Valley Crane equipped to handle construction, farm, home jobs

New Business Spotlight

November 25, 2012

Name of business: Valley Crane Service, a division of Valley Directional Drilling Inc.

Owner: Perry Crouse

Address: 5959 Cumberland Highway, Chambersburg, Pa.

Opening date: May 2012

Products and services: Crane rental service

Target market: Construction jobs; farmers; residential (roof trusses, pools, etc.); tree removal; mechanical contractors

How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? Crouse saw a need for crane service in the area due to the closure of other local businesses that offered crane services. His directional drilling business needed a crane for its jobs, and that is when the first crane was purchased. When a second local company closed, another crane was purchased and the second crane operator was hired, along with an office administrator.

Previous business experience: The company’s crane operators have a combined total of more than 50 years of experience.

Number of employees: Three

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; other hours as needed

Phone number: 717-261-0294 (office); 717-360-6991 (Bill Robinson, manager/crane operator); 717-262-8626 (Robert Wagner, crane operator)



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