our history

Founded on Family Values

Louie Johnson’s entrepreneurial mind led him to start his own construction company, Johnson Construction, in 1975. His intuitive, “can do” attitude put him on the path to become one of the leading contractors in the area. His dream of sharing this passion with his son Jeff came true in 1989, when they founded Dakota Underground.

Beginning as a municipal sewer & water utility contractor, we have since expanded into earthmoving, grading, concrete paving, curb & gutter, concrete structures, and water transmission pipelines in the Tri-State Area.

Founder Louie Johnson on-site with son and co-founder, Jeff, and grandson Jake (2008)

Lowell “Louie” Johnson (1940 – 2013)

Known for Quality Work

For nearly 40 years, Dakota Underground has built a strong reputation in and around the community as a reliable contractor that works hard to achieve excellent results.

We remain consistent in our ability to complete a wide range of infrastructure projects on or ahead of schedule while maintaining a safe workplace. We take great pride in our people, projects, and relationships with private and public entities.