Leadership Team

Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson


With over 30 years of design-build construction experience, Jim has had roles ranging from engineering to sales to executive leadership.  As 1848’s CEO, he provides positive momentum to the company in the areas of strategic planning, project review, client development and support, and company sales and marketing.

Jim is a Madison native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with majors in Structural and Highway Engineering.  Jim takes an active role in his profession as a Founding Director of the Fitchburg, Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce and as a long–time member of the Fitchburg Planning Commission, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society and several Madison area business groups.

Jim is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee and Florida.

Brad Crowley

Brad Crowley


Brad has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He provides both pre-construction and construction services to assure that each project exceeds the client’s expectations. Brad’s past roles cover design management, constructability review, budgeting, project scheduling, and project management. This wide range of experience allows him to understand and properly communicate with each team member the intricacies of each project.

As President, Brad, leads the overall operations of the company, ensuring that 1848's everyday business activities are running smoothly. He is continually setting guidelines and parameters to establish a more efficient and effective organization.

Brad received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Construction Management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He is LEED Accredited and ASHE Certified. Brad was named as one of 40 Executives Under 40 in 2011 by InBusiness Magazine.

Jeff Grady

Jeff Grady

Director of Field Operations

Jeff has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He began his construction career as a carpenter. The mastery of his craft and leadership ability quickly led him to a general superintendent role and then to an overall field operations manager.

As the Director of Field Operations, he is directly involved with all of our projects. His years in the industry have given him hands-on construction experience of industrial, retail, distribution, warehouse, office, indoor sports facilities, recreation clubs and residential building projects.

Jeff also leads the company safety policies and procedures. Prevention of injuries to our employees, customers, the public and those that visit our job sites is the first and primary concern. Jeff leads the committee that enforces our policies and is committed to learning safety measures first hand and ensuring that all employees learn and understand these as well.

"Throughout the entire process, from the initial quoting discussions through the completion of the projects, 1848 was a pleasure to work with.  From the very beginning, it was apparent that they take ownership of your project on each and every detail, knowing that your success is dependent on their commitment to quality, budget and timeline.  Their team has a great deal of experience and instills confidence that your project is in great hands."

Wayne Hansen, P.E., Vice President
i3 Product Development