Sales Rebound, Technology Investment

Record sales and profits achieved following devastating world economic decline. Significant investments made in modern office and mobile field technologies. Nicole & James P. (2012) join the company in the Accounting and Project Management departments respectively. Four members of the 5th Generation CRAFTs fully on-board L to R:  Steven, Nicole, Jessica & James.

100th Anniversary, Growth, 5th Generation

Company celebrates 100th anniversary. Substantial Service Department growth achieved. Company invests heavily in new BIM & CAD technology. The first members of the 5th Generation CRAFTs join the company…Jessica (2007), Steven (2008). James E. died (2008).

Major Achievement Awards

Received Project Excellence Awards (1990, 1995). First contractor of Keystone ABC to achieve Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) status (1993/1994). Named Specialty Contractor of the Year (1995). Named Construction Company of the Year (1999) by Associated Builders & Contractors. William joined the company (1992).

New Facility, Controls Department

Fire destroyed the company’s warehouse and prefab shop at 60 N. Front Street, paving the way for the company’s brand new, modernized office & shop facility at 2780 York Haven Road. Controls Department formed (1984) and became an authorized dealer of Novar Controls. Thomas joined the company (1987).

Sheet Metal Bldg, Service Dept, 4th Generation

Built sheet metal and maintenance shop building at 127 Falls View Street in York Haven. Started service department. James L. (1976), Vicki (1977) and Fred (1979) joined the company…the 4th generation of CRAFTs.

Sheet Metal Department

Purchased sheet metal equipment to do sheet metal work for contracts. Business was incorporated. Discontinued residential work. James W. died (1966).

First Office

James W. and James E. formed a partnership doing gen­eral construc­tion, plumbing and heating work. The business was renamed James CRAFT & Son, and the company’s first office and warehouse facility was constructed at 127 South Front Street in York Haven, Pennsylvania.

Purchased Ford Truck

Purchased first red Ford truck (1947); CRAFT trucks have been red Fords ever since. Faros died (1946). Business renamed James CRAFT.

New Partnership

Faros and James W. formed partnership doing carpentry, tin­- smithing, roofing and painting. Plumbing and heating work was later added. Business renamed Faros CRAFT & Son.