Skip Johnson – Superintendent
Skip is the only person in our company who was born and raised in Colorado. Originally from La Junta, Skip grew up on a farm and worked as a rancher/farmer growing row crops such as corn, onions, alfalfa and wheat. Eventually, he grew tired of waking up at 5:00 each morning and working his tail off for several weeks, only to watch a thirty-minute hailstorm destroy his entire crop, so he left the farm and went to college.
He got a job working in construction while earning a degree from Otero Junior College and transferred to Adams State University, where his plan was to become a school teacher. However, while working as a student teacher his final year in college, he discovered that he actually preferred homebuilding to teaching, so he quit school to run his own business. He moved up to Greeley and started a construction company, and occasionally competed as a bull rider in weekend jackpot rodeos (winning just enough money to cover his medical bills!).
Skip brings a wealth of experience and a treasure trove of skills to Stauffer & Sons Construction: he’s an exceptional trim carpenter; is skilled in framing, siding, and roofing; he has run crews of employees, and has lent his handiwork to several award-winning Parade homes in Colorado Springs. His background as a football coach, teacher, farmer, business owner and manager all contribute to his ability to both manage projects efficiently and draw out the best in the people working on his team.
If you hire Stauffer & Sons Construction to build your home, you’ll likely meet Skip first at your groundbreaking, and then work directly with him after the drywall stage, and which point he will become your primary point of contact. Skip’s goal is to keep your job site clean and professional at all times and to coordinate a smooth communication between homeowners, vendors, and trades.
Skip and his wife, Denise, enjoy spending time with their five children and four grandchildren. His faith in God helps him strive daily to better understand people and meet their needs, and gives him a strong work ethic. In his spare time, Skip likes to “learn” fly fishing, (which consists of casting a few times and then spending several minutes digging his fly out of the bushes), and snowmobiling up in Wolf Creek Pass, Rabbit Ears Pass, and Buena Vista.