Location: Philadelphia, PA
For more than 12 years, Cromedy Construction Corporation has been a staple in the HVAC small-business construction community in Philadelphia, says president Bill Cromedy. The company, which provides HVAC and sheet metal fabrication services, has been involved in major local projects including the historic Second Bank block and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. These projects represented two of Cromedy Construction’s largest projects to date. “My firm’s involvement in both … served as a beacon for other minority-owned contracting firms to show that it is indeed possible for minority firms to occupy a major space in the contracting arena,” says Cromedy.
Quick Tip: “Be sure you can deliver, and never give up.”
Cromedy says his company is successful thanks to a mix of leadership, knowledge, experience, means and methods. The combination of these critical factors encourages Cromedy Construction employees to focus on the company’s mission, and a dedicated leadership team ensures that they have the necessary resources to achieve that mission. Though the company has faced challenges as a small business in the construction industry, Cromedy says it succeeds and finds new opportunities by “having the knowledge and vision to plan ahead and understand the needs of the customer and … the industry standards.” Now, Cromedy Construction is focused on expanding in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast corridor.