G.A. Johnson Construction, Inc.
PH 605-361-8800



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Sioux Falls, SD


AGC of America REALTOR® Association of the Sioux Empire
Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire The Outdoor Adventure Foundation
Cheif Buildings
G.A. Johnson Construction is located in Sioux Falls South Dakota. With nearly 40 years of experience in the construction industry, we know the area suppliers, contractors, sub-contractors and have acquired a strong working relationship with them. Our staff has managed a wealth of construction projects ranging from small renovations to large multi-million dollar facilities within the multi-state area.

Our experience includes:
» Commercial Construction – schools, banks, churches, medical facilities, detention centers, retail centers, office buildings, restaurants
» Industrial Construction – metal buildings, shops, warehouses, storage facilities, manufacturing plants, steel and precast erection
» Custom Home Construction – new custom homes, residential remodels and additions

Our creative ingenuity promotes a construction process that will complete projects on time, within budget and provide you with quality service. We will provide the leadership that places your interests and needs at the very top of the spectrum at all times. Our first priority is your ultimate satisfaction.
Corey Johnson

Corey graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management in 1998. In 2002 he was one of the original founders of G.A. Johnson Construction as a project manager and estimator. In 2007 Corey was promoted to President and oversees the company's operations and remains active in the company's construction activities as a project manager/estimator.

Experienced with providing his clients with projects produced within budget with an excellent track record of being on time, every project is looked at as if they were his own. From educational facilities, medical facilities, government work, restaurant, pre-engineered metal buildings, to residential remodeling, Corey's philosophy has been to treat every client in a professional manner but also in a close friend and family oriented business structure.

Corey is currently active in the AGC, HBA and South Dakota Outdoor Adventure Foundation and is a licensed real estate broker in the State of South Dakota.

Corey enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, and when time permits, has a passion for hunting along with archery, fishing, snowmobiling, racquetball, and occasionally a round of golf.

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Gerald (Jerry) Johnson

Jerry spent 26+ years managing a top 500 Architectural, Engineering and Construction firm where he was President and CEO of the construction division. He utilizes the same leadership skills along with his broad understanding of architecture, engineering and construction services. He is experienced in building correctional facilities, schools, hospitals, banks, medical clinics, churches, commercial, and industrial facilities. Jerry excels in conceptual estimating and value engineering which is an asset for achieving the best possible design for the best value product at the lowest possible cost.

Jerry is actively involved with the AGC of South Dakota, having served as President in 2013, as well as several national committees.

Jerry has strong family values and promotes the concept by being a role model for all his employees. Jerry enjoys family events, socializing with friends, hunting, fishing, golfing, playing his guitar and coaching soccer.

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Craig Holmen
Project Manager / Estimator

Craig brings nearly 30 years of design and construction experience to GA Johnson. As a 5-year member of the American Society of Heathcare Engineers, Craig is one of only about 300 nationally Certified Heathcare Constructors (CHC) in the country. To earn this certification by the American Hospital Association, an individual must satisfy eligibility requirements that incorporate a blend of professional experience and education, adhere to the AHA Professional Standards of Conduct, and pass the CHC Certification examination which includes competency in Industry Fundamentals of Planning, Design and Construction processes, Healthcare Safety, and Financial Stewardship. Craig has managed Healthcare projects ranging from small office remodels to an $18 million dollar ground up Critical Access Hospital. Other projects include libraries, office buildings, banks, retail stores, and museums ranging from very small to over $10 million dollars.

Many of Craig’s projects have been in a Design-Build format. Having worked directly with several architectural firms has given Craig a unique appreciation for design and the collaborative approach to delivering building projects.

Personal interests are family time, playing trombone in several local groups, water sports, and driving his 1977 MGB. Craig is actively involved on Church Council and is a member of the El Riad Shrine in Sioux Falls.

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Michael Johnson
Secretary / Treasurer / Project Manager / Estimator

Upon earning a Bachelor of Science degree in business economics, Michael wasted no time in starting his own contracting business. Michael specializes in EFIS finishes for commercial and residential projects and builds custom executive homes.

He is an active member of the Sioux Empire Home Builders Association and the AGC of South Dakota. He is a licensed applicator in Sto, Dryvit, Ultra-Tex, and Armourcoat Polished Plaster.

Michael enjoys quality time with his family and enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, trap shooting, and snowmobiling.

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Tim Miller
Project Manager

Tim graduated from South Dakota State University in 1980 with degrees in General Engineering, Drafting and Surveying. He began his career immediately upon graduating, designing and drafting home plans for various builders in the area. In 1986 Tim began building homes himself and developing land in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

Tim has been a Director of the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire since 1992 and was President in 1997. In his accomplished career as a home builder, Tim was Builder of the Year in 1998, has been a National Director for NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) since 1999 and gained his Life Director status in 2013. Many of the homes built and designed by Tim have been featured on the Parade of Homes throughout the years, with many receiving awards and recognition. A testament to his experience and knowledge in the home building industry are the many repeat buyers and clients who continually come back to Tim with additional building needs.

In his free time, Tim enjoys all types of fishing, especially fly fishing, golfing with family, working on older cars, woodworking and restoration projects, and helping his two children with their own home projects.

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Marshal Leifheit
Project Manager / Estimator

Marshal graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Construction Management in 2003 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has 11 years of experience estimating and compiling bids for commercial projects throughout a five state area up to $60 million in construction value. Skilled with value engineering construction projects to meet budgets and schedules, Marshal has worked on anything from healthcare and educational facilities, to retail development and detention institutions. Marshal has LEED Accredited Professional credentials and has completed various trainings like Interactive Cost Estimating MC² and Nucor Certified Builder.

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Tedd Hurt
Architect / Project Manager

Tedd is a registered architect, NCARB certified, who graduated from Kansas State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He has worked in the architecture and construction industry ever since. Tedd brings with him experience in various types of projects, ranging from a billion dollar international stadium to residential work. He is also experienced with business, educational, institutional, mercantile, aquatic and industrial design. These projects range from conception to completion across the United States into Europe. At G.A. Johnson Construction Tedd heads the architecture department, but also manages construction projects and estimating. He believes in quality work and treating people with professionalism and the respect they deserve.

Tedd is a member of American Institute of Architects and is an active Freemason. In his free time he enjoys home improvement, travel and family time.

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Matt Johnson
Project Manager / Estimator

Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2007 from South Dakota State University. He has nearly 10 years of experience in project management and estimating. His background is comprised of a full range of understanding including: hands on construction, design and leadership as a project engineer.  He has filled many shoes from working the trenches of small renovations to being the project engineer on multi-million dollar interstate construction projects.  He particularly enjoys the odd, out of the box projects that require creative thinking.

In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, family and friends, hunting and helping on the family farm.  He also enjoys landscaping and home improvement projects, creating custom cakes, wood working,  assembling and custom painting plastic models.  He is active in his local church as the finance officer and high school Sunday school teacher.

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Mark Rave

Mark has been doing hands on building for over 20 years and continues to produce quality and quantity projects on time and within budget. His years of experience make him excellent in managing multi-million dollar projects as well as small ones. Mark has been with the company since May of 2002. He is responsible as a general overall superintendent for the company's various jobsites, carpenter crews, and the jobsite supervision of subcontractors and material suppliers for all trades.

He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and is currently a volunteer for the Trent Fire Department. He and his wife, Ruth, enjoy hobby farming, gardening, going to auctions, and spending time with their children and grandchildren.

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Colette Krisher

Colette has been compiling and analyzing numbers for over 25 years. She graduated from AIB with an Associate Degree in Accounting and Business Administration and worked for several years as an accountant in a CPA office. She moved to South Dakota with her husband in 1988 and has since worked as an accountant in the construction field.

Colette has been with the company since October 2006 and in her free time she enjoys summer activities, horseback riding, and attending rodeos.

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Mandy Prindiville
Marketing Coordinator

Mandy graduated in 2009 from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Media and Journalism with a double emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations. Upon graduating and moving to Sioux Falls, she has been working in the marketing field and specializing in event planning, social media, and promotional campaigns.

Mandy is an active member of St. Michael's Parish, involved in the Young Professionals Network, and is currently a board member of New Directions Down Syndrome Association and Co-Director of the Sioux Falls Buddy Walk.

Mandy enjoys quality time with family and friends and spending time outdoors.

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Corey Johnson
Gerald Johnson
Michael Johnson
vice president
Marshal Leifheit
project manager / estimator
Tedd Hurt
architect / project manager
Mark Rave
Colette Krisher
Mandy Prindiville
marketing coordinator
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