J.S. Crawford Third Generation ltd
Providers of quality new homes
In 2005 the company of J.S. Crawford Third Generation was formed as the design and construction element of J.S. Crawford.
Our design and sales staff are involved in all aspects of planning, design and selling our housing and have vast experience in all forms of design. Our Site Agents and employees on site then construct the houses in accordance with our Customer Charter (PDF).
JS Crawford Builders was founded by James Smith Crawford. He was a stone mason by trade and before the second world war had worked on the renovation of the Scotsman Building in Edinburgh and the Gates at Floors Castle, Kelso in the Scottish Borders.
In wartime he served in the bomb disposal section of the R.E.M.E
On his return from wartime duties he established the firm as a building contractor operating from a bay in the old slaughterhouse in Annay Road, Melrose. One of his earliest contracts was the building of the turnstiles at the main entrance to Melrose Rugby Club where he himself had played with some considerable distinction. This was a very convenient contract considering his earliest mode of transport was a push bike.
Post war materials were rationed, and it was tough for the firm in its infancy, but the firm started to win contracts and build new houses.