Crowder started with a humble concrete sidewalk.

Throughout each decade of Crowder Construction's proud history, the company has consistently worked to achieve greater heights:

1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s
2020s
1940s

1940s

In 1947, after serving their country as members of the military during World War II, brothers Otis P. (O.P.) and William T. (W.T.) Crowder agreed to complete a sidewalk project for Plaza Presbyterian Church for the sum of $125. They accomplished this first project with simple equipment: a wheelbarrow, a level, two picks, three shovels and a used pickup truck with over 100,000 miles on the odometer.

1950s

1950s

Crowder quickly expanded throughout North Carolina and into South Carolina. The first major South Carolina project was the Greer Dam built on the South Tyger River. We also built our first water and wastewater treatment plant at Pilot Mountain, North Carolina.

1960s

1960s

Crowder continued to build water and waste treatment plants as well as bridges across the Carolinas. At every project we demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence, earning the respect of employees, clients, and vendors who worked for and with us.

1970s

1970s

Crowder became known as a full-service general contractor throughout the Carolinas and Virginia and our work on water and wastewater treatments plants grew considerably. We managed turnkey bridge and highway projects, which included bridges on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and the Maury River Twin Delta Bridges in Virginia.

1980s

1980s

Crowder experienced great growth during the 1980s. We entered into a joint venture to build the Powerhouse and Visitors Center at the Richard B. Russell Dam located in Georgia. Crowder also expanded its interstate bridge building to Georgia.

1990s

1990s

Crowder purchased a small mechanical company in South Carolina to expand its industrial capabilities. Crowder's expansion created the need for a more serious investment in the technological infrastructure of the company. Offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Spartanburg were linked by an IT network to provide greater communication and speed on projects.

2000s

2000s

Crowder continued its regional expansion by opening a Georgia office. As Crowder expanded throughout the Southeast, we focused on growing our capabilities and expertise in alternative delivery methods in all its markets. Traditional hard bid markets, water and wastewater and transportation, turned to design build and CMAR, allowing owners to choose their construction partner based on qualifications and price versus only price.

2010s

2010s

In the late 2000’s, Crowder embarked on its first project over $100 million. This project was an alternate delivery, Engineer Procure Construct (EPC), material handling system to move and store coal, ash and wood. This project was successfully completed in 2011, relying on our 58,000 square foot fabrication shop located in Spartanburg, South Carolina to ensure quality and schedules were met.

2020s

2020s

As the 2020’s begin, Crowder continues to look for innovative ways to serve our clients in all of our markets. Working closely with our clients and looking at project challenges in new ways, has and will continue to be key to Crowder’s success story.

Throughout our history, we have approached all our projects, no matter the size, with the same spirit of our founders. Guided by our mission statement, "We are dedicated to superior performance and committed to making a positive difference for our clients, our community, and in the lives of our employees," we proudly carry on the tradition of O.P. and W.T. Crowder.