Hard work, ethics, and a good attitude: the secret to a great athlete—and a great company.

In July 2017, the world lost one of the good guys—our founder, Tom “Red” Martin.

A gritty, determined US Hockey team took to the ice at the 1964 Olympics. And its assistant captain was Cramer founder, Tom Martin.

From humble beginnings, to Olympic competition, to building a business that values respect and hard work above all else, Tom’s legacy is woven deeply into the fabric of who we are as a company.

Early life

Tom’s father passed when he was young. To help his mother make ends meet Tom sold newspapers while still in grade school, giving him a lifelong appreciation for the value of hard work. At college he was widely respected as a student and athlete, excelling in both hockey and baseball.

An Olympic opportunity

After school Tom was recruited by the US National Hockey team and went on to join the 1964 Olympic Team as an assistant captain.

Founder's Story

"I thought this technology had great promise as a marketing and communication supplement. I saw opportunity and went with it."

Tom Martin, Cramer's founder, on the new technology called video

The legacy continues

Cramer remains a family-owned business led by six of Red’s children who run the business by adhering to Red’s two basic principles:

  • Hire quality people
  • Give them the tools and processes they need to make clients happy

And he remains the embodiment of our motto, “Give a damn, and get it done.”

"All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others."

Tom Martin, a life-time philanthropist

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