Crawford Building Consultants celebrates 25th anniversary
by Jaclyn Witherly
Crawford Building Consultants celebrated on Wednesday, October 23, their 25th anniversary.
Dick Crawford started the company single handedly in a bedroom, in his Toronto home. He eventually expanded to two bedrooms and remained there, gathering clients for 10 years.
He then moved to Clear Lake and ran the business out of his home, until five years ago when he bought the building on Concession Street, in Lakefield.
He explained he is a project manager, he works with private industrial companies, pharmaceutical companies etc.
The company constructs buildings, renovates and helps clients purchase property. Crawford says they are basically a, “one stop shop for companies who want to expand their businesses.”
Over the past 25 years he has had clients all over Ontario, and the business has grown significantly. The core business is still what it was in the beginning, in that small bedroom.
“Actually it’s amazing because I had to look it up to see I had been in business 25 years,” Crawford said. “We do work every day. I love my work, I just come and have fun, and I have a great staff. Really staff is what makes this business click.”
The evening celebration consisted of friends, and members of the East Kawartha Chamber of Commerce, and the Peterborough and Lindsay Chamber of Commerce, enjoying drinks and refreshments. Mayor Mary Smith and Deputy Mayor Andy Mitchell were also in attendance, along with Councillors Sherry Senis and Anita Locke.
Crawford explained most of his clients have never been to his office, Crawford Building Consultants goes to them.
“We are continuing to do business so hopefully we are here another 25 years.”
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