Johnson Marine started as a hobby in 1958 when Curt Johnson Jr. developed the Handy Lock Turnbuckle. Six years of part-time marketing led to Curt Jr. resigning his position as manager of engineering for a major machinery manufacturer to develop a line of stainless steel turnbuckles and fittings in 1964. The line was readily accepted by many major sailboat OEM's, and Johnson's continuing ability to develop, manufacture and distribute a superior product, has made Johnson Marine the industry's number one supplier of Life Line fittings. Innovation and dedication to excellence are the cornerstones of the family-owned and run business, where today sons Burt (president) and Curt III (vice-president) continue the tradition.
Johnson now finds architects have discovered the benefits of Johnson stainless hardware. From the Houston Astrodome and AAA Corporate Center to the U.S. Military
and private homes, Johnson Architectural Hardware is the choice of discerning professionals. Please request a free catalog inside the continental U.S.A.