Leaders since 1958

About Us

C. Sherman Johnson Company Incorporated was founded in 1958 by Curtiss S. Johnson Jr (1925 – 2005). Mr. Johnson’s love of sailing inspired him to design and manufacture stainless steel turnbuckles, fittings and marine accessories for the pleasure marine market. Many patents and innovative designs lead Johnson Marine (Trade Name) to become one of the largest OEM supplies of life line hardware in the marine industry.

After many calls from architects for cable railings, the light bulb went on and a new division was formed called Johnson Architectural Hardware to design, market and manufacture specific architectural hardware for cable and wire railings. The new division took off and Johnson cable rails can be found in private homes, commercial, municipal, educational, medical and sports arenas.

You’ll find what you need for your next rigging or cable railing project at C. Sherman Johnson Company, and it’s made in the USA!

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Continuing the Family Tradition

Innovation and dedication to excellence are the cornerstones of the family-owned and run business, where today brothers Burt (CEO), Curt III (President), and 3rd generation brothers Sam and Max continue the tradition.

The Chosen Professionals

Johnson now finds architects have discovered the benefits of Johnson stainless hardware. From the Houston Astrodome and AAA Corporate Center to the U.S. Military and private homes, Johnson Architectural Hardware is the choice of discerning professionals.

CS Johnson is one of the largest OEM suppliers of life line and cable railing hardware for both the marine and architectural industries.