John Teeter grew up in Russellville, where his father worked as an engineer at the Arkansas Nuclear One power plant, so pursuing an engineering career was in the cards.
Teeter just didn’t know what kind of engineering he wanted to do until he got to the University of Arkansas. He started off as a biomedical engineering major but switched a couple of times before landing on civil engineering.
Teeter was interested in construction and building things, and realized that civil engineering was “the best path to construction.” He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 2007.
It was a wise decision. Teeter worked for CDI Contractors for 10 years before moving to C.R. Crawford in 2017 as vice president of project management. He was named president of C.R. Crawford in November 2021, replacing founder Cody Crawford, who remains with the company, focusing on growth and client relationships.
“It took some internship experience and some undergrad experience to confirm what I thought I had always wanted to do,” Teeter said. “Having a visible and tangible result to something I was involved in has always appealed to me.”