The history of Crawford Merz is all in the name. Since its founding in 1886, it has been managed and cared for by Professionals in the commercial construction industry, ensuring a long life for Crawford Merz as the oldest commercial construction company in the Twin Cities.
2019 saw a pivotal moment for Crawford Merz as Kory Carlston, Chris Loberg, and Blaine Kolles became partners. Their shared vision propelled the company to new heights, marking a dynamic shift in leadership and a commitment to innovation.Read more
This was the year when the company, with a blend of foresight and nostalgia, made a significant move—relocating its office back to the downtown core. This relocation serves as a landmark, symbolizing Crawford Merz’s commitment to being part of the pulse of Minneapolis.Read more
Todd Hayes purchased Crawford Merz in 2014. Todd has assembled a highly qualified team of professionals with the experience and knowledge it takes to serve our clients construction needs. Our team focuses on a variety of TI and ground-up sectors ranging from workplace, retail and healthcare. The legacy continues.Read more
The father and son team of Wayne and Chuck Anderson joined the company, continuing to focus on office, TI, retail, faith, and historic renovations. The Basilica and Young Quinlan, to name a few.Read more
Ray purchased the company, changed the name to Crawford Merz Construction and moved the business to 2316 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis. During the 1950’s and 60’s, Ray’s sons Tom, Mike and John joined the company, helping them become a recognized leader within the construction industry.Read more
Ray Merz joined the firm and became an important aspect of our team. Ray instilled hard work, dedication and honesty in to his employees while he grew the company and its legacy.Read more
Jack Crawford founded the J.W. CRAWFORD COMPANY and opened the first office in downtown Minneapolis. Their efforts were focused on remodeling the historic office buildings, restaurants, and warehouses of the Minneapolis Metropolitan area.Read more