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Brian, Tamra & Johnson Construction Settle On Kimball

The unique building now housing Johnson Construction has 85 years of business experience in Kimball. The two-story building was built in 1935 by Farmers Co-op Oil Co.

The May 2, 1935 edition of the Observer reported that "The Farmers Co-op. Oil Co., with a membership of farmers in Kimball and Banner counties, have bought the lots from C.V. Bullock on the Lincoln Highway west of the Darling lunch room. Some of the bulk tanks arrived this week and are being installed. They will buy through the Nebraska Farmers union."

Brian Johnson, originally from Indiana, came to Kimball in 2010 when the big hail storm hit. After a variety of experiences from Florida, Minnesota, Texas and Colorado, Brian met Tamra and they said, "We keep ending up in Kimball." So now they have made Kimball their home.

Brian has hopes for the future of Kimball as he purchased two lots from the city with the intent of building spec homes, but he already has people interested in custom homes for those lots.

In addition to building homes, Johnson Construction does kitchen and bathroom remodels. He said Johnson Construction "does anything to do with residences."

"We have been lucky enough that people have been waiting on us," he said.

Now, Johnson Construction is working on the basketball and pickle-ball courts at Gotte Park. They coated areas of the courts with a tar-like surface and paint will soon cover the court's center circle and three point area.