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Jeff Smith

R.E. Crawford Construction

President and Chief Executive Officer

Job Functions: Executive, Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management, Design & Construction, Investment Management


In 1997, after only 6 years with R.E. Crawford Construction, Inc. Jeff’s early determination to provide high-quality workmanship while meeting the most demanding schedules quickly drew the attention of upper management. Jeff worked his way through the ranks from Project Superintendent to President of the REC office in Sarasota, Florida; responsible for the Southeastern United States. He later went on to purchase R.E. Crawford Construction LLC in February 2006. Today, R.E. Crawford Construction LLC continues the tradition of providing uncompromised service to its national clients throughout the United States and Canada. Demand for Jeff’s capabilities necessitated his expansion from a skilled hands-on doer to a successful owner of what is now a multi-million dollar a year corporation. The growth of R.E. Crawford Construction LLC has been credited to his determination to be the best contractor, hire the best people, and deliver a quality product with the highest integrity in the industry. Jeff is very involved in every aspect of the operations of the company. He personally finalizes bid numbers, oversees weekly staff meetings, handles negotiations, monitors client satisfaction and determines the management team for each project. With even the most daunting of tasks, he has the ability to see them as challenges. Jeff has the vision to be the uncontested best in the industry. His goals are clear and he has a way of motivating staff to become a part of this movement. Jeff brings the ability to search out innovative solutions to each project. His forward thinking, derived from his years of experience, helps to avoid problems that have not yet surfaced. He anticipates even the most obscure issues that could present problems down the road and addresses the issues immediately. With the help of his team, R.E. Crawford Construction LLC builds smart, builds fast, builds right.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation