CRA Leadership

Tom Teffenhart

Tom Teffenhart
CEO

Tom Teffenhart serves as the Chief Executive Officer of CRA. He has 40+ years of experience in the construction industry and is certified in the state of Florida as a General Contractor. Additionally, he holds a special Aluminum Structure license.

Tom started his career as a mechanical draftsman, where he learned the importance of precision engineering in the structural design and construction of architectural projects. Leveraging his expertise, he channeled his passion into becoming the visionary force driving CRA, a venture he co-founded in 1992 alongside his partner, Perry Hickok.

Prior to Tom’s influence, the pool cage industry lacked significant innovation. Tom’s reputation lies in his adept use of architectural and engineering skills to customize pool cages. He most notably changed the aluminum pool cage industry when he designed and patented the ChannelLock Self-Mating beam. This exclusive product, accessible solely to CRA customers, surpasses standard beams in strength and span capacity, among other exceptional qualities. 

Doug Sorantino

Doug Sorantino
President

Doug Sorantino currently serves as the President of CRA. His journey with the company began in 2017 when he joined as a District Manager. Through steady advancement, he subsequently ascended to the role of Vice President of Operations before being elevated to President in January 2023. Doug’s leadership has been instrumental in driving CRA’s growth and fostering operational excellence. Doug holds a Certified Residential Contractor License for the State of Florida.

Before joining CRA, Doug established his own company, SEI Transport, catering to the commercial construction and aggregates sector in the Northeast. Commencing in 1994 with a single truck, Doug expanded SEI Transport to encompass 36 company-owned units, approximately 50 employees, and over 100 subcontracted units. 

Larry Hayden

Larry Hayden
Vice President

Larry Hayden serves as the Vice President of CRA. He has been with the company for almost 9 years, starting as a Sales Manager and ascending to roles of increasing responsibility, including Branch Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing.

Under Larry’s guidance, the sales team consistently exceeds targets, solidifying the company’s position as an industry leader. With exceptional leadership acumen, he oversees a team of over 20 employees daily, demonstrating relentless commitment to driving results.

Gene Hayden

Gene Hayden
Director of Operations

Gene Hayden, currently holding the position of Director of Operations at CRA, boasts extensive expertise in overseeing personnel and operations. He initiated his career journey almost three decades ago as a Regional Manager at Asplundh Tree Expert, before assuming a managerial position at American Lighting and Signalization for three years.

Bringing a wealth of management and operational knowledge to the table, Hayden holds several certifications, notably a Certified Treecare Safety Specialist (CTSP) and an ISA Certified Arborist accreditation. 

Eric Condren

Eric Condren
CFO

Eric Condren serves as the CFO of CRA. With a distinguished career as a financial executive, Eric has garnered experience across various industries, comprising both well-established public corporations and privately held enterprises. Eric has a track record of driving company performance and facilitating smooth transitions through M&A activities and significant corporate restructuring events.

Eric has amassed considerable experience as a Controller, having served in this capacity at Nicon Plastics Industries, Protek Electronics, Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, and FIMC (Controller & CFO). Since 2018, Eric has operated as a Fractional CFO & Senior Management Consultant at CFO Plus, providing a wide range of services to companies undergoing transitional phases. 

Carlos Del Amo

Carlos Del Amo
CRO

Carlos Del Amo is the CRO of CRA and is responsible for leveraging a combination of sales, marketing, strategic partnerships, and business development initiatives to not only meet current company goals and maximize revenue streams, but also identify growth opportunities and enhance operational efficiency prior to a potential acquisition.

Carlos boasts a rich history within the C-suite, having occupied various leadership roles such as CEO at FWP Pool and Spa Wholesale Distributor, CEO at Pool and Electrical Products, Florida Water Products, and American Pool Supply, COO at Heritage Pool Supply Group, and CEO at Del Amo Investments. 

Want to Join Our Team?

What makes CRA different that the other aluminum businesses in the region is our team. We’re passionate about what we do — and who we do it with! Our team members are like family to us because we believe the best craftsmanship comes from a happy employee who is respected, treated well and feels at home. The result is a proven track record of successful growth. If you want to be a part of something special with us, we’d love to meet you!

 

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