Remembering George Turner Jr.

Consolidated Crane & Rigging and the Turner Family are thankful for all your support as we mourn the loss of George Turner Jr. Please join us for these ceremonies celebrating George Jr’s life.

Thursday, January 6, 2022
5 to 8 p.m.
Sugar Land Mortuary
1818 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land

Friday, January 7, 2022
10 a.m.
Sugar Creek Baptist Church
13223 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land

Saturday, January 8, 2022
Graveside: 12 p.m.
Glenwood Cemetery, Beeville

Our Story

Consolidated Crane & Rigging is one of the most trusted names in the Houston crane industry. With more than 35 years in the business, 100 expert team members and one of the largest fleets in Texas, we’re a proven turn-key solution for crane and rigging projects along the Gulf Coast.

When you partner with Consolidated Crane, you’re not just hiring a crane rental company. You’re forming a relationship. That value drives everything we do, and it’s the same one that drove us when we started out in the crane business more than 35 years ago.

Consolidated Crane has come a long way since 1980, when George Turner Sr. left his job at a P&H dealer in Houston to found his own crane brokerage. In those early days, our company focused exclusively on buying, fixing and selling used equipment—an adventure that took our team all over the world sourcing cranes, from the Far East to South America, and across North America from Alaska to Nova Scotia.

In 1986, when the oil industry downturn hit Houston, we began renting our cranes to make ends meet. That turned into a business model that we maintained through the mid-1990s. During that time, our company grew from 25 to more than 100 team members, and we built strong partnerships in Houston still around today.

 “One thing I’ve learned running this company is that things are going to change. If you have certain goals and ideals with how you run your company, you can evolve along with them.” – George Turner Sr. 

As time went on, the industry continued to evolve, and it became more difficult to find skilled operators. We realized that the only way to control our own destiny was to rent our equipment with our experienced operators at the helm. This allowed us to maintain our high safety and machine maintenance standards, and it also streamlined the entire process for our customers.

Today, our family-owned business specializes in turn-key crane rental and rigging services for customers across the Gulf Coast.

Company headquarters, circa 1990s

Archive crane photo, circa 1990s

Company logo, circa 1990s

Houston Post writeup, 1985

CEO George Turner Sr.


Years in the business


Cranes in our fleet


Expert team members

Our Culture

At Consolidated Crane, two things matter above all else: our customers and our employees.

When it comes to our customers, our philosophy is simple. A good deal is only a good deal if it works for both parties. We’re the most service-oriented team in the industry, and that’s reflected in our long-term client relationships (many of which span decades and are still going strong).

We’re not just another “taxi cab” crane rental company. Our team is home to a diverse group of certified professionals (crane operators, safety managers. field supervisors, rigging foremen, office managers and more), and a management team with deades in the business. We value people who want to take on responsibility and grow professionally, and try our best to give each employee the chance to do that here.

Like our customers, our team members become family—in some cases, spending decades of their career at Consolidated Crane. That’s why safety is a cornerstone of our company culture. It ensures our clients get the best quality work, and that every employee goes home at the end of the day just as healthy as when they arrived. Learn more about our safety program.

Our Community

Houston has an undeniable can-do attitude. It’s why we survive things like hurricanes and floods. It’s also why Houston is such a great place to do business—and has been since we first launched our company 35 years ago.

Whether we’re participating in #HoustonStrong or supporting our local economy, we’re dedicated to helping our city thrive. Houston is our home, and we’ve chosen to grow our business here.

Our team, 2017

Our team in the field


We’re always looking for knowledgeable, dedicated professionals to join the Consolidated Crane & Rigging family.