Valley Crane equipped to handle construction, farm, home jobs
New Business Spotlight
Bill Robinson is the manager of Valley Crane Service, which opened in May at 5959 Cumberland Highway in Chambersburg, Pa. (By Kevin G. Gilbert/Staff Photographer / November 20, 2012)
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