President Biography

ReaJohnsonRea Johnson, LEED AP, President of CREA Construction, is an innovative green builder with over 10 years of experience in engineering and all facets of the construction industry. As the leader and founder of the company, she is responsible for financial planning, contract acquisition and building the ideal team. Her focus as a general contractor and subcontractor (self-performing Carpentry and Painting Services) is to empower and inspire her team to reach and exceed their skills while warranting professional results. Also, her passion is to produce green communities one block at a time through sustainable building practices and retrofitting commercial institutions. CREA Construction is Licensed, Bonded, Insured and WBE/MBE/DBE/8(a) Certified.

Rea is a native of Chicago and attained her MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1998, her BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1996 and her BS in Mathematics, Magna cum Laude, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, 1996. Her recent awards were attained from the Chicago Association of Realtors as a Good Neighbor Award Recipient, May 2009 and Chicago Defender Woman of Excellence, April 2014. Click here to view the President’s resume.