Andre Johnson, Harbor Point Condominium
Harbor Point doorperson Andre Johnson has shown the skills to succeed in several occupations over the course of his career, and he says that attitude got him where he is today.
“I consider myself a people person, which is how I ended up doing the job I do now,” he explains. “I try to give the service, the performance and respect that I would like to receive.”
“The residents make my job easy,” he adds. “They are great.”
Johnson has been a lobby contact at Harbor Point for 23 years. He learned about the position from “another doorman who was working at the property.”
At the time, he was selling women’s shoes for Chernin’s in Downers Grove. Prior to that, he spent more than a decade as a restaurant manager in Montgomery, Alabama.
The town is home to Alabama State University, where Johnson earned a BS in Business Management and employed his 91-mph fastball pitching for the Division 1 Hornets baseball team.
Although he enjoyed the South for “its hospitality and people,” the native Chicagoan returned north to be closer to his family. But not before trying out for the Cincinnati Reds.
“It was an open call,” he says. “Your turn comes around, you show what you got.”
He did not make the team, but that’s okay. Besides working the Harbor Point lobby, he keeps busy running an interior design business and spending time with his wife and three children.
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Daniel Patton — Staff Writer