Starting in 2006 with only one crane, current owner Rich Nichols purchased Bob's Crane Service with the goal of growing the business into the premier crane and assisted tree removal service company in the area.

Throughout the years, the company has grown to include nine cranes ranging in size from 30 tons to 55 tons, and 11 employees, nine of which are our NCCCO-certified crane operators.

Our team's combined experience in construction, rigging and crane operation allows us to provide a more comprehensive listing of high-quality services. From assisting tree removal companies to oversized material handling to animal rescue, the team at Bob's Crane Service is always up for the challenge.

Meet the Team

Rich Nichols

Rich bought Bob's Crane Service in 2006 with one crane and has grown the company into what it is today! Rich is a certified crane operator and divides his time between running a crane, fixing cranes and overseeing the operations for Bob's Crane Service and Bauman Crane Company LLC.


From her initial start with the company as a billing clerk in 2011, she now oversees the daily operations of Bob's Crane Service, which include scheduling of jobs, dispatch, handling of emergency work, dealing with a bunch of prima donna crane operators, and all administrative duties.


Ben has been a certified crane operator, as well as a certified Rigger and Signalperson with us since 2011. Ben's construction background makes him especially suited for figuring out complicated crane and rigging set ups. Ben has an amazing memory for the load charts! As well as being a crane operator, Ben helps with job scheduling and dispatching. If you need a lift plan, Ben is your man!


With us since 2012, Tim has over 20 years of certified crane experience! From hanging off the side of a mountain in Colorado to floating in a piece of steel as smooth as silk, Tim has the most diversified resume for crane work. Tim is also a certified Rigger and Signalperson.


Jaime started with Bob's Crane Service in 2016 as a full-time climber. Jaime has over ten years' experience in the tree industry. In addition to being an amazing tree climber, Jaime is now a certified crane operator and one of our regular operators that looks at work to determine correct crane size. Jaime might also speak the best Spanish of our crew!


Our in-house mechanic since 2017, Seann handles fleet maintenance and light fabrication for the trucks and cranes. Seann has recently become a certified Rigger and Signalperson, and is also the man who helps everyone when they need it!


Matt has been a tree climber for many years in the industry, but came to Bob's Crane Service in 2017 as a climber with some crane experience. He is now a certified crane operator as well as an in-house climber. Matt is another operator that looks at work to determine correct crane size. Matt has a very large fan base!


Ben joined the team in 2020. Ben comes to us from the tree industry where he was a climber and is becoming an operator.


New to Bob's Crane in 2021 Megan comes to us with transportation industry experience. Megan will be handing scheduling & dispatch and administrative duties.


New to Bob's Crane in 2021 Marc comes to us from the tree industry. Marc is in training to become an operator.