In the early 80’s, they began testing and development on a new piece of equipment that would revolutionize the industry, forever. In 1986, the very first 50 Ton Tri-Lifter (a.k.a. “Boom Truck”, invented by Arvid Engler) was implemented into the Big Red fleet. Armed with this newly minted machine, the business continued to expand, allowing the duo to take on some remarkably historic projects throughout the industry.
After the passing of founder Cecil Hawley in 2001, followed by co-founder Gary Pomeroy in 2008, the second generation took over operation of the Big Red team. Dawn Kochanik stepped in to fill her fathers’ shoes, along with her husband Dale Kochanik as Vice President of Operations. Together, along with the experienced staff, they maintain the family-oriented service her father and Cecil started nearly 37 years ago. Offering a fair and honest approach to the business, with precision and effectiveness in mind for every customer.
Today, Big Red continues to flourish as one of the leading specialized rigging services in the area, living by our motto, “Big or Small, We Move It All”. As the industry has grown and evolved, we have stood by our values and ethics set by our revered founders. Supplying the most reliable, equipped, and professional services to our customers and community.