As President, Andy oversees all of Crane’s business operations. Prior to that, Andy was the head of Real Estate Development for Crane’s affiliate company, GC Housing Development LLC. Andy becomes the fourth generation at Crane to carry on the tradition of developing and building high quality construction projects throughout the United States.
Before joining Crane, Andy was the Executive Vice President of the Harry Walker Agency (HWA), a speakers’ agency based out of New York. There, Andy ran the Speaker Management and Contracts Department. HWA represents many of the world’s foremost speakers, including President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, Vice President’s Gore and Cheney, Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Michael Eisner, David Stern, Steve Forbes, Shaquille O’Neal, and many others. In his role at HWA, he had the opportunity to work closely with these distinguished speakers. His time running the Speaker Management Department took him to 26 countries and 27 US States.
Jeffrey (Jeff) D. Crane has lived construction for his entire life and is now an Adviser to Crane’s Management team. Prior to that, Jeff was the President of Crane Construction Company LLC for 40 years, having been both a Project Manager and General Superintendent earlier in his career.
Jeff has served as the head of the Carpenter’s Labor Trade Committee and has been a part of the formal labor negotiations. He also has served on the Board of Directors of the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO), a joint Labor-Management Organization serving the construction industry.
Jeff exhibits strong community involvement, having served on the Board of the Young Men’s Jewish Council. As one of the founding directors, Jeff helped establish the Center for Enriched Living, a community service center for mentally challenged young adults.
With his highly respected reputation within the building community as a fair and honest leader, and through his relationships with subcontractors, architects, and organized labor, Crane’s building projects maintain the highest standards of quality.
Ralph is an Adviser to Crane’s Management team. Prior to that, Ralph was Executive Vice President and a Partner at Crane. Up until his transition to an Advisory role, Ralph successfully managed Crane’s retail division. Ralph also developed the Crane team’s approach to onsite management of retail projects through the new combined position of Project Manager/Superintendent.
Prior to joining Crane, Ralph was employed by Capitol Construction Group of Wheeling, Illinois for 13 years as an Estimator, Project Manager, National Account Manager and finally, Senior Vice President/General Manager of the Specialty Retail Group. Ralph has successfully built projects in 48 states in his 40+ years of retail construction, and by Crane’s count, over 3,000 stores constructed.