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Our Story

While CrowderGulf was first formally organized in 1994, the company’s history really goes back to 1969 when Hurricane Camille devastated the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


Today, CrowderGulf is a leading family-owned disaster recovery and debris removal business headquartered in Mobile County, Alabama with satellite offices in a number of states. The company provides disaster recovery, debris removal, coastal restoration and other disaster support services to cities, municipalities, disaster management agencies and other entities throughout the U.S. 

Our Beginnings

In 1969, Hurricane Camille directly affected brothers John and Woodie Ramsay, lifelong residents of the South Mobile County community of Grand Bay Alabama. The Auburn University graduates had returned home to work on their family’s farm when Hurricane Camille made a direct hit on the nearby Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Camille, a storm that quickly came to be known as the worst storm ever to hit the mainland of the United States, devastated the area. John and Woodie immediately decided to join forces with locals in Mississippi and worked to clean up Biloxi and much of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. While the brothers moved on to form Gulf Equipment Corporation (a general contractor licensed to do business in seven southern states) in 1984, John remained involved in the disaster recovery industry. Ten years later, under John’s leadership, CrowderGulf was established as a specialty disaster management company.

Our Commitment


Under the leadership of President Ashley Ramsay-Naile, CrowderGulf continues to remain fully committed to helping communities quickly get back up and running after experiencing the devastating effects of a disaster.

Learn more about the company’s experience and people


Need to speak to a CrowderGulf representative immediately, email us at or call us at 800-992-6207.


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