Commercial Mechanical Contractor

Serving MD, VA, & DC Since 1990

Loyalty, Service, and Respect

Chris Colburn

Chris is the Vice President of Field Operations for CRW . Chris was the companies very first employee and has risen through the ranks and now serves as one of the  companies partners. Chris’s responsibilities include estimating, management and designing projects. Chris’s hard work ethic and can do attitude represent the company’s founding principles.


Chris is a 1987 graduate of the local 602 Steamfitters UA Trade school.


He currently resides in Port Tobacco  Md.

Fran Russell

As Founder and President of CRW Mechanical Fran boasts more than 34 years’ experience in the mechanical industry. The business was started in  January 1990 along with his retired partner, co-founder Dave Cole.


Fran is a 1984 graduate of Local # 5 plumbing and pipefitting school of Washington DC.  He holds the masters licenses for both plumbing and gas fitting.


Fran is responsible for all aspects of the business including corporate growth and planning as well as being involved in the day-to-day operations.  His attention to detail and customer satisfaction has been the foundation of what the companies values represent.


He currently resides in Annapolis, MD with his wife Linda.

Rudy Ford

Rudy is the Executive Vice President of CRW, and oversees the Service Department. Rudy started with CRW in February of 1997 as a project manager, with 10 years of commercial sheet metal experience.  Rudy quickly moved into a position of performing whatever tasks needed to be accomplished at the benefit of the company.  These diligences lead to becoming Senior Project Manager, Service Manager, and his current position Executive Vice President. Rudy holds the HVAC Masters License for the State of Maryland including Anne Arundel County as well as the State of Virginia, and the District of Columbia.


He currently resides in his hometown of Edgewater, MD with his wife Kimberly and their four daughters Alice, Paige, Jane and Sally.

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