In September of 2017, the Simmons Foods Corporation, based in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, announced plans to build a 350,000 square foot poultry processing facility near Decatur, Arkansas. Later in 2017, Simmons selected C.R. Crawford to be the Construction Manager/General Contractor for the modern new facility, which will utilize state-of-the-art equipment and processes. Site work began earlier this year with the relocation of more than 800,000 cubic yards of soil, quickly followed by the construction of foundations to support the tilt-up concrete panels that form the structure and exterior walls of the building. Currently, a daily average of 150 construction workers are on the site, with that number scheduled to grow to as many as 450 workers on site by the end of 2018, providing a substantial economic impact to the area even before the new processing plant opens. When completed, Simmons Foods anticipates 1,500 new jobs will be created at the new operations. C.R. Crawford Construction is honored to be a part of such a significant project and grateful for our relationship with Simmons Foods.
Summer usually means a vacation for K-12 students all across Arkansas, but for some of our project management teams, summer also means a specific focus on starting renovation projects just as soon as school dismisses for the summer and completing those projects well ahead of the start of the 2018/2019 school year in August.
Our summer project list includes renovations to the Margaret Daniels Elementary School for the Ashdown Public School District, and completing the year-long transformation of the Louise Durham Elementary School for the Mena Public School District. For our newest K-12 client, the Fayetteville Public School District, we will be completing a project to improve the site and playground at the Washington Elementary School.
Other summer work includes providing the Pea Ridge School District with comprehensive preconstruction phase services for an innovative new high school, with construction expected to begin in late 2018 or early 2019. We are also assisting other school districts in Arkansas develop plans and budgets for extensive campus improvements that will require voter approval of millage increases to finance the construction programs.
We are excited to be managing projects in the summer of 2018 and planning for future projects that will all provide improved facilities to support an even higher level of student achievement in each of the school districts we serve!
The Assembly, formerly known as Siloam Springs First Assembly of God, recently celebrated the completion of the church’s modern new campus, which includes a worship center, learning and secure child care areas, and other gathering spaces for members and guests of the growing, dynamic congregation. The two-story, 41,000 square foot facility was designed to readily allow for expansion, as the church’s reach and impact in the Siloam Springs area grows.
To the readers of both Citiscapes magazine and Celebrate magazine, we are very grateful to you for selecting C.R. Crawford Construction as the “Best of 2017” and “The Very Best”, respectively, in the Commercial Contractor category. In an area with so many good commercial contractors, it is an honor to be regarded so highly by those who live and work in the dynamic Northwest Arkansas region. We are excited about 2018, and for the opportunities to work for both current clients and new clients on some of the region’s most important projects. Thank you for the confidence you place in us!
The executive leadership Tyson foods, City of Springdale officials, and other dignitaries and guests recently gathered for the opening and dedication of Tyson Food’s new incubation center, located in Springdale, Arkansas. The new 75,000 square feet facility integrates robotics and other advanced technology into the incubation process, and was also constructed with the latest developments in biosecurity, including the use of....
Students in the Career Academy at Siloam Springs (AR) High School visited the project site where a new campus is being constructed by C.R. Crawford Construction for the Siloam Springs First Assembly of God Church. The student group, and their instructor, Mike Battenfield, were provided with a safety orientation and then an overview of the project. On the day of the site visit, crews were erecting the steel structure....
North Cedar Townhomes, located adjacent to the University of Arkansas campus, is a 36,000 s.f. development designed to offer a premium housing experience for University students. Each of the townhomes is divided into two three-bedroom dwellings, and includes large living, dining, and kitchen areas, in addition to a private bathroom for each bedroom. The $3 million project also includes site development designed to complement the townhomes and create a residential village environment. The Project Architect is BiLD Architects, located in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
A few weeks ago, officers from Generations Bank, local dignitaries, and the C.R. Crawford team broke ground on North Investment Drive in Fayetteville (AR) for a new branch for the Bank. The new 4,600 square foot, full-service branch, designed by Bates andAssociates Architects, will replace the Bank’s current location in Fayetteville. The project is scheduled to be completed in May of 2017.
The Fields at Pinnacle is a premium office building development, located adjacent to the Arkansas World Trade Center and the University of Arkansas Global Campus, in the Pinnacle Hills area of Rogers, Arkansas. The new building, developed by Hatfield Properties, will contain 41,000 square feet of office space and has been designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.
Located in Flippin, Arkansas, which is the home of Ranger Boats and of Actronix, a producer of communication cabling for the defense industry, the new K-4 school facility will allow the school district’s early education classes to be housed in one location, while also providing spaces for a media center, fine arts, and administrative offices. The 48,000 square feet building, designed by Modus Studios, will include a PE facility located in the core of the building that will serve as a safe room in the event of severe weather. The building will feature an abundance of natural lighting and the use of sustainable building materials. Completion is scheduled for late 2016.
“I believe what sets C.R. Crawford Construction apart, both as a company and as a great place to work, is that we have intentionally assembled a great group of people who are willing to set aside egos and personal ambitions, and really commit to working together as a team. That may sound simple, but in the construction industry, with the challenges that almost every project brings, keeping everyone focused on serving clients and growing the company can be difficult. Our team works through challenges together, while always supporting each other. This has led to a company culture that is uncommon in our industry, and created what I hope and believe is a great place to work.”
Melbourne School District students in kindergarten through the sixth grade began the 2016/2017 school year in a new 68,300 square feet elementary school, and on Friday, September 16th, the new school building was formally dedicated. The new school facility, designed by Modus Studio of Fayetteville, Arkansas.....
With a little help from our friends at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects and Nielsen Architecture, we hosted the Northwest Arkansas branch of USGBC Arkansas for a hard hat tour of the Fields at Pinnacle. The Fields at Pinnacle, a Hatfield Properties development, is 41,000 square feet of upscale office space, designed to give occupants the best of both – close proximity to the dining and shopping experiences in the Pinnacle Hills area of Rogers and the experience of working in a sustainable office environment that will be second to none in Northwest Arkansas.
In early August, public school administrators from around the State met in Little Rock for the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators (AAEA) summer conference. This conference provides school administrators with the opportunity to share best practices and attend breakout sessions to learn of current trends in K-12 education. At this year’s conference, two members of the C.R. Crawford team,..
Executives from Tyson Foods, Green Forest Mayor Charles Reece, and other guests joined the C.R. Crawford project management team for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of site construction for what will eventually be a $100 million Tyson Foods processing facility, located in Green Forest, Arkansas. The new facility will be adjacent to an existing Tyson Foods plant and will encompass approximately 200,000 square feet. Operations at the new facility, which is expected to be completed in late 2017, will result in 85 new jobs.
The Johnson Crossing medical office building is a two-story 15,800 square foot facility that will house a growing Northwest Arkansas medical practice and be affiliated with one of the region’s largest medical centers. The office building will allow for the delivery of a wide range of clinical services, including imaging and physical therapy. The building was designed by Allison Architects and will is the first of several more buildings that will be constructed as part of the Johnson Crossing planned community.
Cody Crawford is still amazed at how his business has grown since he partnered with Jason Keathley to launch their general contracting firm in 2006. Their venture generated a $6.7 million book of business that first year. “We never dreamed it would blossom as quickly as it did,” said Crawford, president of C.R. Crawford Construction LLC of Fayetteville...
Whitbeck Labs provides complete analytical testing services to the Northwest Arkansas poultry industry. To accommodate industry growth, a new 7,600 square foot facility is being constructed in Springdale, Arkansas. The facility will feature analytical laboratories and employee offices, and is designed to be readily expandable to accommodate future growth.