About Us

The Most Recognized Aluminum Company in Florida

Commercial Residential Aluminum (CRA) was started by Tom Teffenhart, our President and CEO. Specializing in custom swimming pool enclosures and screened lanais, he started out when pool cages were literally being designed with chalk on driveways. Tom drew upon his experience as a mechanical draftsman and created engineering calculations that ensured structural integrity. As a result of his entrepreneurial and innovative reputation, business grew quickly. 

In 1992, Perry Hickok brought a wealth of management and Aluminum industry expertise to the table when he joined CRA as Tom’s partner. We substantially expanded our product line and are now Florida’s most recognized aluminum company. We serve both residential and commercial clients and take our customer relationships seriously. We are always available to help you make the decision that is right for you!

A History of Innovation

CRA remains innovative and continues to revolutionize the industry. Tom, who holds a special Aluminum Structure license, designed and patented the ChannelLock Self-Mating beam that is revolutionizing the aluminum industry. This beam is only available to our customers. It is stronger and spans a further distance, which enables us to produce pool cages less expensively and pass that savings to you, our customer. In addition, all of our products have either a Florida Builders Approval Certification or a NOA (Miami/Dade) approval to ensure that you are hurricane ready. CRA takes pride in being fully licensed and insured to accommodate all of your needs. We operate throughout the state of Florida, with a concentration in Pasco, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties.

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Mission

As the most recognized name in aluminum construction, CRA is changing the industry by creating relationships with our customers. We provide our customers with the truth so they can make the right decision about products and services. Our professional team provides consistency, value, technology and innovation through our patented products.

Vision

The most recognized aluminum company in Florida.

Values

Fair and Honest

Respect Others

Value Relationships

Unrelenting Excellence

Work as a Team

Enjoy the Process of Doing the Right Thing

Recognition & Affiliations

  • Building of America Gold Medal Winner, exceptional customer service and high quality production of walkway covers, Jordan School Restoration Project, 2010
  • Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau: A+ Rating
  • Florida Aluminum Association of Florida
  • National Association of Homebuilders, member and participate on the Sales and Marketing Council
  • Chambers of Commerce: Sarasota, Greater Brandon, Riverview and Venice
  • Community Associations Institute, member and participate on the Membership Committee
  • Young Builders Network, member and hold the position of Marketing Chair

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