With a background in mechanical engineering and a passion for construction, Troy Crawford was looking for a new opportunity after his three daughters left for college. He wanted to remain hands-on in providing construction management and project management services. Crawford decided to start a company, Crawford & Associates Services LLC. With the help of an SBA loan and 8(a) certification, he hopes to build a legacy.
“My company stands on merit and I’m very proud of that,” Crawford said. “I’ve had a lot of experience and I’ve learned a lot through tough times. Now I’m taking that knowledge and helping people.”
After starting his business in 2007 with the support of Marquita Crawford, his wife of nearly 34 years, Crawford wanted to expand. A colleague recommended SBA as a resource. Crawford applied for and received an SBA guaranteed loan for $25,000 in 2014. And in 2016, he was certified into the 8(a) program, which helps small businesses secure government... Read More