November 25, 2012
Name of business: Valley Crane Service, a division of Valley Directional Drilling Inc.
Owner: Perry Crouse
Address: 5959 Cumberland Highway, Chambersburg, Pa.
Opening date: May 2012
Products and services: Crane rental service
Target market: Construction jobs; farmers; residential (roof trusses, pools, etc.); tree removal; mechanical contractors
How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? Crouse saw a need for crane service in the area due to the closure of other local businesses that offered crane services. His directional drilling business needed a crane for its jobs, and that is when the first crane was purchased. When a second local company closed, another crane was purchased and the second crane operator was hired, along with an office administrator.
Previous business experience: The company’s crane operators have a combined total of more than 50 years of experience.
Number of employees: Three
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; other hours as needed
Phone number: 717-261-0294 (office); 717-360-6991 (Bill Robinson, manager/crane operator); 717-262-8626 (Robert Wagner, crane operator)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Valley-Crane-Service/259680807469040?ref=ts&fref=ts
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