Johnson Foundations has over a decade of laying concrete and building dreams

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Pouring concrete and creating foundations for commercial and residential buildings is only a small part what Rich Johnson does. As the founder of Johnson Foundations in Dover-Foxcroft, Johnson discovered what he does helps people realize their dreams as much as laying down a solid foundation.

    “Seeing the excitement in the eyes of my customers as they see the foundation of their dream house being poured is the best part of my job. There is a special feeling in seeing their excitement and knowing you’ve made a difference in somebody’s life,” Johnson said.
    Johnson Foundation has been laying groundwork for commercial and residential properties since 2002. The firm has laid the foundation for A.E. Robinson Oil Co.’s fuel tank farms on West Main Street and the company’s offices on Union Street. Johnson Foundation has also created the base for a unique octagon-shaped Belgrade residence.
    The unique foundation was laid in order for the home to capture as much solar heat as possible and also provided an aesthetically pleasing design. For Johnson, adapting his work to his customers’ desires makes his work all the more fulfilling.
    “We done every type of foundation. We are a small company, but we take a great deal of pride in our work,” Johnson said.
    He has been in the concrete business for over 20 years. Johnson worked for a local contractor for a decade before deciding to strike out on his own. As the boss, he has learned how to face the challenges of providing high quality work at a time when supply costs have steadily increased.
    He believes having a good marriage has also been a major asset to his business’ success.
    “The only way to survive in this business is a lot of long days,” Johnson said. “My wife has supported me day in and day out for 26 years. Without her, I don’t think I could’ve made it for as long as I have.”
    Johnson Foundations hasn’t only allowed his customers to realize their dreams, it also has allowed him to achieve his own.
    “When I first started I was just trying advance myself and make enough to survive. but to be successful enough to provide jobs to other people is a special feeling to have,” Johnson said.
    The business is located on 2002 Shaw Road and provides free estimates on work for floors, walls, slabs, crane services, and foundation water proofing. For more information call 564-8617.

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