Don Strong founded Strong's Crane Service in 1947. Don's son, Dick sold his excavation company in 1956 to invest in his father's crane business with intentions of expanding. It was hard for them to know then that their crane service would continue to grow well into the 21st century.After 22 years of hard work in the crane business, Don retired in 1969 and his son Dick took over the family business. In efforts to continue being the best crane company in Montana, Strong's purchased their first hydraulic crane in 1969 and a 125-ton lattice boom truck crane in 1974, at the time, the largest in the state of Montana.Dick's son Doug followed in his father and grandfather's footsteps when he came to work for the company as a crane operator in 1978. Dick and his son worked together for another 17 years expanding the business and serving the industrial and commercial businesses throughout Montana and Northern Wyoming before Dick retired in 1995.Since 1995, the focus of the company has been to modernize the fleet of cranes and equipment for all of our loyal customers. This has greatly improved safety on the jobsite as well as lowering costs through better road ability, faster setup times and more efficient on site operations. Currently, the oldest machine in the company fleet is a 2000.Adding a Link Belt 75-ton Series II hydraulic truck crane and a Link Belt 250-ton all terrain crane in early 2009, Strong's Crane Service continues to work hard to bring the best and safest crane service to its customers in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors.