About Us

We’re a Local, Family-Owned Company That Provide Reliable Crane Hire to the Coffs Harbour Region and Mid North Coast

Coffs City Cranes is a family owned and operated business located in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. As our name suggests, we’re Coffs Harbour born and bred, and have been serving the same local community we began in for over 20 years. Our founders and owners, Phillip and Jenny Makinson, established Coffs City Cranes in 1999 after previously running two other crane hire businesses for over 15 years!

We provide crane hire services to both smaller local builders and large Tier One construction companies. Our entire fleet of machinery is modern and top of the line and our safety record has been impeccable for over 15 years now. When you work with Coffs City Cranes, you’ll receive a level of expertise, dedication, and peace of mind that’s hard to find anywhere else.

What We Believe In

At Coffs City Cranes, we aim to always demonstrate our team values in our work. Here are some of the ways in which we demonstrate our dedication to what we believe in.

Customer and Community Focus

When you hire us, we’ll help you develop and execute the right lifting solutions with a focus on safety, productivity, efficiency, and customer service. We also liaise with current customers on a regular basis to check they are getting the highest quality and service from our products and employees. As a local business, good word of mouth from our customers to other companies, suppliers, family, and friends is really the greatest type of advertising around.

Team with slew crane fleet

Adaptability

We’ve always greatly valued our employees who’ve assisted in the success of our company. Their loyalty, honesty, and patience never goes unrecognised by us.

Team wearing hard hats

Recognition

We believe in the importance of generational changes and implementation. We encourage change within our workplace to keep up with the latest technology, regulations, industry trends, and standards.

80T Grove slew crane

Positivity and Understanding

We feel that the local knowledge, experience, and positive attitudes from our team, towards the industry and working environments assists with the success of our business.

110T Tadano slew crane
Staff leaning on slew crane hook

What We Aim to Achieve

In our long-term work, Coffs City Cranes will always endeavour to:


  • Continually Grow Our Family Owned and Operated Business
  • Ensure Our Customers Are Satisfied With Our Work

  • Maintain and Utilise Other Local Businesses for the Benefit of the Community

  • Provide Opportunities for Growth, Knowledge, and Personal Development to Each of Our Loyal and Professional Employees.

  • Continue to Achieve Accident-Free Workplaces

  • Be Open and Honest in Our Relationships and Communications With Employees, Customers, Suppliers, and Consistently Deliver on Commitments.

  • Regularly Service and Maintain Our Cranes and Equipment for the Safety of Everyone and to Ensure That Projects Remain on Track Without Interruptions.

Our companion company called Coffs City Transport is dedicated to servicing long-term and short-term haulage projects across Australia. Using our diverse range of trucks and trailers in our fleet, we can safely transport all types of bulk material. Our experienced transport supervisor Darrin is dedicated to ensuring our talented operators provide customers with on-time delivery and affordable solutions no matter where they're located.

Coffs City Transport

Kenworth Prime Mover

If You Need Crane Hire Services in Coffs Harbour, Work With Coffs City Cranes Today.

Our Clients

Over the past two decades of providing crane hire services to civil construction projects in the Coffs Harbour region, we’ve been privileged to work with a variety of local and national companies including:

Ausco Modular

Ausco Modular

CPB Contractors

CPB Contractors

Boral

Boral

Coates Hire

Coates Hire

Kennards Hire

Kennards Hire

Visionstream

Visionstream

Veolia

Veolia

Brown and Hurley

Brown and Hurley

Fine Form Pre-Cast Solutions

Fine Form Pre-Cast Solutions

Haslin

Haslin

Aussie Wide Builders

Aussie Wide Builders

Stowe

Stowe

John Holland

John Holland

Harbour Arbor Tree Care

Harbour Arbor Tree Care

Essential Energy

Essential Energy

K&J Trucks

K&J Trucks

Allied Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Allied Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Lipman

Lipman

Haslin

Haslin

Faircloth Reynolds

Faircloth Reynolds

Stowe

Stowe

Ausco Modular

Ausco Modular

CPB Contractors

CPB Contractors

Boral

Boral

Coates Hire

Coates Hire

Kennards Hire

Kennards Hire

Visionstream

Visionstream

Veolia

Veolia

Brown and Hurley

Brown and Hurley

Fine Form Pre-Cast Solutions

Fine Form Pre-Cast Solutions

Haslin

Haslin

Aussie Wide Builders

Aussie Wide Builders

Stowe

Stowe

John Holland

John Holland

Harbour Arbor Tree Care

Harbour Arbor Tree Care

Essential Energy

Essential Energy

K&J Trucks

K&J Trucks

Allied Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Allied Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Faircloth Reynolds

Faircloth Reynolds

Faircloth Reynolds

Lipman

The success that Coffs City Cranes has achieved has only been possible with the continued dedication of our hard working and loyal staff. Learn more about them and what they do for the company here.

Our Team

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Position: Transport Supervisor
Time With Our Company: 3 years
Qualifications: WAH, DG, RB, MC

Darrin Mcgilvery

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Position: Dogman
Time With Our Company: 3 years

Douglas Collins

Position: Crane Operator
Time With Our Company: +10 years
Qualifications: DG, RA, SA, HR, CV, C6, FL, WP

Andy Foulkes

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Position: Dogman
Time With Our Company: 9.5 years
Qualifications: DG, FL

Garry Mclaughlin

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Position: Crane operator, rigger, tower crane operator
Time With Our Company: 2.5 years
Qualifications: DG, RB, RI, HR, CO, CT

Ivan Batista

Position Title: Operations Manager / Director
Time With Our Company: 10 years
Qualifications: DG, C6

Emma Makinson

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Position: Administration
Time With Our Company: 3 years
Qualifications: DG

Jamie Smith

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Position: Crane Opeator & Head Rigger
Time With Our Company: +9 years
Qualifications: WP, DG, RA, HC, C6, CO

Josh Cooper

Position: Crane Operator & rigger
Time With Our Company: 8 years
Qualifications: WP, DG, RB, HR, C6, CO 

 James Heap

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Position Title: Director (Founder)
Time With Company: +20 years
Qualifications: DG, PB, CO, RI, WP, CN, LF, C1

Phil Makinson

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Position: Crane operator & rigger
Time With Our Company: +10 years
Qualifications: WP, DG, RA, SA, HR, C6, HP, FL

Russel Hoyle

Position: Crane operator and rigger
Time With Our Company: 7 years
Qualifications: WP, DG, RI, MC, CO, FL

Mark Thompson

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Position: Operations Manager
Time With Our Company: 6 years
Qualifications: WP, DG, MC, C1, CO

Sam Smith

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Position Title: Administrative / Accounts Manager
Time With Company: 8 years
Qualifications: DG

Sandra Makinson

Position: Rigger   
Time With Our Company: 3 years
Qualifications: DG, RB, HR

Sam Russo

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Position: Crane operator
Time With Our Company: 9 years
Qualifications: WP, DG, RB, HR, C6, C0

Tony Hayes

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Position: Truck driver and dogman
Time With Our Company: 5 years
Qualifications: DG, MC, C6, FL

Tony Fuller

Position: Crane operator, rigger, and tower crane operator
Time With Our Company: 3 years
Qualifications: WP, WAH, DG, RB, MR, CO, CT, FL

Simon Edwards

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Position: Team Member
Time With Our Company: +10 years
Qualifications: DG, RA, SA, HR, CV, C6, FL, WP

Andy Foulkes

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Position: Transport Supervisor
Time With Our Company: 3 years
Qualifications: WAH, DG, RB, MC

Darrin Mcgilvery

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Position: Team Member
Time With Our Company: 3 years

Douglas Collins

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Position Title: Operations Manager/Director
Time With Our Company: 10 years
Qualifications: DG, C6

 Emma Makinson

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Position: Dogman
Time With Our Company: 9.5 years
Qualifications: DG, FL

Garry Mclaughlin

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Position: Crane operator, rigger, tower crane operator
Time With Our Company: 2.5 years
Qualifications: DG, RB, RI, HR, CO, CT

Ivan Batista

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Position: Works Supervisor
Time With Our Company: 8 years
Qualifications: WP, DG, RB, HR, C6, CO

James Heap

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Position: Team Member
Time With Our Company: 3 years
Qualifications: DG

Jamie Smith

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Position: Head Rigger
Time With Our Company: +9 years
Qualifications: WP, DG, RA, HC, C6, CO

Josh Cooper

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Position: Crane operator and rigger
Time With Our Company: 7 years
Qualifications: WP, DG, RI, MC, CO, FL

Mark Thompson

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Position Title: Director (Founder)
Time With Company: +20 years
Qualifications: DG, PB, CO, RI, WP, CN, LF, C1

Phil Makinson

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Position: Crane operator (up to 60T) and rigger
Time With Our Company: +10 years
Qualifications: WP, DG, RA, SA, HR, C6, HP, FL

Russel Hoyle

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Position: Team Member and Rigger    
Time With Our Company: 3 years
Qualifications: DG, RB, HR

Sam Russo

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Position: Operations Manager
Time With Our Company: 6 years
Qualifications: WP, DG, MC, C1, CO

Sam Smith

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Position Title: Administrative / Accounts Manager
Time With Company: 8 years
Qualifications: DG

Sandra Makinson

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Position: Crane operator, rigger, and tower crane operator
Time With Our Company: 3 years
Qualifications: WP, WAH, DG, RB, MR, CO, CT, FL

Simon Edwards

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Position: Crane operator
Time With Our Company: 9 years
Qualifications: WP, DG, RB, HR, C6, C0

Tony Hayes

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Position: Crane operator
Time With Our Company: 9 years
Qualifications: WP, DG, RB, HR, C6, C0

Position: Truck driver and dogman
Time With Our Company: 5 years
Qualifications: DG, MC, C6, FL

Tony Fuller

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