Employee Spotlight – Nick is one of our more seasoned vets at our Grand Forks location. Always open to talk about UND hockey and willingness to share his wealth of industry knowledge, Nick is a great asset to our team and the Grand Forks community! Get to know Nick a little better, below.

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Name: Nick Johnson

Position at Hannaher’s: Branch Manager, Grand Forks

Hometown: Warroad, MN

City you live in: Fisher, MN

How long have you worked at Hannaher’s? I started with Gaffaney’s in 1997 and took a four year break in 2004, but returned in 2008. (Hannaher’s purchased Gaffaney’s in 2011. Read more about our history here.)

Describe what you do in your role at Hannaher’s: Most of my time is spent in a sales role working with our customers to provide office furniture, seating, education furniture, and architectural products.  My role also includes overseeing our sales and support levels.

What is your favorite thing about your job at Hannaher’s? To see a very satisfied client once a project has been fully executed.

What is the proudest moment you’ve had working at Hannaher’s? Most recently, this would be winning two major projects at the a large university in North Dakota.

Three words to describe working at Hannaher’s: Exciting, innovative, and changing

If you went to college, here did you go and what is your degree in? Northern Arizona University, Bachelors of Science Interior Design/Business

What is the first concert you ever attended? Scorpions 1994, Phoenix, AZ

What is the last book you’ve read? The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

What do you like to do for fun in your spare time? Any hobbies? I enjoy playing hockey, golfing, hunting and fishing.

What would be the first thing you buy if you won the lottery? A new boat

Tell us about your family: I have two children, Ashlee (21) and Nickolas “Rudy” (19).  Ashlee is attending college at NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND.  Rudy will be attending Electrical Lineman school through M-State Wadena in Wadena, MN.

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