President & COO
Johnson Storage & Moving
Location: Centennial, CO
Industry: Logistics/Moving & Storage
*Second Year Honoree*
Johnson Storage & Moving launched several initiatives in 2021 under Don Hindman’s leadership, and success followed.
In the past 18 months, the company started three new businesses, opened six new warehouses and acquired four competitors. The three start-ups are Johnson Intermodal (chassis transport), Broadway Interiors (office furniture), and WarehousingIT (supply chain management) with combined revenues of $25 million, equal to 25% of the company’s total sales.
WarehousingIT helps retailers and manufacturers manage inventory and shipments, even in this difficult supply chain environment. In its first year, the business opened one million square feet of dedicated 3PL warehousing locations in Waco; Dallas; Ontario, Canada; Franklin, Kentucky; and Chicago. The company now provides overflow warehousing for Walmart, Tractor Supply, Niagara Water, Procter & Gamble and others. WarehousingIT grew to $10 million in revenue in its first year, with projections to double that in 2022.
Johnson’s legacy household goods relocation business also prospered in 2021, growing by 25% to $50 million. The company seized on the trend of families migrating away from higher-cost and high-population centers to medium-sized cities and states such as Florida, Texas and Arizona.
“Our theme for 2022 is Harvest,” said Hindman, the company’s president, chief operating officer and principal. “We have been in a heavy investment mode for the past two years in part facilitated by our $3.1 million forgiven PPP loan, and our goal in 2022 is to reap the benefit of this investment to maximize our bottom line. Building crew and driver capacity to handle our 20% budgeted growth is our top priority in 2022.”
The company’s charitable foundation, Johnson Cares, gives away $250,000 a year to local causes, including Easter Seals, Inclusive Higher Ed., University of Colorado and most recently, the Boulder County Red Cross, to assist with victims of the Marshall Fire in Louisville and Superior, Colorado.
“We measure our success in these areas based upon our five core values of Accountability, Integrity, Respect, Boundarylessness and Compassion,” Hindman said. “Each of 500 associates gets reviewed against our core values in April of each year, and their compensation is based in part on alignment therewith.”
Hindman serves on the board of directors of the Office Moving Alliance and the Young Presidents Organization in Denver. This is Hindman’s second time as a titan. He was also recognized in 2021.
“I have been truly honored to be associated with such an accomplished group of professionals,” Hindman said. “Belonging to the Titan 100 has presented unique and powerful networking opportunities, and I have been fortunate enough to foster new and productive relationships with some of the brightest minds in Colorado.”
"Belonging to the Titan 100 has presented unique and powerful networking opportunities, and I have been fortunate enough to foster new and productive relationships with some of the brightest minds in Colorado."