History

1952

Harvey Crawford establishes Crawford Heating & Cooling as sole proprietorship. The "early shop" is located at 4th Avenue and 21st Street.

1962

Articles of incorporation registered with Secretary of State: Nov. 26, 1962.

1965

A new building is constructed at 1306 Mill St. (present site). Building survives Great Flood of 1965.

1968

Crawford grows to 6,800-square feet on Mill St.

1972

Bob Frink begins career at Crawford.

1974

Harvey Crawford passes away. Bob Frink and Jim Maynard Sr. assume management duties at the company.

1977

Crawford Residential begins a long-standing association with Bryant Heating and Cooling products.

1985

Crawford adds commercial and industrial markets to niche, maintains residential division.

1986

Crawford adds weld shop and begins specialty fabrication projects.

1990

Specialized stainless steel projects have become a new emphasis. The first expansion, since 1968, is completed - adding 3,200-square feet.

1994

Another addition is constructed, this time 3,600-square feet are added for the specialty fabrication division. Also, a four-ton overhead crane is purchased. Total square-footage sits at 13,200.

1996

A coil line and additional sheet metal ductwork fabrication equipment is purchased. Jim Maynard Sr. retires from business.

1998

Crawford remodels and gains additional office space. Cumulative facility totals 26,000-square feet.

2000

Crawford buys area's largest laser-cutting center and forms new Laser Division. Crawford adds a subsidiary, DSP Monoxivent; entering the "source capture solution" market at a national level. Company breaks ground on a new 21,000-square foot addition. Crawford Residential begins association with Lennox Home Comfort Systems.

2001

Company completes largest addition in history, total square-footage grows to 47,000-square feet. Sales top $10-million for the first time.

2003

Crawford reaches all-time employment high of 80. Crawford ranks 3rd in nation for safety by SMACNA.

2006

Crawford launches current logo and continues building marketing base for residential division.

2008

Crawford/Monoxivent introduce fiberglass reinforced plastics division. Crawford's three lasers are re-built and cutting capacity increases.

2009

Crawford/Monoxivent sales reach all-time high of $15.6-million.

2010

Crawford adds new 3500-watt laser to increase cutting capacity. Crawford adds Plumbing Division. Monoxivent grows fiberglass reinforced plastics with UnderDuct and Corrosion Composites brands.

2010

Crawford ranks 2nd in nation for safety by SMACNA.

2011

Crawford/Monoxivent overall sales surpass $17-million for first time.

2012

Crawford embarks on 60th year of serving the QC market.

2012

Crawford breaks ground on new 20,000-sq. ft. expansion for Monoxivent division; Overall employment numbers surpass 100 for first time; overall sales surpass $24-million.

2013

Cumulative facility size grows to 67,000-sq. ft. Crawford expands into Dubuque market, opens Crawford North. Crawford expands into micro-brewing equipment and launches brewtanks.com. 

2014

Employment tops 150 for the first time.

2017

Employment reaches 180 total. Bob Frink retirement announced as president following 45-years at company (43 as president).