A Topsham-based heavy construction company has been sold.

Harry C. Crooker & Sons, founded in 1935, has been purchased by Thomas C. Sturgeon and a group of local investors. Sturgeon, who had been the company’s chief engineer, will lead the company as president and CEO, according to a release from the company. All of its 150 employees are expected to be retained and operations remain the same.

The company had been owned for nearly 79 years by the Crooker family, including Harry, Frank and Ted Crooker.

In its release, the company affirmed its commitment to high quality engineering, paving and a construction services, as well as its commitment to Maine communities. Crooker & Sons is well known in the midcoast area for its philanthropic efforts.

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