Initially started in 1958 by Tom Williams and Jim Schultz, Gateway Builders was a design / build company for agricultural buildings. In 1974 Gateway Builders was split into two separate companies, Gateway Builders, Inc. and Farm Builders, Inc.
Kevin Johnson, who is now President of Gateway Building Systems, along with Fred Suppes, acquired Farm Builders, Inc., in 1977. In 1985 Kevin Johnson purchased Suppes’ share in the company and also acquired Gateway Builders, a companion firm focuses on commercial and industrial buildings in 1986.
In 1991 he combined the two companies and changed the name to Gateway Building Systems, Inc. “We just don’t design and build for today, we look to the future and create a plan for our customers 3, 5, and 10 years down the road.”
Gateway Building Systems is the region’s design and build leader of pre-engineered buildings for the commercial and agricultural markets. Gateway Building Systems currently has offices in West Fargo, and Jamestown, North Dakota as well as Fergus Falls, Minnesota. A dealer for innovative companies like Butler Manufacturing, Brock Bins, and MC Dryers, Gateway Building Systems has built its outstanding reputation on quality and reliability.
One of the advantages of working with Gateway Building Systems is we have complete control over your project by owning our own equipment and employing our own crews and safety personnel.
From the quality and longevity of our people to the customers we have served over the last fifty plus years, Gateway Building Systems continues to focus on the future and the needs of our customers.
Gateway Building Systems. Committed to integrity, reliability and craftsmanship since 1958.
Michael Johnson is a business coach helping entrepreneurs navigate the inflection point of transitioning from being their own boss, or owning a job, to creating the success they envision.
Michael has built a one-stop-shop for business solutions including; business consulting, accounting, tax, and investment advice. Since 1986 Michael has helped over 400 businesses and organizations with several disciplines of business including leadership development, financial management, building effective cultures through mentorship, brand building, and marketing, sales, and delivery activities. Michael takes a truly wholistic approach to helping others build their business.
Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from North Dakota State University.
He is trained as a Certified EMyth Business Coach. Where he previously spent 3 years coaching small business owners worldwide.
He is a graduate of the Dave Ramsey, Entreleadership Master Series.
Michael is a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider for tax [and accounting].
He is an Enrolled Agent, ‘America’s Tax Experts’ and a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute.
He is also a licensed Investment Advisor Representative, and Michael holds a certificate of completion of the Certified Financial Planner curriculum of the American College.
And, he is a licensed insurance agent.
The firm has a deep bench of experts in business development, marketing, graphic design, legal, employee benefits, insurance, estate planning, and I.T. Along with the expert resources provided by Patrick Lencioni’s Table Group, Cool Spring Insights, Vital Smarts’ Crucial Conversations, and Jim Collins’ Good to Great tools.
Michael has worked the last several years as a business coach and advisor successfully helping small business owner’s transition from a business that owns them, to a business which enables them to create the success they desire. As one client business owner has stated, “I used to be a guy with an insurance license, now I’m the owner of an employee benefits business”.
The best prospect for the kind of help Michael provides is an entrepreneur that is just coming to grips with the prospective; that to attain their idea of success they need to take control and create a proper business structure. They know change is necessary and they need help clearing the path.
Michael is grateful he gets to do this. Being a coach is truly his calling and he is happiest when the people he works with can make real progress creating their own version of success.
Owner and OptometristDr. Gary Johnson, O.D. PCMember since February 7, 2020
Dr. Gary Johnson received his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Southern California College of Optometry. In addition to comprehensive and medical eye exams, his office has a special interest in fitting contact lenses and treating dry eyes.
Dr. Johnson was given his first pair of glasses in the 4th grade but was afraid to wear them. “I didn’t see what I was missing until I started wearing them in college. What a difference they made.”
“This is my main job. If you want a fast, friendly, affordable exam, come see me at Visionworks in West Acres, Fargo. We will have your trial contact lenses in stock 99% of the time. I’m available for exams M-Sat 10-6 (later appts given if needed) 701-277-9555 for Fargo”
Outside his practice, Dr. Johnson enjoys biking, walking, swimming, and the occasional round of golf.
Hometown: Warroad, MN
Education: Southern California College of Optometry; MSUM; UND