In 1987, David Upton recognized the increasing demand for equipment and crane rental in and around Birmingham, Alabama.  That year, David purchased a small fleet of used equipment and started Reliable Rentals.  Joined a few years later by his brother, Steve Upton, the two successfully managed and grew Reliable Rentals into a leading regional equipment and crane rental company.  In 1998, the equipment rental portion of the business was sold and crane rental became the sole focus of the business under the name, CraneWorks. A short time later, the RentalWorks division was created to provide customers again with general equipment rental.

Over the last 30 years, CraneWorks has built a team to provide excellent and safe operated crane services across the southeast, and currently has locations in Birmingham, Mobile and Nashville.   CraneWorks is recognized as one of the top 50 crane companies on the American Crane and Transport ACT100 Index of North America.  

CraneWorks offers cranes from 2 to 500-ton capacity for your lifting needs. In addition to crane rental, CraneWorks also offers rigging, machinery moving, specialty hauling and equipment storage services.

RentalWorks provides customers with access to a full line of rental equipment and general tools. Offering common rental items including, but not limited to aerial lifts, forklifts, backhoes, skid steers, excavators, water trucks and air compressors.  RentalWorks also carries a large fleet of more specialized items such as, carry deck and rough terrain cranes, boom trucks, bucket trucks and high-capacity forklifts. The unique flexibility to offer qualified operators with all our rental equipment is something that started with Reliable Rentals and continues today.