3-for-30: William M. Johnson, Jr. “Mack”
How long have you been with the company? 36 years
How did you get into this career, and what led you to this company?
I actually had to lie about my age, but I started in asphalt at 17 years old. I went to work for a small company run by someone who had actually been with Lehman-Roberts before he started his own business. After five years there, a friend called me about a job here.
What is your favorite part about working at Lehman-Roberts Co.?
I enjoy the people I work with, and I like moving around. You’re not going to work in the same spot two days in a row, so it never gets boring.
What advice would you give to someone starting out in this industry now?
I would teach them to not take your job for granted. You can make a good living if you come to work, have a good attitude and work hard. My wife and I have been married 38 years, and we’ve raised six kids while I’ve worked here. The company has good benefits, and you can get a good paycheck. Plus, it’s a lot easier to make something of yourself than it was back when I started.