About Us

1970 was the year when Bob Gingerich decided to launch his own construction business.  It began with a Bucyrus Erie 22-B dragline, which he used to clean out ponds for local Illinois farmers. Then, in 1971, Bob purchased his very first hydraulic crane, a Pettibone model 25 rough terrain crane.  And the rest, as they say, is history.

Today, R. Gingerich Crane, INC is known throughout Central Illinois as a premier provider of operated crane services and unmanned crane rentals.  Although our business has certainly grown, our core values haven't changed a bit.  In fact, we're more committed than ever to providing area contractors with the largest selection of cranes in the region, highly competitive pricing and expert, dependable service.  With decades of experience in crane operations and equipment, R. Gingerich Crane has the resources to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers and the commitment to do it better than anyone else in the industry.

Our Philosophy

At R. Gingerich Crane, we offer big business resources with a small business feel.  Here, you'll find friendly, responsive service and a genuine willingness to accommodate your needs; no matter how big or small your construction project.  Our professionals can assist you in selecting the appropriate crane size as well as any pre-lift planning to ensure a successful on-site performance.  At the end of the day, our goal is to see that your crane job is executed safely, efficiently and within budget.

And if you can't find what you're looking for in our fleet?  R. Gingerich Crane is more than happy to help you find the right crane for your hoisting needs, using our network of industry partners.

Our Team

R. Gingerich Crane wouldn't be what it is today without our outstanding team of employees.  Just as we invest in industry-leading equipment, we continually invest in our employees, from first-rate operator training to rigorous safety education.  When you choose R. Gingerich Crane as your crane service provider, you can be confident you're getting the support of a knowledgeable, hard-working team that's wholly dedicated to your satisfaction.

R. Gingerich Crane welcomes the opportunity to serve your crane service or crane rental needs. Call us today at 309-263-7335 for a free consultation and pricing estimate.