KELOWNA – When Okanagan construction companies are looking for tower cranes or man/material lifts, they should be calling M.R. Crane Services Ltd.
The company, started on Vancouver island in 2008, expanded to the Okanagan in 2020 and has been serving customers from Penticton to Kamloops from their Kelowna office and equipment yard in Lake Country.
“We have several projects underway here, as we do work for a number of larger companies in the region,” says Chief Financial Officer Semira Brown. “We currently have tower cranes, Material Hoists, and Man Material Hoists in Kelowna and are working on securing more in the future.”
M.R. Crane has a diverse fleet of cranes and teams for every type of industrial, commercial and residential job. That includes everything from moving a hot tub that can be moved by a 10 ton Tadano crane truck, to a massive 270 ton Liebherr crane for major construction sites.
“We have tower cranes that can climb and be configured to meet the needs of all projects,” Semira states, adding the company has over 70 employees within its Kelowna, Victoria and Vancouver operations. “We have a wide range of different size tower cranes available, meeting the demands of any job. We have a combined 35 plus tower cranes, and a growing fleet of man-material hoists and material hoists.”
“Our equipment will help developers and builders successfully meet their construction deadlines while staying within budget,” she explains.
Semira joined the team in 2019 before opening the Kelowna office. Business has been brisk.
“We’ve had to acquire many new cranes just to keep up with demand,” she states. “We have various divisions within the company such as tower crane erectors, tower crane operators, riggers, mobile crane operators, Industrial Electricians, C Ticket Elevating Technicians, heavy duty mechanics and service techs who repair the equipment.”
M.R. Crane already has a number of repeat clients, who continue to return for the quality of equipment and service.
“Our team of employees is so personable,” she says. “There’s definitely a family aspect to our business, and we have many long-term employees. Our success is a result of team effort and this company would not be where it is today without the determination and commitment from all employed with M.R. Crane.
“We’re looking to continue our growth in the Okanagan and are excited to be a part of all the major construction projects that are being built here,” she says. “We not only want to be contenders for that work, we want to be the preferred choice.”
By Mark MacDonald