Crainco grew from humble beginnings to redefine an industry and has become one of the industry leaders in the greater Southern California area. We have continuously grown to meet our client’s demands and the industry’s safety regulations. From management to our employees, we live by our ethos, “Quality First, Safety Always” in all that we do. No job is too big or too small, and we apply the same level of professionalism, safety, and industry knowledge to everyone that we work with. Once you have had the Crainco Experience, you will not want to go anywhere else. 

Our Mission

At Crainco, Inc., our mission is to be the complete turn-key solution crane service company with a commitment to serving the needs of our industry through safety, quality, and innovation. In addition, we will provide the products and services, of the highest quality, to meet the continuously changing demands of our clients and the industry.

Our Vision

It is Crainco, Inc.’s vision to become the leader of operational excellence and continued commitment to the crane, rigging, and transportation industry within the greater Southern California area.

Crainco - 5 Pillars of Excellence


Crainco, Inc. was founded on April 1, 1990 with just two cranes and operated as a home-based business for several years. The company’s founders and today’s leaders Brian and Diane Smith, a husband and wife team, started out renting just two small Dynalift sign cranes. The pair had regular full-time jobs with Brian working the Crainco phones and job sites in the early morning hours and Diane handling the admin and billing in the afternoons once she finished her day shift. Their first project involved providing a man basket for a tree-trimming project at the church they were married at.


Crainco opened a 5-acre facility with office space and a large storage yard in Santa Fe Springs, CA after only two years in business. Crainco quickly became one of the most well known over-the-road mobile crane services in the Southern California market and built a diverse network of clientele.


Crainco moved into their current yard/office on Painter Ave in Santa Fe Springs, expanding its mobile crane service and adding a rental division to serve more customers across Southern California.


Crainco, Inc. is one of the first companies to have a Manitex 5096S in its fleet. This crane allowed for operation without a pilot car or accessory for the first time in history.


Crainco celebrates 30 years in business with an expanded service area from San Diego to Santa Barbara and a solid reputation for customer service, safety and compliancy. The company’s mobile crane division ranges from 15-tons to 110-tons and includes manufacturers such as National, Manitex, Link-Belt and Broderson, and the rental division includes an extensive inventory of Pro Lifts, Scissorlifts, Forklifts, and articulating booms from manufacturers including Haulotte, Genie, Skyjack, JLG, Toyota & Gradall.


We bring our customers peace of mind