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Founded In: 1969
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From the roots of the late John Bohne, Imperial Crane Services, Inc. was founded in 1969. Imperial Crane Services is a full service crane and equipment company that has been recognized as one of the largest and safest crane companies in the world with an EMR of 0.72 and ZERO recordables in 2017. Imperial specializes in all size work from small construction projects to large industrial projects and maintenance agreements that span over several years. We have over 250 pieces of equipment with the addition of the vibratory dampers and vibratory hammers to provide an all in one package. Our fleet is recently purchased, with an average age of three years, and up-to-date technology. It is well maintained through use of daily log books, frequent inspections and onsite mechanics. We will provide you with the highest qualified operator that is specifically certified for the appropriate equipment needed on your job.

We have extensive experience in the petrochemical industry and have expanded our services over the years to support new construction and maintenance work in the Wind Energy Sector.

We have state of the art technology which includes AutoCAD and 3D Lift Plans along with GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar). We also offer operator training, project management, cost estimation and lift coordination while executing safety and maintaining world class service. Imperial Crane was also featured on an episode of the World’s Greatest TV Show as being one of the most unique crane rental companies in the industry.

We are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Our sales staff is always accessible to provide quotes, perform site reviews, and assist customers with accurate and timely information.

Our in-house estimators use the latest programs to provide prompt crane sizing, quotes and permit expediting. They are always available to offer alternative lifting methods and equipment, along with cost cutting suggestions.

Our field estimators will make jobsite visits, prepare site layouts and meet with your project team. They are available to consult with your field staff in order to provide the appropriate equipment needed for any project.

In March of 2016, Imperial Crane received the family business "Business in Excellence" award from the Daily Herald Business Ledger magazine. Imperial Crane has additional locations in LaSalle, IL, Whiting and Griffith, Indiana, LaPorte, Texas, and Sulphur, Louisiana.


Imperial Crane Services, Inc. has been predominantly committed to the manufacturing and heavy industries. We have also systematically managed to command a formidable position in the ever-growing construction and infra structure sector.

Our commitment to excellence is the most integral component in our daily operations. This means that we are dedicated to the highest standards in safety, service and quality. From the receptionist to the foreman, that commitment shows through our remarkable customer service, our state-of-the-art technology and the safest equipment and procedures anywhere in the world. Our greatest resource is our people and their dedication is what has made Imperial Crane a trailblazer in this industry.

By constantly updating our equipment and procedures, we aim to be the safest crane service company in the world. We are the recipient of numerous safety awards each year from accredited organizations such as Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates, Three Rivers Manufacturer’s Association, Specialized Crane and Rigging Association, and Will and Grundy County Contractors Association. We ensure that along with our state-of-the-art equipment, our employees are the most skilled and highly trained in the industry. This has allowed Imperial Crane to rise above the competition.

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Products/Services Relating to Cranes
Products/Services Relating to Contractors Equipment--Rental/Sales/Svc.

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Member of ASA Chicago (Assn. of Subcontractors & Affiliates) ASA Chicago (Assn. of Subcontractors & Affiliates)
Member of CAWGC (Contractors Assn. of Will & Grundy Counties) CAWGC (Contractors Assn. of Will & Grundy Counties)
Member of Illinois Chamber of Commerce Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Member of Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Assn. Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Assn.
Member of SC&RA (Specialized Carriers & Riggers Assn.) SC&RA (Specialized Carriers & Riggers Assn.)
Member of TRMA (Three Rivers Manufacturers Assn.) TRMA (Three Rivers Manufacturers Assn.)
Member of ACRP (Assn. of Crane & Rigging Professionals) ACRP (Assn. of Crane & Rigging Professionals)
Member of NAWIC (National Assn. of Women in Construction) NAWIC (National Assn. of Women in Construction)
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