Wade, the oldest of the Johnston children, is a 1979 graduate of Brinnon Elementary, a 1983 graduate of Quilcene High School, and a 1990 graduate of the University of Puget Sound Bachelor of Science in secondary education with emphasis in Mathematics and Biology.
At the same time Wade received his real estate license in 1985, later the escrow licenses in 2005, working summers while in school. After teaching for 2 years, Wade joined the business full time, met and married Lisa in 1993. The couple were blessed with 3 boys. Lisa obtained her elementary teaching degree from George Fox University and they continue the business today.
Stan was a master of many trades and always a helping hand in the community. He was born in Shelton and raised in Hoodsport, participating in athletics (basketball was a favorite) and always fishing and hunting.
In his younger years he worked at a shipyard in Bremerton then west to Alaska and built a village jailhouse. He and his brother owned and operated the Hoodsport gas station and towing (now the site of the gas and grocery store) at which time he joined the local real estate office which had a branch office in Brinnon. Being truly industrious, he bought out the real estate brokerage and moved his family, his wife and three small children, to Brinnon in 1974.
Some of the things Stan was known for: bulldozers, backhoes, logging, subdivision, escrow and legal paperwork, well drilling, water systems, a licensed contractor, building storage buildings and the current office building, coaching and sponsoring athletic teams, and most things to do with property in general.
Stan met Candy who was equally full of energy. Candy followed with her own Real Estate license which she held all along her various endeavors. Candy was the master bookkeeper of the operation and involved in numerous activities in the community. She had a special heart for children and went into education, eventually receiving a master’s degree. She was well-known for cramming most of a sports team into the vehicle after work and heading to a ball game, swimming, skiing, and other various programs. The couple gave a start to several real estate agents and other small businesses in the area. They both passed away in a 2011 car accident, may they rest in peace.