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About L.R. Willson & Sons Crane Rental

Family-owned and -operated since 1971, L.R. Willson & Sons, Incorporated started as one man and a dream. Leonard R. Willson founded Willson’s Welding in 1951, which was a one-man welding shop located in Annapolis, Maryland. Willson incorporated his company in 1971 with the help of his daughter and two sons, and L.R. Willson & Sons, Incorporated was born.

It wasn’t long before the Willsons saw the need for a separate branch to handle crane rental, rigging work, storage and trucking/hauling, and thus L.R. Willson & Sons Crane Rental was born. Today, our service area includes most of the Mid-Atlantic Region, including Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, DC and parts of Northern Virginia.

Crane at a Construction Site in Gambrills, MD

From Humble Beginnings to Trusted Industry Leaders

L.R. Willson & Sons, Incorporated continues to be family-owned and -operated today, although we’ve grown over the years to include over 150 dedicated employees as part of our extended family. An expanded inventory of equipment means we can provide the equipment for virtually any construction project on the East Coast. Safety and efficiency continue to be the cornerstones of our business and the reason for our longevity and continued industry success.

Construction Equipment at Site in Gambrills, MD

Certified Crane Operators

L.R. Willson & Sons is certified as an American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Advance Steel Erector and a Precast Concrete Institute (PCI) Certified  Pre-Cast Erector, while L.R. Willson & Sons Crane Rental has certified operators with the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.

Trust Us with All Your Lifting Needs

L.R. Willson & Sons Crane Rental’s courteous, knowledgeable staff would welcome the opportunity to help you determine the correct crane and other equipment for your job. With cranes from 23 to 440 tons available for rental, we’re confident that we have something in our wide inventory to suit your lifting needs. Contact us to request a free estimate today!