1: Day 1 at Hoosier Crane with Jon Harkrider, Tom Schmidt, Rick Stephens and Cherie Schmidt behind the camera.
Hoosier Crane first started in 2002 doing crane service and inspections. We worked out of a small shop located off Whipple Ave in Elkhart (600 square ft). In that first year, we expanded beyond service and began selling overhead cranes and hoists. This change required a bigger building and a crane of our own, so we moved to Lowell Street (4,000 square ft.). Over the next four years, Hoosier Crane continued to grow our services as we helped our customers be more productive and stay safe.
2: The first home of Hoosier Crane at 2709 Whipple Avenue
3: The second location for Hoosier Crane at 2423 Lowell Avenue
By early 2007, we had outgrown our Lowell Ave location and moved to our current location on Charlotte Avenue (23,500 square ft.). At the time, the building felt massive. People questioned what we would do with all the space. In the following years, we expanded our offices three times, added a mezzanine, and added on more warehouse space. As we celebrate our 15-year anniversary we again are bursting at the seams.
4: Hoosier Crane team in 2007 at Charlotte Ave
5: The current home of Hoosier Crane Elkhart in 2014 after South Bay addition
6: Hoosier Crane's Team in July 2017 after our 15th Anniversary Open House
In 2014, we opened our first satellite service branch in Fort Wayne. We followed this with our Indianapolis and Chicago satellite service branches in 2015.
As we look back we are thankful for all the customers and employees that made the last 15 years possible. As we look ahead we are certain to see more growth both locally and into new markets as we help our customers to grow with us.