Our Roots

In 1976 a small shoring and foundation company, Kulchin and Associates, Inc., utilizing the newest technologies, completed the first soil nailing project in the Western Hemisphere. Mike Condon and James Johnson transformed that small company into Condon-Johnson & Associates (CJA) a leader in geotechnical construction on the West Coast of the United States.

By the early 1980’s at Peter Kiewit and Sons, Mike Condon had built a 13-year career on cost-effective, quality construction. In 1985, in search of new challenges Mike joined Kulchin and Associates, Inc., as General Manager and Vice President. In his new position, he instituted a culture of vigorous pursuit and development of innovative engineering technologies. In the following years Mike acquired control of the company, and with James Johnson as his business partner, changed its name to Condon-Johnson & Associates.

With demonstrated proficiency in the full range of specialty foundation services and ground improvement methods, Mike and James grew the company from 25 employees and revenues of $4 million per year to 300 employees and annual revenues of $85 million. Mike capitalized on the expanding expertise and innovations to create a company that quickly became a leader in the field of heavy civil geotechnical construction and engineering.

Sadly, we lost Mike in 2002 to an untimely death, but his legacy lives on. His commitment to treating people with fairness, honesty, simplicity, and integrity is carried forward by the company that bears his name.