This past summer my husband David and I welcomed our son, Ryan James, into the world. Aside from being the world’s cutest baby he is also the first of the 6th Generation of Crafts to roam the halls of James CRAFT & Son, Inc. While his only role right now is to visit his Grandpa at work. Someday, if he wants, he could have the opportunity to be part of a company that takes pride in its many generations. A tradition not limited to just the Craft family.
Over the years we’ve had countless sets of brothers, fathers & sons, sons & mothers, fathers & daughters and plenty of cousins and in-laws too. We are very fortunate to have multiple generations of family members among our ranks.
Currently, there are 3 sets of brothers, 6 sets of Father’s and Son’s and one Father, Daughter and Son Group working at James CRAFT & Son, Inc. – none of whom are related to the Craft Family.
Allow me to highlight just a few our multi-generation employees:
Allison Krout is a Project Coordination Assistant and third generation employee. Her father was a long time member of our field crew and her grandmother, Ramona Krout, retired after several decades of service as our Purchasing Manager.
Dave and Karl Arndt are brothers and graduates of our Plumbing Apprenticeship Program. Dave currently works as a Project Superintendent. Karl is a Plumbing Estimator.
Jerry Brown Jr., our Sheet Metal Shop Foreman, works alongside his daughter Kate Brown, who is a 1st Year Sheet Metal Apprentice. Jerry’s son, Jerry Brown III, is a graduate of our Sheet Metal Apprentice Program and currently works as a sheet metal mechanic.
Roger and Shawn Haugh are another one of our father/son pairs. Roger is one of our Lead Mechanical Estimators, and Shawn is a 2nd Year Plumbing Apprentice.
We are very proud of our family tradition here at James CRAFT & Son, Inc. It is employees like these who keep our traditional of “Quality CRAFTsmanship” alive and well.
JLC with Ryan