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Centered in Value

Infrastructure brings exceptional value to our daily lives.

Through innovation and a passionate pursuit of excellence, our team of engineers, planners and other related design professionals are driven to help our clients achieve the highest value possible for the infrastructure they build and manage.  Together we work to make our communities more livable and sustainable through:

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INSIGHT

that comes from resources focused on core services.

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PERFORMANCE

that comes from a strong project management culture.

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INVESTMENT

in our clients’ challenges and aspirations.

HEADLINE OF ENGINEERING NEWS RECORD ARTICLE FROM APRIL 2014 NAMING CMT “MIDWEST DESIGN FIRM OF THE YEAR.”

Our Mission & Values

INTEGRITY
PROJECT EXCELLENCE
CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS
TEAMWORK
FAIRNESS
INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITY
SUSTAINABILITY

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly (CMT)’s mission is to provide superior professional engineering services that are responsive to our client’s needs and expectations, while maintaining a work environmental that fosters growth and development for our employees.  To accomplish this mission, we, as members of the CMT Team, commit to our seven guiding principals.

JOIN OUR TEAM

If these values resonate with you, you might be a good fit for our team.  Visit the Careers page to check out current openings and apply online.

Our Beginnings

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The events that lead to the partnership of Leonard K. Crawford, James “Pat” Murphy, and Ray V. Tilly begin in North Dakota and play out further in a scene some 4,000 miles away in Europe before culminating in 1946 in Springfield, IL.

After completing their studies in engineering at the University of North Dakota (UND) in 1937, Murphy lands a position at the North Dakota Department of Transportation while his friend Crawford takes a chance by accepting an offer from a small engineering firm in Springfield. There he joins Tilly, a 1924 UND grad and a partner in the firm of Wood, Walraven & Tilly.

WWII sends Crawford to Europe, where he eventually earns the rank of Lt. Colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers. There, at a PX in LaHavre, France, he has a chance meeting with Murphy who is serving as a civilian in the corps. The old friends’ reminiscing soon gives way to talk of the future as they lay out their plans for after the war.

Crawford tells Murphy about Tilly, whose firm had dissolved during the war. After further correspondence, the three agree to partner in an engineering firm with the modest goal that if their venture could stick together for the first five years, then they could “probably make a go of it.” By the time they celebrated their 10th anniversary in business, CMT and its 20 employees have served 200 clients on more than 500 projects.

… and the rest, is history.

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1964 CMT
1964 CMT