Helker and Crawford was founded in 1999 with the idea to apply a simple retail sales concept to the General Construction industry. After years in an industry that is notorious for antagonistic relationships, we thought it would be a novel idea to take care of our customers and let our customers take care of us. We decided we didn’t just want to be a low bidder, but the very best contractor any of our clients had ever teamed with. Well, it worked.
We now measure our success not by project, but by hundreds of projects. Clients, Subs, and vendors aren’t Contacts, they’re friends, and those friendships are measured not by weeks, but by decades. Our goals are simple, we strive to be the best builder, the best employer, the best teammate, and the best company we can be.
If you’ve known us for years, we appreciate your friendship and welcome you to our website. If you’re new to Helker & Crawford please feel free to browse the website and if you’d like to be a part of the team or would like us to be a part of yours, feel free to contact any of us and we will be happy to be of service.
Mr. Crawford is the President of Helker & Crawford Constructors, L.P. He entered the construction industry after earning a degree in Building & Construction from the University of Florida. Mr. Crawford began his career with Pinkerton & Laws as a Project Manager, building hotels, multi-family units, and various retail work. After moving to Atlanta in 1995 he joined the DooleyMack Constructors of Georgia, Inc. team as a project manager.
During his years at this company he has completed multiple jobs in the retail and restaurant market, developing an expertise in these markets. In 2001 he joined David Helker to create the partnership that is now Helker & Crawford Constructors, LP. In his role as President, he has managed retail projects including Dollar General, over 70 Sam’s/Wal-mart projects, Barnes & Noble, CVS Pharmacies, and multiple Rooms To Go projects.
Mr. Helker is the Executive Vice President of Helker & Crawford Constructors, lp. He began his career in construction after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida. Upon graduation, he was employed by Hallmark Builders in Orlando, Florida, and subsequently by Perry-Parrish Construction, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida. He managed residential, commercial, and institutional projects for the Florida Board of Regents, Florida Department of Corrections, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, ranging up to $28 million dollars.
Mr. Helker moved to Texas in 2001 and joined Nathan Crawford to create the partnership that is now Helker & Crawford Constructors, lp. In his role as Vice President, he has managed the construction of multiple Sams Clubs, Wal Marts, Fleet Pro Truckwash, various retail centers, and over 150 CVS pharmacies.
Chad Violette is a graduate from the University of Dallas where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance with a minor in Business Management. Since graduating Chad worked in the finance industry before making the switch over to construction.
For the past 3 years in his construction career, Chad has completed various large scale interior and exterior projects in the multi-family industry throughout the country. This has led Chad to Helker and Crawford where he currently focuses on new construction projects such as CVS Pharmacy. He enjoys staying active, sports, the occasional leap from an airplane and spending time with family and friends.
Tom Robertson is a Graduate from the University of North Texas where he received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Construction Engineering and his Master’s of Science Degree in Construction Management. Since completing his education at UNT he has worked in logistics, sales, and construction which all led to joining the Helker & Crawford team.
Since becoming part of the construction industry, Tom has been working with Helker & Crawford as Estimator and Project Manager. He currently focuses on commercial new construction projects such as CVS Pharmacy, Advanced Auto Parts, and Discount Tire. Tom enjoys the outdoors, a nice round of golf, and spending time with his family and friends.
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Our goals are simple, we strive to be the best builder, the best employer, the best teammate, and the best company we can be.
Our Corporate office is located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.