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About Us

Tradesmen Crane & Equipment (TCE) is an affiliated company of The Tradesmen Group, Inc. (TTG). TTG specializes in restoration and preservation of our nation’s finest historic structures. Founded by Melissa West in 1997, TTG has achieved unparalleled success and is widely regarded as one of our country’s leading restoration companies. In 2014, Tradesmen Crane & Equipment, LLC (TCE) started from a vision of offering one source for total access for exceptional crane, rigging, scaffold and equipment rental services in central Ohio and beyond.
Drawing from decades of experience in difficult & challenging construction access & support operations for personnel and material access, TTG launched TCE to offer exceptional service for total building and site access with cranes, scaffold, and equipment as well as many associated services for material handling and site protection. In the years since inception, TCE has rapidly grown due to our approach of building “family value oriented” relationships with our clients. It is our goal that every client experiences superior customer service in all aspects of sales, delivery of crane services, rigging services, hauling services, and equipment rental services.
TCE is relentless in efforts to operate an innovative and unique company with combinations of services not found at other providers. We value doing for our clients what other companies cannot and will not do. Most importantly, it is our goal to offer every client prompt, respectful and superior service at a fair price.

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Leadership Team

Melissa West


Brad Ardrey

Vice President

Joel Gray

Director of Business Development

Our Projects