Career Speaker- Jacob Johnson: February 20, 2020
Career Speaker- Jacob Johnson: February 20, 2020
Jacob JohnsonKnown for being honest, direct, and committed to the business, Jacob Johnson provides steady leadership for Marker Construction; commercial contractor and construction management firm with offices in Bellefontaine and Columbus. After graduating from Benjamin Logan in 1996, Jacob began his path in the construction field – working residential construction in the summers while in college – then joining Marker part-time while he was taking college classes - and then eventually joining Marker as a full-time associate. After several years in the industry, he grew to enjoy the everyday changes and challenges that were presented on the job sites and the rewarding feeling of seeing a building come together. With his strong drive and eagerness to provide opportunities for others to grow, succeed, and achieve their goals, Jacob has advanced through the organization and become a proven leader. Jacob began his career at Marker in 2000 as a carpenter and then moved up the ranks to a Superintendent, then Project Manager, then Industrial Division Manager, and in 2018, he earned the title of Executive Vice President.  He has led many exciting construction projects, including the Topre America New Plant in Springfield and the Airstream expansion, which will be wrapping up soon. What was once considered a rough, uneducated, and unskilled industry, has grown into one of the most technologically advanced and financially lucrative career paths available. From Architecture to Engineering to Skilled Trades to Project Management, the booming industry offers many rewarding career opportunities.