Tom was born into his family's HVAC and Plumbing business that his father, Robert, started in 1964 in Cambridge, MN. Tom became full time GM of the business in 1984. He and his brother Mark bought the business in 1998.
In 2008, Tom heard about Jim Davis who was teaching a revolutionary class about Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Combustion. Tom and his top two technicians jumped into his 1998 Dodge custom van and headed for Louisville KY where Jim Davis was teaching.
"I became a Jim Davis disciple," Tom proclaims! "I always believed that training my guys better than our competition was always my advantage. Now I had the truth!"
He became a member of National Comfort Institute (NCI) and over the next eight years, Tom attended CO training 13 more times. He is now an instructor teaching CO & Combustion certification classes throughout the Midwest.
In 2010 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors association chose Tom's company, TM Johnson Bros., Inc., as their National Contractor of the Year. Then in 2014 the company was named NCI's Contractor of the Year. Tom has won several other national and state awards and is a contributing author to several trade publications.
Tom is a 35-year veteran of the American Legion's Boys State program. Plus, during his spare time, he explores the back roads of the USA on his full-dress Harley Davidson motorcycle named 'Sylvia.''