America’s Trusted Crane Company for over a Century

Since 1916, Bigge has held a vital role in American construction.

Our long list of accomplishments span the nation and include historic infrastructure projects like the Golden Gate Bridge, modern metropolitan high rise buildings, stadiums, sports arenas, nuclear power plants, industrial facilities, tech campuses, and wind farms. We provide the highest quality crane service to commercial, government, and industrial markets. Bigge offers bare lease, crane sales, crane and rigging services, transportation, pre-planning, project management, and engineering services to our customers and trusted partners.

Best in Class Cranes

Bigge’s Perfect Fleet® is one of the largest, most modern, versatile crane fleets in the world. Over the years, our fleet has grown to over 1,500 cranes consisting of best-in-class truck cranes, all-terrain cranes, rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, tower cranes, boom trucks, and hoists.

Components of our fleet are unquestionably the best in their class. Each machine is exceptionally reliable and proven safe in the field while offering cost-effective maintenance and ownership, with the versatility to serve the widest variety of projects and job sites.

Our People

Since our inception, Bigge has been a family-owned company and remains so to this day. Above all, we value our employees and their commitment to providing customers with the highest quality crane service. Bigge’s Perfect Fleet® is operated and maintained by the most qualified, talented, and passionate people in the industry, including CCO trained operators, mechanics, expert rigging crews, professional engineers, expertly trained field supervisors, and administrative personnel.

Industry Experience

With over 105 years of crane experience standing behind every decision we make, we have the equipment, resources, talent, and processes to provide our customers with unsurpassed levels of service - our reputation depends on it. This expertise and quality of service lead to a high customer retention rate as well. In fact, 92% of customers who rent cranes from Bigge are repeat customers, some that go back with us several decades.

Safety is Our #1 Core Value

At Bigge, “Safety First” is more than just a slogan. It represents our most important core value and an integral part of our company’s culture. From the early planning stages to the completion of work, we are committed to promoting an injury and accident-free environment while providing the safest workplace possible for our employees, clients, project-site contractors, and the public.

With over 2 million hours worked in 2019, Bigge had a record low TRIR of 0.39 and an EMR of 0.57, which are remarkable scores for a company that owns and operates over 1500 cranes across the nation. Bigge is recognized for its superior safety standards and practices by official safety committees and customers alike. In 2019, Bigge received the most recent of our Crane & Rigging Safety Awards from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), bringing our total to over twenty-five.

Highest Quality Crane Service from Coast to Coast

Bigge currently owns and maintains the largest inventory of new and quality used cranes for rent and sale in the country. We work closely with several of the world’s top brands. As a result, we offer competitive pricing, support, and delivery of cranes, parts, and accessories. Our versatile crane fleet is professionally maintained, bringing together the best in value and price. Our services include:

  • Nationwide Mobile and Tower Crane Rental
  • New and Used Crane Sales with In-House Financing
  • Bare Lease
  • Operated and Maintained
  • Complete Tower Crane Solutions
  • Construction Hoist Rental
  • Engineering and Project Management
  • Receive, Store and Haul

Our History

Founded in 1916 by Henry W. Bigge as Bigge Drayage Company, we’ve always believed we can best serve our customers by offering hands-on services coupled with our own fleet of cranes and transportation equipment. Today, Bigge owns and expertly maintains a fleet of both new and used cranes for bare lease, operated and maintained rental, and domestic and international sales. Our customers have access to dedicated project managers, experienced engineers, factory-trained technicians, and industry-leading field support.

Since 2000, Weston Settlemier has served as Bigge’s President and CEO, representing the fourth generation to manage the family-owned organization. Throughout our history, Bigge has played a vital role in American construction.

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