Crossland Construction has crossed the prairie, going from a local player in Columbus, Kansas, to a firm with a strong regional base. The company designs, builds, and manages construction of government, education, healthcare, retail, and other buildings from four offices in Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Customers have included Harley-Davidson, SAM'S CLUB, McCune Brooks Hospital, Embassy Suites, and a variety of school districts and municipalities. Crossland builds everything from office buildings and warehouses to veteran's memorials and airports. The company, which often works in partnership with PBA Architects, was founded by Ivan Crossland Sr. in 1978.
Crossland Construction ensures it will always have a solid workforce by investing in education at two levels. The company's Crossland Academy offers current employees the chance to earn certificates in concrete, welding, heavy equipment operation, and storm water protection in addition to a complete curriculum laid out by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Its Crossland Connection program helps elementary through high school students learn about careers in construction. High school students are offered the same NCCER curriculum as employees to prepare for a trade apprenticeship or to enter a college construction trades program. – less