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Stephanie Johnston

Stephanie Johnston

As editor in chief, Stephanie Johnston oversees Public Works’ print magazine, website, e-newsletters, and digital initiatives. Before joining the staff 10 years ago, she worked on publications owned by the American Bar Association, Associated Equipment Distributors, and agriculture-industry publisher Century Communications. In 2015, she became editor of Concrete Construction sister publication Concrete Surfaces. She has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and lives in a Chicago suburb. E-mail sjohnston@hanleywood.com or follow her on Twitter at @StephanieatPW.

Stephanie Johnston's Posts

New Year, New Focus New Year, New Focus

Almost half the people who make New Year’s resolutions blow them within a month, but Concrete Surfaces won’t be part of that statistic in 2017. We’re tweaking our editorial focus to be a more useful tool for you. Read more

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The Aye's Have It!

Almost 1,200 people took the time to peruse 20 projects vying for our annual Polished Concrete Readers' Choice award. The prize goes to the same contractor for the second consecutive year. Read more

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Keeping Cool in Calabasas Keeping Cool in Calabasas

Decorative concrete transforms a boring backyard into a resort-like retreat. Read more

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Here's an Election Where Your Vote REALLY Counts Here's an Election Where Your Vote REALLY Counts

Depending on where you live, your state's electoral college could overrule your vote for a President Clinton or a President Trump. Not so with us. Our annual Polished Concrete Awards counts every single vote for every single project to name a Readers' Choice award. Read more

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Night Moves Night Moves

Imagine the steady income you'd enjoy if building managers paid your company to care for the concrete floors your crew just finished polishing. And renewed the contract every year. Sounds great, right? There's just one thing you should know before getting into the maintenance business. Read more

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