In a sometimes complex industry, we believe in keeping everything as simple as possible, including our ownership and management structure. Rather than having multiple layers of expensive management, and passing those overhead costs along to our clients, our approach is to have a hands-on ownership team and stay connected to the daily operations of our company. This approach allows key decisions to be made quicker, our construction professionals to feel better supported, and each of our clients to know their project has the full attention of our entire company.
Cody Crawford, co-founder and President of C.R. Crawford Construction, is a native of El Dorado, Arkansas, and began his construction career early in life, working in the various types of heavy industrial and manufacturing businesses located in the south Arkansas region.
After beginning his formal education in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, Cody realized his passion was for constructing, rather than designing, buildings of all types. While earning a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at the University of Arkansas – Little Rock, and after completing his degree, Cody worked as a project manager for commercial construction companies located in central and in northwest Arkansas.
In 2006, Cody determined that his career goal and vision was to start his own construction company, founded on his core belief of providing more services, quality, and personal attention for a lower cost. Partnering with Jason Keathley, C.R. Crawford Construction was started in March of 2006 and has grown to become the 5th largest construction company in Arkansas, and the largest construction company in Arkansas that is headquartered in Northwest Arkansas.
In addition to his responsibilities as Company President, Cody still provides oversight for the field operations of the Company.
Jason Keathley, co-founder and Vice President of C.R. Crawford Construction, after earning a Bachelor of Science in biology at Arkansas Tech University, spent the early stages of his career working on some of the largest hospitality projects in the United States, including the 998-room Westin Diplomat Hotel and Convention Center in Hollywood, Florida. Later, moving back to Arkansas and working for a general contractor in central Arkansas, Jason chose to further his career opportunities by obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at the University of Arkansas – Little Rock.
It was during this time that Jason became further acquainted with Cody Crawford, and when Cody decided to start his own company, it was clear that Jason shared Cody’s vision for a different kind of construction company and became one of the co-founders.
In addition to his responsibilities as Vice President of C.R. Crawford, Jason also provides hands-on leadership of C.R. Crawford’s staff of highly-skilled estimators and he is also one of the Company’s several LEED Accredited Professionals (AP).
Although Scott Stokenbury grew up in Oklahoma, his family roots were in Northwest Arkansas, so it was at the University of Arkansas that Scott obtained his two Bachelor of Science degrees and his Master of Business Administration. After completing his degrees, Scott was employed by the Llama, an investment company founded by Alice Walton, the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton. Llama was engaged in corporate finance, public and structured finance, and real estate finance, providing Scott with exposure to various types of financial transactions.
The experience at Llama provide Scott with an opportunity to work for the real estate division of Walmart, where he was responsible for negotiating debt and lease transactions between Walmart and land owners throughout the United States. Later, Scott also worked for Ozark Assets, coordinating commercial development projects.
Late in 2006, soon after C.R. Crawford Construction was founded, Scott joined the Company as a partner. Scott serves as Vice President of C.R. Crawford, leading the Company’s business development efforts, as well as managing the support functions of the Company.