About W.O. Grubb

Family-owned W.O. Grubb Crane Rental is a leading provider of bare and operated crane rental services in the Mid-Atlantic. Our experienced personnel stand ready with an extensive, diverse fleet to serve the needs of commercial, industrial, and civil customers.

We offer both essential and emergency services around the clock. Safety, efficiency, and customer satisfaction are our highest priorities. Contractors, owners, managers and others call on us for one-time lifts, short-term rentals, and as a partner on long-term capital projects.

We have provided cranes for on-time and successful projects for over six decades. It is the expertise of our employees, coupled with an array of specialized equipment, that helps us provide the best in safety, service, and solutions.

Company History

W.O. Grubb was founded in 1962 by William O. Grubb, the son of a crane operator. We have built a legacy of dedicated team members over six decades, and today employ hundreds of employees including project managers, engineers, maintenance technicians, dispatchers, drivers, riggers, operators, and other trained professionals. The company continues to be family-owned and is led by W.O.’s son Bill Grubb.

Our valued personnel are known for their ingenuity and dependability. The Grubb family mission has always been to provide the services, equipment, and manpower needed by customers in a safe, efficient, and responsive manner. W.O. Grubb continues to put a premium on personal service and – above all – safety.

We have come a long way since 1962, but we never lose our enthusiasm for reaching above and beyond.


W.O. Grubb Crane Rental has a proven record for maintaining a safety and health program conforming to the strictest of industry standards, from nuclear power plants to military bases. In fact, we were the first to create a proprietary safety checklist that is still in use by many plant managers today. W.O. Grubb is the recipient of numerous site safety awards, and our company has been featured in national safety training videos.

Safety managers conduct site visits to ensure all employees adhere to safety guidelines. We conduct criminal background checks on all employees, and we enforce a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy which meets FMCSA/DOT/CDL requirements.

Our operators are certified through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). They and other field personnel undergo regular safety training to meet site specific requirements and to stay abreast of industry regulations.

  • Winner of SC&RA Group Safety Award
  • Employee OSHA 10-hr & 30-hr Construction Training
  • Insured with A+ Rated Companies
  • Fleet Safety Manual & Maintenance Program
  • 100% Third-Party Certification of Cranes
  • Third-Party Certified Crane Operators
  • Dupont CCIT-International Safety Award
  • Audited Corporate Substance Abuse Program (DOT Compliant)
  • Pre-Employment Drug Testing
  • In-house First AID: CPR- AED instructors

Markets Served


We rent cranes to the trades that construct commercial buildings, such as concrete, steel, HVAC, and roofing. Our cranes are used by contractors and subcontractors to construct entertainment and hospitality venues, hospitals and outpatient medical centers, office parks, manufacturing facilities, data centers, mixed-use centers, and more.


We proudly rent cranes as part of the continual improvement in our country’s infrastructure, including bridges, roads, dams, and tunnels. Our cranes are utilized for work on municipal plants, as well as in port terminals and shipyards.


We service recurring industrial facility outages, as well as the ongoing needs of chemical plants, pulp and paper plants, and refineries. We serve all energy markets, including nuclear, fossil fuel, renewables, wind, and solar.


We serve telecommunication providers with cranes for cell tower erection support and maintenance.