Stevenson Crane got its start in 1989. “We had one crane parked in our driveway,” Donna Stevenson, president and founder of the company says. “Now we have over 1,000 pieces of equipment, two locations, and about 70,000 square feet of office/warehouse space. We employ 250 people and we are all local 150 operating engineers. We also have local 136 riggers since we started our rigging division.”

She notes that they chose Illinois as their business location since this is where they have been their whole lives. “Our kids were born here,” Donna says. “We like the ethics and morals of the midwestern people...”

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