About Us

Richard L. Crowder Construction:
A Solid Foundation

Richard L. Crowder Sr. started the company with a 977 Caterpillar loader in 1973. Later, the vice president, Gary Lilley, purchased the corporation from Richard L. Crowder Sr. Since then, the company has gained vast experience in a wide range of services in the construction industry. Under Gary Lilley’s guidance and leadership, the company has taken on larger more complex projects, as the corporation aquired a large fleet of heavy equipment and an extensive network of customers. Today, Richard L. Crowder Construction has grown and expanded to become one of the largest site contractors in the Greater Richmond area.

Central Virginia’s Excavation, Development, & Construction Experts

With seasoned construction professionals and state-of-the-art heavy equipment, Richard L. Crowder Construction brings high quality workmanship of various complexities to today’s public works and industrial projects. With a well-trained and highly qualified team of employees, we are able to achieve a high standard of quality and proficiency at the lowest possible cost.

Richard L. Crowder Construction has been in the earthwork business since 1973. We have completed hundreds of major earthwork and utilities projects collectively worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Our commitment to our clients is to maintain the highest level of quality while delivering cost-efficient results and meeting even the most demanding timelines.

Our Foundation


Safety is our number one priority. At Richard L. Crowder Construction, our employees are trained and retrained to ensure that each project is at its peak for performance and safety.


We understand that delays are costly. We are aggressive and work directly with the clients to ensure time-efficient completion dates. With Richard L. Crowder Construction, owners will always know whether they are on or ahead of schedule.


Richard L. Crowder Construction has always been at the forefront of the industry as a Central Virginia site contractor. We pride ourselves on the fact that we can meet even the most demanding of schedules.


We are ready to move immediately on site with the right size, type, and amount of equipment necessary to work within the owner’s schedule. Owning more than 100 pieces of major equipment and continually upgrading and enlarging our fleet, we are able to complete any project large or small.

Central Virginia’s Trusted Construction Experts Since 1973

Our completed projects are visible throughout Central Virginia. Our portfolio includes bridges, highways, roadways, apartment complexes, shopping centers, medical buildings, hospitals, car dealerships, gas stations, rock quarry overburden removal, college campus facilities, churches, military complexes, and much more. All of these projects, large and small, stand as testaments to our unequaled experience in shaping our region.

Savvy management, engineering know-how, innovation, an unfailing commitment to excellence, and a strong dedication and commitment to safety are the attributes that underlie every cubic yard of earth we move, every yard of concrete we pour and every foot of pipe that we lay.

Richard L. Crowder Construction believes in building strong relationships. For over four decades, we have forged lasting relationships with clients, developers, general contractors, and subcontractors throughout the region.

We are proud to serve all of Southside, Central, and Tidewater Virginia within a 100 mile radius of Petersburg including the Greater Richmond area, the Tri-Cities: Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell and the following counties:

  • Greensville
  • New Kent
  • James City
  • King William
  • King George
  • York
  • Caroline
  • Middlesex
  • Northumberland
  • Surry
  • Westmoreland
  • Southampton
  • Chesterfield
  • Henrico
  • Hanover
  • Prince George
  • Dinwiddie
  • Powhatan
  • Goochland
  • Amelia
  • Sussex
  • Charles City
  • Nottoway
  • Brunswick


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