Clay Johnson graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor Arts degree in Literature with a minor in History. He moved from Florida to the Pacific Northwest in 1975 initially going to work for Lozier Homes as part of a foundation crew and soon became a crew foreman working in every phase of the housing industry. In Seattle Clay joined the Carpenter’s Union in 1977 and started working for Elling Halvorson Construction Co followed by Howard S Wright Construction Co. working in every phase of commercial construction including project management. He eventually stepped out on his own in 1982 doing high end remodels and custom homes. Clay joined forces with his brother George in 1989 forming Johnson Brothers Construction Inc. and the company relocated to Spokane in 1990.
George graduated from North Florida Junior College with an AA specializing in Business and Construction Management before attending the University of Florida School of Business. George moved from Florida to Seattle in 1987 and joined the Carpenter’s Union working primarily on the Commercial side while taking on side projects with his brother doing high end remodels and commercial tenant improvements on weekends and evenings. George and Clay formally started Johnson Brothers Construction Inc in 1989 and moved their company to Spokane in 1990.