Our History

Ray D. Johnson

Our Founder 1925-1991

Ray Johnson

Ray Johnson learned very early that hard work was the key to success. Ray served in the Army (Air Force in World War II) and served his country while stationed in the Philippines. After his return from the war, Ray took a job with the Holland Furnace Company as a service technician. Soon after, Ray started his own company named Ray Johnson Air Filter Service in 1951. Then a few years later it became Ray Johnson Heating & Plumbing. The original company was born in Mt. Pleasant in 1951 but later moved to the Norvelt area in 1960 to a building which was located near the Rustic Drive-In Theater. In 1971, Ray purchased the current property which was known as the “auction barn” and began remodeling the building to suit his Heating & Air Conditioning Company and launch Johnson’s Hardware. Ray remained active as President of Johnson’s until his retirement in 1990. Bruce Johnson was named President at that time and remains the active leader of Johnson’s. Ray passed away in 1991 at the age of 65.

Bruce A. Johnson


Bruce Johnson

When Ray Johnson retired in 1990, Bruce Johnson was named President of Johnson’s. Bruce has successfully grown the once small company into one of the largest heating and cooling companies in Western Pennsylvania, with over 20 trucks on the road daily! Since a teenager, Bruce has dedicated himself to employment at Johnson’s. He’s proud of his some 40 years with the company, proud of the people that make Johnson’s great, and proud of its continuous growth each and every year. Bruce resides in Greensburg with his wife Monica of 30 years and has two children, Ryan and Kelly.

Please take a look at our past below!

our history