Our Vision Statement

We will be the leader in the delivery of innovative, quality and reliable underground construction services to our markets and customers. We are committed to preserving and enhancing the highest safety standards that enable us to protect and serve our employees and customers in a positive environment. We will be driven by our values to give back, to protect the environment, and to grow our customer base into solution-driven, customer-oriented relationships.

What We Do

Shaft Sinking

R. G. Johnson Company’s core business is the construction of large-diameter conventional shafts primarily for the bituminous coal industry.

Specialty Services

We also provide solutions to a wide array of specialty construction and repair projects both underground and above ground.

For more detail on Shaft Sinking and Specialty Services, please refer to the Services tab.

Safety and health

Providing a safe and healthy work environment is a core value at R. G. Johnson Company. We are proud of our commitment to one another as well as to our customers and neighbors to always protect people, property and the environment. The R. G. Johnson Safety Program addresses the responsibilities, accountability and dedication that all of us must share and accept in order to have a safe and productive workplace. We recognize and stress the need to abide by all applicable government regulations as well as the project specific and company safety rules. We each are accountable to the Company and each other, with a common goal of making our project sites free of accidents or injuries.


Getting involved and having a positive impact on the world in which we live is important to all of us who work at R. G. Johnson Company. We encourage community involvement through various charitable initiatives. These include donations to numerous nonprofit organizations, academic initiatives, youth sports, charities and disaster relief efforts. Everyone is encouraged to try and give of their time and energy to those who are in need. Each job crew is encouraged to reach out to the local community in which they’re working and determine where they might make a difference.