Building a successful business

Keller Johnson is a builder in Conway in more ways than one. In addition to building homes, warehouses, condos and airport hangars, Johnson has built lasting professional relationships that have, in turn, helped him to build his resume to include owning eight businesses dealing with real estate or construction.

Johnson shares credit for his success with his family and team, which often overlap.

“I can’t imagine trying to do anything without these people,” Johnson said of his crew. “It truly is a family business.”

His wife Christi works as office manager for the small businesses and the building company. Lynn Lasley — who, though not related, grew up with Johnson and is considered family — is the lead superintendent for Keller Johnson Builders Inc.

“I did the flooring in the first house Keller built,” Lasley said. “I love working with him.”

Johnson started building in 1996 and got his residential license in 2003. Over time, his business grew enough to drive him to get his commercial license a few years ago.
“I’ve always had an interest in commercial and rental properties,” Johnson said. “Plus, I love working with people.”

If repeat customers are an indication, people seem to love working with him as well.

Christi recalled one customer who “loves us so much, we are on our fourth project with them.” She said the company has about two years of continual work with upcoming projects for them.
Johnson said that although “every project is rewarding,” he is especially proud of his first subdivision, Princeton Village.

“That’s been a fun project,” he said. “Taking a raw piece of land, putting the streets and all the infrastructure and utilities and getting to see the vision coming together makes it fun.”
Princeton Village will feature homes with front porches and lights out front to give them a quaint feeling.

“The goal from day one was for them to look like they were built all at once,” Johnson said. “It will be a unique subdivision.”

Princeton Village is West Conway’s newest premier subdivision featuring beautiful craftsman style homes. Each home is carefully constructed by Keller Johnson Builders, Bret Franks Construction, and Jim Atkinson. This is all possible by the residential designer, Monty Moix, of Moix Designs.

The homes in Princeton Village will be a minimum of 1,800 square feet and will feature rear entry garages, fully maintained landscaping and lawn care by Cabe Soffos of Conway Sprinkler and Landscape, and many more modern amenities. Every home will be equipped with smart features as well as being Conway Corporation Energy Smart certified.

Along with the residential area, Princeton Village will boast commercial retail space in the front portion off of College. The commercial space will feature quiet office space, eateries, and other retail and professional space.

Keller Johnson Builders and Grissom and Company Real Estate have partnered together to showcase these beautiful properties. When Keller and Matt initially met about Princeton Village, they agreed that this could quickly become one of the most desirable places to live in Conway. Matt is proud to be the marketing director and also to have his company as the exclusive listing agency. For more information on Princeton Village, please contact Matt or any of the associates at Grissom and Company at 501-329-2991 or visit their website at

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