We continuously train our NCCCO certified operators in their equipment, ensuring your job is handled with the best experience out there.


Proactive safety planning helps us provide a safe working environment for everyone working on the project, people visiting the job site or working.


Our partnership with our clients is based on mutual trust and we do what is best for our clients following our company’s values and methods.


To become an industry leader, it is important for us to encourage team work in order to solve any construction challenges and to achieve results.

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Mike Phillips

Mike has been with Phoenix Crane since 1985. He has worked in all areas of this business, from payroll processing to dispatching. He now oversees operations and employee retention.

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Karen Barton

Karen began her career with Phoenix in 1991 as the Safety Director. She learned the ins and outs of the business and quickly found her skill set in accounting and financial planning.

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Operations Manager

Wayne Abercrombie

"Opie" started working at Phoenix at just 14 years old, cleaning the shop and cutting the grass. He became a crane operator at 20 and now knows everything about our business!

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Service Manager

Tommy Satterfield

Tommy is a long-time Phoenix employee with deep roots here. He embodies the values of our company and looks forward to the opportunities the future will bring.

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Safety & Compliance Director

Mike Knott

Mike enjoys our company culture and is excited to expand our Safety & Training programs. Mike's vision is to make Phoenix the standard for safety and excellence as our industry evolves.

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Sales Director

James Johnson

James brings over 12 years of sales and managerial experience from the construction and startup space. FUN FACT: While attending UGA, James was the school's mascot, Hairy Dawg.

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Dispatch Manager

Stephen Farris

Stephen's background as a crane operator has served our operators and customers well, making him an asset to dispatch operations and invaluable for complex lift planning.

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Marketing Director

Heather Barton

Heather makes heavy equipment look its best. From graphic design to jobsite photography, Heather uses her creativity to present our cranes in unique and engaging ways.

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Augusta Branch Manager

Shannon McConnell

Shannon has been an NCCCO operator at our Augusta branch for more than 10 years, and recently was promoted to Branch Manager.

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Business Development

Rick Baker

Rick started in October of 1995. He has worked as the Safety Director, Sales Manager, and General Manager.

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Larry O'Donald

Larry enjoys working with our customers to size orders accurately and professionally. He has been a dispatcher with Phoenix for 9 years.

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Joe Hawbecker

Joe is a newer addition to the dispatch team. He has successfully adapted and applied the skills he learned in the military for our sales and organizational needs.

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Human Resources

Cynthia Upshaw

Cynthia brings over 10 years of comprehensive Human Resources experience to the Phoenix Crane family. She ensures all of our t's are crossed and our i's are dotted.

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Gay Alston

Gay brings over 25 years of administrative experience and a lifetime of customer service skills to our main phone line. She has a pleasant greeting that will brighten anyone's day!

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Accounts Payable

Melanie Buffington

Melanie has been the company's bookkeeper for over 20 years. She enjoys the challenge of her job, but mostly, the people she works with from day to day.

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Accounts Receivable

Ann Nichols

Ann has managed our customer accounts for over 10 years. She enjoys the camaraderie of the office and is dedicated to her job and to the success of the company.

Our No Solicitation Policy: 

We appreciate your interest in learning more about our company and our core team.  However, we have experienced a higher than usual call volume from sales persons and wish to keep our lines free for our customers and contractors as we grow.  Please refrain from sales calls if we do not already have an account with your company.  We will remain friendly, but your call will be sent to voicemail.