Johnson Carlier announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by the Big-D family of companies, which includes Big-D Construction, headquartered in Salt Lake City, and Martin Harris Construction, headquartered in Las Vegas.  The acquisition is expected to close later this month.

Johnson Carlier is a third-generation Arizona-born and independently managed general contractor, providing construction management, design/build and CMAR services throughout the Southwest. The company will continue to be headquartered in Tempe, where it has served the Phoenix community for nearly 100 years.

As one of the largest construction organizations in the country with revenues exceeding $1.5 billion, Big-D’s family of companies includes more than 1,300 associates and 50 years of experience providing design/build, general contracting and construction management services to customers from a wide variety of industries.

Johnson Carlier will keep its same name and Chris Johnson, whose grandfather started the business in 1921, will continue as CEO of, and to locally manage, Johnson Carlier.

“Everyone here at Johnson Carlier is very excited about this new chapter in our company’s history. And the best part for me—it ensures that our company and all of its employees will have a brighter and more resource filled opportunity to build on successes of our past and launch us into the next 100 years,” said Chris Johnson, CEO.

Since it was founded in 1921, Johnson Carlier has left its mark on the Phoenix area with hundreds of successful projects, especially in its most robust markets including: automotive, food & beverage, distribution, higher education, hospitality and healthcare.

This transaction will allow Johnson Carlier to better serve its customers by enabling the company to take on larger, more complex projects in Arizona, as well as increasing its bonding capacity and resources. The move will also allow Johnson Carlier to further its mission of delivering an incomparable customer experience as Arizona continues to observe unprecedented growth.

“This acquisition is part of Big-D’s vision to strengthen our company through alliances with premier builders in selected markets. Johnson Carlier has a storied history and is highly respected for its integrity and service to its customers. We are excited to be a part of their future,” said Jack Livingood, Big-D Construction chairman.