Nicholson Construction, headquartered in Pittsburgh, has announced that Richard Crockford, district manager, New York, was recently elected a member of The Moles, the heavy construction industry's most prestigious, fraternal organization.

The Moles organization is comprised of individuals engaged in the construction of foundation, tunnel, subway, sewer, marine, sub-aqueous or other heavy construction projects. Moles members are dedicated to promoting the heavy construction industry and supporting their colleagues through outreach programs and networking opportunities.

Crockford joins fellow Nicholson Construction Moles members Andrew Walker (president) John Wise (senior vice president) and Ron Hall (corporate construction manager).

To be elected to The Moles, prospective members must be nominated by a current member and have the support of five other current members. “It's an honor to join my friends and industry colleagues as a member of The Moles," says Crockford. Crockford, who has been with Nicholson for the past six years, has 28 years of geotechnical construction experience, including foundation and ground improvement design, contracting and management.

"The Nicholson team is proud of Richard's appointment to The Moles," says Walker. "It's a wonderful acknowledgement of his expertise and contributions to the industry." The Moles membership is limited to 538 members at any given time.