"Last year my wife and I came across a spec house that was being built by Erik Johnson and John Darling. The house was in the early stage of construction. We decided to move forward and entered into a contract to purchase the house. I was expecting the normal delays and headaches associated with purchasing new construction. Boy was I wrong. Erik and John adhered to the construction schedule as promised and delivered an impeccably constructed home on time. The quality of workmanship is evident. As with every new construction there are punch list items which have to be addressed post-closing. All items were minor and were addressed timely and completely. I primarily worked with John who was extremely responsive in addressing any open items. John also happens to be a heck of a nice guy and was very easy to work with on this project.
I would without hesitation recommend Johnson and Darling for any significant home renovation or new construction projects."
Mitchell and Jane Pollack
Long Beach Township, NJ
“I am a third generation builder thus have high expectations when it comes to communication and attention to detail. Johnson Darling not only met my expectations; they exceeded them. In large part to John and Erik’s daily “hands on” site management; our home truly is exceptional. Their integrity and passion for quality is admirable."
“As an on-the-job and hands-on builder, Erik explains the steps of the building process as the project progresses, and he offers guidance with the many decisions that are required of homeowners. Erik and his crew work neatly and efficiently, and they are reliable. It’s our impression that he and his company limit their number of active jobs so that each one receives the proper attention and is completed in a timely manner. From our own experiences with Erik, it’s easy to understand why he has an excellent reputation as a quality builder on LBI.”
The Jinks Family
"After meeting and interviewing several builders, we settled on John Darling of Johnson Darling LLC and we could not be happier.
John developed a detailed estimate of the cost and timing to turn our ideas into reality. It is rare that a project is completed on time and within the budget projection and this is exactly what John Darling delivered.
Throughout the process, John kept us informed at every stage. He is extremely well organized and every one of the people he has working with him were highly professional, polite and very neat. John also does a lot of the work himself and he is a perfectionist.
We have received many, many compliments from our neighbors as well as people simply walking by.
I would not hesitate to give my highest recommendation to Johnson Darling LLC and John Darling specifically for any construction project.
He is a man of integrity and he and his team were a pleasure to work with."
Ken and Judy Giacin
“When you have EHJ Inc. build your home, you are dealing directly with Erik Johnson every step of the way, and that’s a good thing because Erik is focused on attention to detail and on building a quality home for his clients. The fact that our house was undamaged by Hurricane Sandy is testimony to the quality of the construction.
We suspect that many people approach the homebuilding process the way we did – hoping to find a builder who is willing to work with you, who is accessible throughout the process, who stays on task and completes the project within the specific time frame, and perhaps most importantly, who takes pride in his workmanship. EHJ Inc. was the perfect choice for us. Erik exceeded our expectations in all of these areas. We are thrilled with the end result and feel as though we received a great value for our money.”
Jim and Linda Holder
Beach Haven Gardens
“It was a pleasure having Erik Johnson as our builder for our new home in Beach Haven. Not only was the outcome beyond our expectations, but Erik and his staff also made the entire process effortless for us. EHJ Inc. is truly a professional operation with a tremendous track record of beautiful homes on LBI. From design, product selection, and the attention to every detail, to the quality of workmanship and the strict adherence to our timeline, EHJ Inc. is truly a premiere construction company offering an unsurpassed product and providing a level of confidence and comfort along the way.”
Bob and Janet Fabiano
“Erik was one of six builders whom we considered. We chose Erik because of the feedback that we received from previous customers and his competitive price. It also impressed us that he is on the job site working with the subs and not managing from an office. Erik completed our home within the agreed-upon time and handled the two changes we made during the building process at a reasonable price.”
Dave and Colleen Richardson
North Beach Haven
"We met with several builders before meeting Erik to discuss building our new home in Haven Beach. After talking with him and seeing the attention to detail and craftsmanship he put into his own beautiful home, we knew we'd found the builder who could make our vision a reality. Although we were initially concerned about trying to build a second home from a long distance, our concerns were soon alleviated as Erik is very hands-on and we knew we were in excellent hands. He and his team were terrific at helping us through myriad design choices while keeping on schedule and coordinating with others like the landscapers and pool company to deliver our finished home in time for the summer season. If you are looking for a home and not just a house, built by a true craftsman, there is no one better than Erik. We have had more complete strangers compliment our new home than we ever imagined. We always tell them we had a great builder. Erik wasn't just our builder, he is now our friend."
Tom & Marti Omberg
"I initially met Erik Johnson in 2002 when I bought a “spec” house that he had built. We were so impressed by his craftsmanship, professionalism, and manner that we asked him to build another property in 2006. He was a gentleman throughout, and I now consider him a friend. Erik is not a builder who slaps up houses while racing the clock and employing any laborer he can find. He is an artisan who is hands-on at the job site and enlists only similarly motivated assistants. His subcontractors all seem to give him priority status. If I should decide to undertake another building project on LBI, Erik would be my only choice. In fact, I would do it all on a handshake."
“Having been a builder most of my career, when it came to selecting one to build our new home at the Jersey Shore, we wanted someone who was knowledgeable about shore building practices, who had earned a reputation for quality and timely performance, who would make sound recommendations to us, and who would listen to our own product and design preferences but not hesitate to tell us if we weren’t heading in the right direction. We wanted timely performance, not excuses, and a builder whom we could trust. That’s what we got with Erik!
He is a terrific person with whom to work, a builder who is as good as his word.”
Lyn and Jay Cranmer