Kyrk Pyros knows cranes. The reasons for a company’s success always begins at the top. Ever since Kyrk took control of Allegheny Crane Rental 15 years ago, he has worked hard to plant his work ethic and attention to detail in the culture of the company.
Kyrk has spent time as a crane operator. He knows exactly what he’s talking about when discussing an upcoming project with a client. He doesn’t just look at a chart and get a vague idea of what the lift will look like; there is no guessing. He’s been there in the field, running the show. He knows exactly how it will look and what the best lift plan option is.
A good company culture starts with its owner. That influence is why Allegheny Crane has made such an impact in the Pennsylvania crane market. Kyrk has mentored his estimators and passed on those skills.
Before they go into the field, Kyrk requires every estimator to get their Crane Operator License (CCO). He does this whether they plan to operate a crane or not. This is just one of the ways Kyrk puts in the time and training to be sure his employees are experts in their field. Kyrk training his estimators to this extent ensures they not only know the limits and appropriate lift strategies for our cranes, but also that they have a realistic visual image of the lift in their head as soon as they step on site.
When a customer calls on us to take a look at the specifics of a job site before a lift, they know the person visiting the site will be a professional who isn’t thinking in the abstract. The estimator knows everything from the best place to set up the crane, to what type of rigging should be brought on site the day of.
Kyrk demands the highest level of performance from himself. Because of that, his employees observe and admire his work ethic. It’s a fun company to be a part of, the people working there really feel like they are all on one close team.
“Be a team player,” said Kyrk. “I don’t ask anyone to do anything that I can’t or won’t do on a daily basis. Nobody works for me, they all work with me. That’s a major key to running a successful company.”
When Allegheny Crane takes on a job, the entire company demands excellence at every stage of the job process. From the moment we take a call, to the second we drive off site, Kyrk and his employees work hard to achieve safety, detail, and efficiency.