Jeff Johnson


Custom Micro

Little Rock

Jeff Johnson

It was 1984, when Jeff Johnson was working at Dillard Department Stores Inc., that he "got that entrepreneur bug."

The 38-year-old Johnson says, "Back then, computers were the up-and-coming technology. I moved from San Antonio to Little Rock to work with my brother who owned Micro Computer Center."

The Johnson brothers sold Micro Computer Center but bought back part of the business that became Custom Micro.

"We're a computer services and integration company," Johnson says. "We install, service and support."

He says the secret to the company's 60 percent growth rate is customer satisfaction.

"I have yet to lose a customer to the competition," Johnson says. "We remain flexible. We have nothing set in concrete; we listen to the customer. We don't try to sell something that we're already doing somewhere else."

Johnson says the strong growth allows the company to give its customers more attention than it normally could.

Johnson and the company's 22 employees are involved in Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids, an organization that has set up a computer lab for kids on Geyer Springs Road.

Johnson says he gets away from work by relaxing on Lake Ouachita.