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Crowder Construction Company Holds Annual Fish Fry

What started as a small get together in 1954 attended by a handful of people has evolved over the years to an event that attracts more than 500 people.

Tue November 12, 2013 - Southeast Edition
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(L-R): Bill Crowder, C.O.O., helps with cooking for the event with Ben and Will Crowder.
(L-R): Bill Crowder, C.O.O., helps with cooking for the event with Ben and Will Crowder.
(L-R): Bill Crowder, C.O.O., helps with cooking for the event with Ben and Will Crowder. Dirk Sheldon and Laura Childers pull the wraps off the delicious dinner for the first guests. (L-R): Bill Copeland, retired executive of Lane Construction Company; Mike Davis of AME in Charlotte, N.C.; and Barry Sullivan of Campbell Inc. in Greenville, S.C., enjoy the fish fry event. Bill (L) and Otis Crowder attribute their success to their people. (L-R): James Jones of People’s United Equipment Finance; Ron Vincent, owner of Heavy Metal Machinery in Sherrills Ford, N.C.; and Tim Bullard of United Rentals enjoy the food at the event. Stephanie VojVoda (L) of The Empoyees Association is served dinner by Jess Smith of Crowder Construction Company.

On Oct. 24 Crowder Construction Company held its annual fish fry at the corporate offices on Brookshire Blvd., in Charlotte, N.C. This event has been going on since Bill Crowder was 12 years old. What started as a small get together in 1954 attended by a handful of people has evolved over the years to an event that attracts more than 500 people.

For more than 59 years Crowder Construction Company has been committed to superior performance and making a positive difference for its clients, community, and in the lives of its employees, according to the company Web site.

In 1954 O.P. and W.T. Crowder developed a team of 40 employees and laid the foundation for excellence. Their mission was to build high-quality projects through integrity and commitment to their customer’s satisfaction. Through the years, Crowder has built many projects ranging from bridges and highways to dams, power plants and buildings, according to the company. Today, Crowder is still a family-owned company under the leadership of Otis and Bill Crowder, sons of O.P. and W.T. Crowder. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company has grown into a multi-division business with more than 1,000 full-time employees, according to the company.

“We intend to continue building and adding to this legacy as we go forward,” said Otis A. Crowder, president of Crowder.




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