I feel lucky to be busy and have the work we have. It’s being around long enough… lots of hard work and our reputation
Hartford Buisness Journal 2013,
William W. Crosskey II
A Period of Growth and Development
2014 - PresentIn 2015, with 18 employees, we hired a business manager and in 2016 added healthcare and interior design as new specialties, expanding to a staff of 25. Having outgrown our space at One Union Place, we looked for a new office space and moved to our current office here in the old Hartford Connecticut Trust Building in 2016. Once in this space, we expanded further to a staff of 30 people and added Revit to our CAD software in order to keep up with our growing workload. Now using a blend of CAD, Revit, and other 3D computer rendering techniques we provide state of the art renderings, presentations and 3D models. As we look towards the future, I do not expect our philosophical approach in doing business to change. We will continue to do our best for our clients, and will count on their loyalty to sustain us. As our workload and client network expands, so will we to service their needs. We look forward to the future, to the pleasure of working with all of our clients, to the challenges and excitement of our projects, and the enjoyment of our profession.
Building The Firm
2004 - 2013In 2006, we moved to One Union Place into a dramatic third floor space of 4,000 s.f. with exposed steel trusses, cathedral ceiling and ridge skylight. With a staff of 8, the space seemed very large and gave us great potential for expansion, if the need ever arose. We continued to grow, hampered only by the ‘great recession’ of 2009-2010 which slowed us down to short weeks for a couple of months. However, having survived while our competitors disappeared, we were able to step into the void as the economy improved and realized significant and rapid growth. We added staff and began to develop an internal management structure.
Establishing an Identity
1994 - 2003In 1994, I tried out a partnership with Lou Krupnick and together we moved downtown to 100 Allyn Street in Hartford. With a staff of 5, we occupied a storefront space that we renovated into a modern office. We began computer aided drafting using DataCad to complete our technical drawings. This partnership lasted until 1996. In the following years until 2003 our volume of work grew and we began working on larger projects, and increased to a staff of 8 people despite the mild recession of 2000. Also back in 1996, we transitioned to AutoCAD to stay current with the industry. In the late 1990s we began completing the Federal Historic Tax Credit Applications in house for our historic preservation projects.