A Decade of Success

In the realm of business, longevity often tells a tale of resilience, growth, and adaptability. As we celebrate nine years in business, Bigfoot Crane Company proudly reflects on a remarkable journey—a journey that has seen an annual growth rate of 20% since 2014.

This impressive growth is a result of our unwavering commitment to Legendary Service, including the diversification of our services, the recent investment in state-of-the-art Liebherr self-erecting cranes, and the launch of two innovative digital platforms this past year. These initiatives have been crucial in adapting to the evolving market landscape.

Tribute to the Pillars of Our Success: James Fujita and Trevor Anweiler

A special acknowledgement goes to James Fujita and Trevor Anweiler, Lead Technicians, and steadfast pillars of our company for their unwavering dedication over the past 18 years. Their contributions have been indispensable, forming an integral part of our success story.

Honouring Dedication and Legacy

This year, Bigfoot Crane Company bids farewell and extends heartfelt gratitude to two retirees who have left an indelible mark on our journey.

Gerry Wiebe: A Marketing Maestro

Gerry, a seasoned professional with two decades of experience, has played a pivotal role in various aspects of our organization, including marketing, product development, factory communications, coaching, and sales training. He is the creative genius behind our iconic logo and memorable branding.

Although officially retired, Gerry continues to contribute through consulting and mentoring, while channeling his passion for woodworking and property improvements at his cabin in Hope, BC. Gerry, your quirky personality, and innovative ideas will be greatly missed. We wish you all the best in your well-deserved retirement.

Jean Francois Davignon: Elevating Success

Over the course of a remarkable 25-year friendship, Francois has played a pivotal role in enhancing the skills of our technicians. His invaluable contribution extends beyond the technical realm, as he generously shares his expertise on elevators and serves as a mentor, guiding our team toward success.

In addition to his technical prowess, Francois has brought joy to our lives through his culinary delights and enthralling adventure stories. As a true legacy creator, his impact will endure, evident in every Bigfoot Crane Company hoist atop a building. We wish Francois a retirement filled with fulfillment and we are grateful for the enduring mark he leaves on our team and the industry as a whole.

Supporting the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau

Bigfoot remains committed to giving back to our communities. A big heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone on our team who contributed to the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau this year. Your collective efforts resulted in another successful campaign, combining employee contributions with Bigfoot matching, contributing to significant donations over the last four years. This generosity has and continues to sponsor families and seniors and provide hundreds of toys for children, helping to make it a memorable holiday season for all.

Special thanks to April Moyen, Stephanie Jacobsen, and all contributors for their dedication to this worthy cause.

2023 Recap: Navigating Challenges and Embracing Change

As we turn the page to a new year, let us reflect on a few key highlights of 2023:

Strengthening Our Team in the Face of Rapid Growth and Economic Challenges

In response to our unprecedented growth, we have strategically fortified our organizational structure by welcoming new managers, adept at navigating the challenges that accompany rapid expansion. This resilience was particularly evident in successfully weathering one of the fastest interest rate increases in history, a testament to our adaptive strategies.

Expanding Our Operational Capacity: A Major Milestone in Agassiz

Furthermore, we have expanded our operational footprint with the acquisition of 4,100 square feet of dedicated shop space in Agassiz, specifically earmarked for equipment repairs and maintenance. Notably, by the end of December, we accomplished a major milestone by completing the transition of our yard from Abbotsford to Agassiz, marking a significant step in our continual pursuit of operational excellence.

Introducing Innovative Digital Platforms for Enhanced Customer Experience

In our continual endeavour to innovate and provide exceptional services, we excitedly launched two new websites his past year – a dedicated training website and an online shop for wind safety devices.

Our training portal, Bigfoot Crane Academy, offers comprehensive courses, allowing clients to book and partake in specialized training programs at their convenience.

Concurrently, our online shop, Bigfoot Crane Shop, provides an accessible platform for purchasing top-quality wind safety devices, while also being poised to introduce additional products in the future. These digital ventures represent our commitment to leveraging technology for enhanced customer engagement and service delivery.

Bigfoot Crane Company Liebherr 81 K.1 Crane being lifted on a job site in Nanaimo

Expanding Our Liebherr Crane Fleet: A Significant Investment in Advanced Technology

A standout achievement in 2023 was our strategic investment in the latest Liebherr cranes, specifically the advanced Liebherr 81 K.1 and 125K self-erecting crane and Liebherr 125 EC-B 6 tower crane models. These state-of-the-art cranes represent the pinnacle of engineering excellence and efficiency.

This significant investment aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing innovative and high-quality solutions to our clients. It not only enhances our operational capabilities but also positions us at the forefront of technological advancements in our industry.

The integration of these brand-new machines into our fleet marks a significant step forward in our mission to deliver superior service. It underscores our resilience in adapting to the evolving demands of the construction sector.

A Heartfelt Thank You

In closing, Bigfoot Crane Company extends its deepest gratitude to everyone who contributed to our success over the past 9 years: customers, partners, vendors, and friends alike.
As we wrap up the year, we express our gratitude to each member of the Bigfoot Crane family. Your hard work, dedication, and resilience contribute to the ongoing success of Bigfoot Crane Company. Here is to another year of growth, achievement, and shared success.

Wishing everyone a great 2024!