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The Sky is the Limit

Published online: May 03, 2024 East Idaho Business
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The enduring success of family-owned companies rests on succession.

Johnson Brothers is no exception. Founded more than a century ago, the business is still a mainstay in downtown Idaho Falls, with a location in Boise and a business footprint that spans the West.

Representing the fifth generation at the helm, the current leadership team of Zac Bodily and Chris Sargis draw on their personal predispositions to perpetuate the growth trajectory.

You may recognize President and co-owner Zac Bodily. From coaching youth baseball to scaling area mountain peaks, Bodily strives for perfection in all of life’s endeavors. Overseeing the operational and production aspect of the company is the perfect focus for his quiet, driven and detail-loving personality.

His counterpart, co-owner and VP of Sales Chris Sargis, shows his civic pride through the Exchange Club of Idaho Falls. From providing U.S. flags to kids during the Fourth of July Parade to donating copious hours of time to the annual Field of Honor Veterans Memorial, he’s a visible embodiment of the J-Bros way. He also has a penchant for vintage cars and golf.

The two credit the company’s longevity and growth to loyal employees.

“The strength of this company rests with the employees,” Sargis said. “The median tenure of our staff averages 15 years. That kind of stability fosters an environment for sustained growth.”

Currently J-Bros is a force in the western states, supplying building materials, custom millwork and casework to sought-after professional contractors and architects. To the public they share a unique one-on-one retail expertise with merchandise stocked for all types of building, construction and decorating projects. With a primary focus on windows, doors and interior finishes.

Like their predecessors, the new leadership duo plans to continue the family tradition of
balancing opportunity with excellence.

“We stand on the shoulders of previous generations that have labored and sacrificed to keep this family-business opportunity alive,” Bodily said. “We are committed to continued effort not only for our children, but also for each employee that relies upon the company’s success for their own families.”

Whether you’re searching for windows, interior/exterior doors or cabinet hardware, don’t pass up the chance to visit Johnson Brothers on Basalt Street in Idaho Falls and on Cole Road in Boise.

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