When Jim Bragg bought his first crane in 1946, he could not have imagined where his company would be today. Still a family-run business, Bragg Companies has grown into one of the largest integrated service companies in the construction industry.
Our Mission & Values
We are one of the country’s leading Crane, Rigging, and Heavy Haul companies, but when it comes down to it, our work is about people. Our success as a business hinges on the hard-work and commitment of our employees and the rich relationships we have built with our customers. Since our founding, this has been our focus and it has brought us to incredible places. We look forward to seeing where this focus will lead us to next.
We've always said:
it's about people.
Expansion East to Florida
Due to an increase in work at amusement parks and space facilities, Bragg Crane and Rigging opened an office in Merritt Island, Florida.
Bragg Companies Celebrates Our 75th Anniversary!
In 2021, Bragg Companies celebrates the achievement of 75 years in business! What started as one crane in the Signal Hill oil fields has grown into a national company boasting expertise across industries!
Founded in 1946 with Just One Crane
Jim Bragg started Bragg Crane Service with just one crane in the Signal Hill oil fields.
Move to Long Beach
Through an acquisition, Bragg Heavy Transport was established and Bragg Companies was moved from the original Signal Hill location to Long Beach.
Bragg Crane & Rigging
Bragg’s third core division was established: Bragg Crane & Rigging.
Bay Area Expansion
Bragg Crane Service acquires Bay Cities Crane & Rigging and expands north to their Richmond, CA location in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Current Headquarters Established
Bragg moved directly across Paramount Boulevard and formally established the Bragg Companies Headquarters we still use today. The former location is home to our Coastline Equipment headquarters and Long Beach dealership.
Growth in the Central Valley
The acquisition of Triple R Heavy Haul leads to the establishment of our Stockton Branch, including moving our BCS Sacramento branch to be under the same roof.