Rocky Mountain Crane Service, Inc. is a small, family-owned and operated business founded in 1984 by Ken and Darlene Sustrich. Today, they run the business alongside their children, Luke and his wife Sierra, and their youngest son, Jake, who will one day carry on the RMCS legacy. 


RMCS operates out of the small mountain town of Salida, Colorado, nestled in the heart of the Rockies. The company services all of Colorado and most of the surrounding states. RMCS has even performed work as far away as Ontario, Canada.


With an excellent safety record, the RMCS family is one that you can trust to get your job done efficiently, cost-effectively, and most importantly: safely.



How did RMCS get started?


RMCS was founded in 1984 when a local mine-shutdown turned everyone with a hammer or wrench into a "contractor." Ken, formerly a true contractor, decided cranes might be just the ticket for a more stable career. He was right. 

Ken and his wife, Darlene, started the business in their own back yard (literally) with just two cranes: a 15 ton Bucyrus Erie 15B truck crane, and a 45 ton Linkbelt HC108B truck crane. Now, RMCS owns the largest crane of any company in Colorado, the 1000 ton Liebherr LTM1800/LG1550. 

When did RMCS start working on wind farms?


RMCS has been a strong competitor in the wind farm market in Colorado and Wyoming since 2007. Now, in 2016, we have a standout reputation throughout the region as being one of the premier wind farm maintenance crane companies. We have the machines to do rotor drops, up-tower work, and everything in between.

What other types of crane work does RMCS do?


RMCS has experience in a vast variety of crane work. We specialize in lifts that are particularly heavy or require a long reach. We have experience with mine work, bridge construction, general construction lifts, petro-chemical sites, refinery components, and more.
In other words, we have the experience to accomplish your lift, whatever it may be.


At Rocky Mountain Crane Service, we don't take chances. If it's not safe, we don't do it.  It's that simple. 

We believe that safety on the jobsite, in the shop, and in every aspect of every job is more important than anything else. 

All of our employees are MSHA-certified and trained to be proactive in safety, to analyze every possible risk in a situation before proceeding. 


We have achieved a record of eleven years without a lost-time injury (and still counting), have never experienced a fatality, and retain an EMR of 0.80. These are the kinds of safety statistics you can count on from Rocky Mountain Crane Service.