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Vano Crane and Equipment Services Company, LLC provides on-site crane, generator and heavy equipment inspection, maintenance, repair, service and training. Our commitment to our clients extends beyond our core values of safety, honesty, quality and reliability.  We have leveraged technology to streamline operations and enhance field access to records.


Our team:

Kathy Van Ouwerkerk Phillips, President - 18 year Fortune 200 sales consultant with extensive experience in risk management and management of multi-million dollar corporate accounts.

Jeff Phillips, General Manager - former Department of Defense e-commerce expert with 20 years’ experience in Information Technology and proud U. S. Army veteran.

Blaise Plant, Field Service Manager - Master Manitowoc Mechanic with 22 years experience in cranes and heavy equipment repair.  Blaise is recognized world-wide for his expertise, his encyclopedic knowledge of OSHA/ANSI regulations and Manitowoc specifications and his integrity.

Anita Van Ouwerkerk, Educational Consultant - Master of Education, past President of Texas College Reading and Learning Association with more than 20 years experience in adult education. Anita has a proven history of developing programs that enhance students' retention of the subject matter and prepare them for long term success.

 Our key differentiators are:

  • Client driven communication options - clients select who receives electronic job status updates.
  • Safety – Job safety analysis is completed on site, on-line - with an integrated client approval process.           
  • Technicians electronically update service records from the field, for real-time status updates.
  • Contracted clients enjoy on-line access to job status, inspections, records and training history.
  • Streamlined, paper-free process for estimates and invoices with client equipment and purchase order numbers for efficient financial management.
  • Our educational consultant ensures that training material is presented to enhance candidates’ and trainees’ retention.
  • We are a woman owned small business, in the process of seeking WBEA certification. 
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