Crawford Builders began in 1972, under the name Coe and Crawford Builders. Owner Mac Crawford apprenticed as a plumber and an electrician upon his return from service in Vietnam, and eventually partnered with one of his employers, Lynn W. Coe, to establish Coe and Crawford Builders. In 1978, Coe was bought out, and Crawford Builders, the company known for over 46 years as one the Bluegrass’ most elite custom homebuilders and remodeling specialty companies, was born.
In the 1990’s, Crawford Builders continued to evolve, as Mac’s son, Chip, joined the company to work alongside Mac and his mom, Terri, who serves as the company’s finance manager and design consultant. Chip brought his knowledge and expertise in the computer industry to increase accuracy and efficiency by creating an inter-office networked computer system. Chip now manages the company’s remodeling business while Mac oversees new construction.
Also beginning in the 1990’s and continuing today, is Crawford Builders’ close affiliations with the Lexington Home Builders Association of Lexington, the Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky (formerly, Home Builders Association of Kentucky), and the National Home Builders Association. That involvement provides Mac, Chip, and the company a means of giving back to their industry and community while also staying fully abreast of the latest trends and best practices in home construction and remodeling.
During its first years of operation, the core values of quality work and superior client relations set the course for success. In those early years, while Crawford Builders built great homes, a strong and respected company was also being built – one in which clients and suppliers alike could have full confidence.