Reuben Johnson & Son, Inc.
PO Box 3068
Superior, WI 54880
RJS Construction Group, LLC | RJS Industrial Services Group, LLC | RJS Real Estate Group, LLC | RJS Transportation Group, LLC
Fraser Shipyards | Johnson Materials Company (JMC) | Northern Engineering Company
July 2010: Volume 1 2, Issue 1
Building with integrity
Little kids, big harp RJS introduces Building Logic, a 24/7 service to manage
RJSCraneRental.com and maintain commercial and residential property
is launched Wide-eyed children listened, learned and played instruments
during a special performance and workshop for kids by the When people need preventative maintenance Services offered by Building Logic include:
Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and the nationally- or even emergency repairs to their home or
renowned MASS Ensemble, which filled Duluth’s historic Emergency Response/Repairs
commercial building, they might hire one
Clyde Iron Works facility with its Earth Harp, the largest company for a certain need, another Whether it is storm damage, basement flooding,
stringed instrument in the world. RJS & Affiliated Companies company for a different need and so on, fire or smoke damage, or various other situations
were the primary sponsor of this April event. until the work is completed. that need quick response, Building Logic is on
call 24/7. After the emergency response,
And while that approach eventually gets
Building Logic works with insurance companies,
the work done, it’s not very efficient or
providing estimates for the damage repairs and
cost-effective, especially if it’s an emergency
completing the work in a timely manner.
in the middle of the night.
General Care & Repair
That’s why RJS launched a new service on June 1, called Building
Logic, to provide complete management and maintenance Building Logic provides all the typical “handy-man” services for
programs for commercial and residential property – 24 hours a commercial and residential property, such as general carpentry,
The RJS Industrial Services Group recently launched a new day, seven days a week. doors & windows, steps and handrail, cabinets, drywall patching
and repair, painting and staining. Building Logic also provides
website – RJSCraneRental.com – to put information about our Building Logic helps business owners, small-scale concrete repairs and replacement.
large fleet of rough terrain hydraulic and lattice boom crawler
cranes right at potential customers’ fingertips.
insurance companies, banks, real estate
professionals, homeowners, rental property
owners and others. Building Logic assists in providing a complete evaluation of
heating/ventilating/air conditioning/plumbing systems. When
Jeff Frey The coordinator of Building Logic is Chris Becker, who has worked HVAC/Plumbing systems are not operating properly, Building
as a project coordinator for the RJS Construction Group for three Logic assists in diagnosing the situation and makes
years. Building Logic’s service technician is John Overfors, who’s recommendations for economical corrective measures.
been in the building trades
industry for 18 years in Electrical Consultation
We conduct business honorably both commercial and Building Logic assists in
residential areas. providing a complete evaluation
We conduct our work safely
www.RJScompanies.com Building Logic’s of electrical systems, pointing
We manage our work to be
consistently profitable 715-394-7771 phone number is out areas in need of
218-279-5300; or email to improvement or code-required
We contribute to the well-being of Reuben Johnson & Son was founded in Superior
our employees in 1956 as a regional construction services email@example.com. updates, and also makes
firm specializing in commercial, industrial
The web address is: recommendations for
We contribute to the betterment of and highway/heavy projects. The company’s
diverse holdings now include the RJS Con- www.rjsCompanies.com/ economical corrective
struction Group, LLC; RJS Industrial Services Our leadership team includes (front row, left to right) Lance Lindahl – Vice President
Field Operations; Highway/Heavy Division; Todd Johnson – Chairman & CEO (Reuben BuildingLogic. measures.
We provide innovative solutions to Group, LLC; RJS Real Estate Group, LLC;
and RJS Transportation Group, LLC; Johnson Johnson & Son, Inc.); and Dan Markham – Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
our clients’ challenges Materials Company; Fraser Shipyards; and (Reuben Johnson & Son, Inc.). In the back row, left to right, are: David Lemke – Vice
President Highway/Heavy Division; Scott Brantley – Controller (Reuben Johnson & Son,
Northern Engineering Company, all located in
We earn a reputation for dependability Superior. It also owns Energy Systems
Inc.); James Korthals – Fraser Shipyards President & Chief Operating Officer; and
Mike Murray – Executive Vice President (Reuben Johnson & Son, Inc.).
and exceptional performance Company of Omaha, Nebraska. Service Technician John Overfors and Coordinator Chris Becker handle customers’ property care and repair needs 24 hours a day
Fraser Shipyards purchases
Lake Assault Custom Boats 13-acre industrial site with 18,000 square foot
building ready for new tenants in Superior Continuing Education helps
The RJS Real Estate Group recently purchased the former GE railcar repair property at 2105 North The RJS Construction Group (RJS)
58th Street in South Superior, and it’s now exploring prospective new uses and new tenants for the
and Chris Jensen & Son (CJS), an
13-acre industrial site.
affiliate company signatory to all of
The fully-fenced-in property, adjacent to the Burlington Northern main line, includes a 60’ x 300’ our trade labor union agreements,
building with 24’ clear-span and rail spurs that access the building and other parts of the property. have an ongoing commitment to
safety and further improving our
service to customers. That’s why
we frequently participate in
conferences throughout the U.S.
In the past few months we
U.S. Rep. Dave Obey, left, and Jim Korthals, attended the MSHA Management
Fraser Shipyards’ President and Chief Operating Roundtable in Eau Claire, as well
In December, Fraser Shipyards expanded its 120 years of shipbuilding Officer, recently announced a $2 million as an MSHA training in Superior;
capabilities by purchasing Lake Assault Custom Boats, which has moved appropriation Rep. Obey secured for the city
the WTBA/WisDOT Engineer
of Superior, for improvements to 420 feet of
from its former Elk River, Minnesota, location to the Fraser facilities in Superior. Conference in Madison; the John
Fraser’s bulkhead. The funding was for the
Since 2003, Lake Assault has produced custom fishing boats, landing craft second phase of a three-phase project to Deere Articulated Dump Truck
and emergency response vessels for police departments, fire departments, enhance the shipbuilding facility. If you’re interested in learning more about Customer Advocacy Group in
and search and rescue operations. Fraser’s capabilities will allow Lake Assault this quality property with rail access, Dubuque, as well as the John
to expand its national growth. call Dan Markham, our Senior Deere Fleet Smart conference in
Vice President of Corporate Development, Moline, Ill.; the SME Convention
at 715-394-0128. in Duluth; and hosted an RJS/CJS
Safety Meeting, attended by 117.
RJS builds new Perkins in We thank the many RJS and CJS
northern Minnesota employees for their dedication to
always giving our customers the
Since late May, people in Mt. Iron have been filling up both themselves
and the new Perkins in that city, which was built by the RJS Duluth’s First Lutheran Church renovates very best.
Construction Group and is owned by the RJS Real Estate Group.
and expands Welcome Brian Anderson
We constructed the Perkins using a pre-built, pre-finished wall system, and LeAnne Glonek
RJS has been providing a variety of pre-construction
the sort of system that has been used for other Perkins
and construction management services for Duluth’s
restaurants around the country to allow for fast-track completion.
First Lutheran Church, which sought to divide
The 161-seat restaurant’s operator and lessee is Bob Yanish, the several renovation needs into two phases.
Rochester, Minnesota, businessman who owns and operates several
Phase I was recently completed, in which RJS
Perkins Restaurants around Minnesota.
Superintendent Greg Jarvis and his work crew
completed a major restoration of the church’s
61-year-old sanctuary. Included were installation of
a new balcony, new window and door openings, and Two experienced pros joined us
RJScompanies.com is our new web address! new systems for lighting and audio. New interior
construction included wood choir risers under the
in May. Brian Anderson is now a
We’ve changed our web address to better reflect the variety of businesses and services balcony, wood paneling, marble tile flooring
in the RJS Construction Group,
we offer throughout the Upper Midwest. Take a look and let us know what you think. and more.
bringing to us 18 years of con-
Below the sanctuary floor, we prepared for the struction expertise on projects
installation of a large, new church organ by throughout the upper Midwest.
constructing organ-supporting columns through the LeAnne Glonek joined our
Fleet keeps expanding – The RJS Transportation Group recently took existing floor down through the Fellowship Hall onto
delivery of this Western Star Lowboy Tractor and a Travel King Lowboy Accounts Payable Department
new concrete foundations.
Trailer. We’re also expanding our crane fleet with a 2010 Grove RT 880E, after 33 years in similar capacities
an 80-ton hydraulic rough terrain crane, which will arrive mid-summer. Phase II, construction of an east commons area, at Upper Lakes Foods. Welcome
began in May and will be completed this fall. to them both!