Don’s love of building came at the early age of 12, when his dad built an addition onto the family home. “It was fun; I really enjoyed helping my father and the feeling of accomplishment it gave me.” Over the next several years, Don would learn the basics from his dad, who was a remarkably handy and talented cabinet maker. He then began working for other builders to learn even more.
Don established his own business in 1986, with small additions, kitchens, and custom carpentry. He eventually shifted to custom homes. He wanted to bring back the personal contact between a homeowner and the builder. Being in direct contact with the homeowner assured him that he understood exactly what the homeowner wanted. He was and still remains always available to give that personal touch to the home.
Don Johnson is as good as it gets in the building trade. He cares about the end product, shows attention to detail, and is always on the job site communicating frequently with the homeowner. Don Johnson comes highly recommended by customers, sub-contractors, and suppliers. Don truly loves his profession and is proud to be in the home building business.
Don builds homes in the surrounding counties of Harford, Baltimore, and Carroll Counties. All his hard work has paid off because all of his business comes from referrals. It has also paid off for his customers who are getting a home that is second to none.
“You took on a job that was so difficult and somehow (day by day), turned our house into the beautiful home it is today. I admire your talent, your honesty, your work ethic, and most of all, your kindness.”Brenda,
“Finding a home builder who is not only a true craftsman, but also a pleasure to work with sounds almost too good to be true. However, with Don Johnson, that’s exactly what you get. The quality of his work along with his total dedication to customer satisfaction can make the home building experience a truly memorable one. Don really can make your dreams come true. He did for us!”
“When you ask most people about their experience with a builder you usually get a sigh followed by a lot of horror stories. We can say with all honesty that working with Don Johnson was an awesome experience. We built our home 5 years ago and have done some additional upgrades and would not think twice about asking anyone except for Don. He is a skilled craftsman whose work is meticulous. He is a pleasure to work with and we feel very fortunate that he was the one we chose to build our home. He is a hands on builder whose pride in his work shows through all that he does!”
We are currently working with Don Johnson who is building our home. We did not find Don until AFTER we went through a nightmare with another contractor. You always hear stories about these “nightmares” happening to other people, well a huge nightmare happened to us. We were left with a house that was half built with horrible materials, horrible workmanship, and major framing, foundation, and electrical problems. We learned major lessons including what we did wrong in choosing a contractor. We now know what you look for in a contractor/ homebuilder when choosing one to build your home. Don is not only an extraordinary homebuilder, he is a kind, caring human being that is one of those rare individuals that cares about his work.
HOW DID WE FIND DON JOHNSON? Don was building a home in proximity to the home we were having built. We watched him build this home, from the materials that were used to the quality of the workmanship… exceptional. We also saw Don at the house everyday working on the house, not just “managing” the site. When things started to go wrong with our house I asked Don for some advice, he was kind of enough to help us even before we asked him to take over the job.
We have learned a lot from our experience, an experience we do not wish on any person or family building a home. What should you look for when choosing a Homebuilder?
1. DO NOT LOOK FOR THE LOWEST BID (we did and it was the biggest mistake of our life). Your house is the biggest investment of your life. Don Johnson is not a salesperson or a businessman, he is a homebuilder and that is what you will get. You will get the very best of materials and workmanship. All of the people working with your home will care about their work and are true craftsman at their trade.
2. Choose a contractor that will work on your home not just manage your home. There are a thousand decisions that go into building a home… Don was at our home every day guiding me with every decision I had to make informing me on how to build a “fine” home and helping me make good choices.
3. Choose a contractor that is easy to get along with. Building a home is stressful. From the time Don Johnson took over our home he truly made the experience stress free. We have learned so many lessons in the past 18 months, lessons we hope to pass on. I would love to personally talk to each and every homeowner who is interested in Don Johnson building their home. He is an exceptional man building an exceptional home. Every dollar that Don puts into your home is going to be nothing BUT QUALITY.Brenda,
“We were referred to Don by friends who had hired him to build their dream home. We had been looking to move but couldn’t find the perfect house. We found a possible home in a great location but it needed a ton of work, the floor plan was not functional and the interior was outdated. Before purchasing it, we asked Don to take a look and give us his thoughts. He was very encouraging and had great ideas so we went ahead and purchased the house. It was a leap of faith. We were anxious and excited and a bit overwhelmed. Don was wonderful and patient as he walked us through every step of the renovation process. He steered us in the right direction, and made excellent and thoughtful recommendations. He and his team were extremely professional and conscientious. We feel very fortunate to have gone through the renovation experience with him. We’ve been in our home for two years now and Don still checks in on us occasionally to make sure that everything is okay and working properly. If you plan to build or renovate, don’t miss the opportunity to work with him, he is the best!”
“Don is currently in the finishing stages of building our home. We are absolutely thrilled that we made the best choice in working with Don. He is making our dreams come true. We have heard many nightmare stories about different homebuilders in the area and this was our first time building a home. We were very excited and nervous at the same time. We met with several homebuilders in the area, some more sales oriented than others. We learned that you truly must trust your builder, because there are situations that arise in construction when trust is key. We heard about Don through our architect who even admitted that if he were building a home, he would choose Don. We decided to work with Don and could not be happier. He is always working onsite, building our home as if it were his own. He truly cares about his work and it shines through and through. He is an honest, solid and extremely talented man. How many people invite their builder to their house warming party? We will and we look forward to working with Don in the future for other projects.”
Tim Stevens, Customer