

I am delighted without reservation to highly recommend John G. Johnson Construction for any commercial project based on their quality craftsmanship, collaborative team approach and dedication to the success of a project.

Alistair Begg, President, Truth For Life World Headquarters

Collaborative and solution-driven team

We have been particularly pleased by the management approach of JGJ when unforeseen conditions are found and solutions need to be determined by the whole team of contractors and consultants. They are collaborative, while providing numerous possible solutions themselves.

JGJ consistently seeks logical pricing for what we need, negotiating actively with subcontractors and seeking alternative bids when necessary. We feel they actively are looking out for our best interests on expenditures, both to stay within budget and to not overpay even when work is within budget. 

Susan E. Kary, Owner's Rep, Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point