WHO WE ARE                    HISTORY                       MISSION                       VALUES                        SAFETY                        QUALITY                     AWARDS                   CAREERS

Who we are.

An industry leader, Burkhalter provides complete solutions in engineered heavy lifting, rigging, and transport for petrochemical, power, civil, and marine industries around the world. With locations in Columbus, Mississippi, and Houston, Texas, and sales offices located throughout the U.S., we are proud to serve the petrochemical, power, civil, and offshore and marine industries throughout North and South America.

Our history.

In 1973, Mr. Leon Burkhalter, along with a partner, founded Crane Service, Inc. in Columbus, Mississippi. He was joined by his son Delynn in 1975, and the partner was bought out. Together they laid the foundations for growth. In 1984, the company began doing business as Burkhalter Rigging, Inc., while expanding into specialized rigging and transportation services. Later, Delynn grew the company into a national and international engineered heavy lift, rigging and super heavy transport entity. Today, Burkhalter is a third generation family company, led by Delynn and his son, Brooke, with depot yards in Columbus and Houston, Texas, including sales offices throughout the U.S., and a reach throughout North and South America.

Our mission.

To apply our broad array of talents and resources to exceed the needs of our customers, offering the highest level of service and excellence to the mutual benefit of both customer and company.

Our values.


We conduct all facets of our business with integrity and honesty.


We practice a “One Time Right” philosophy of safety and project execution.


We treat customers the way we would want to be treated, with the respect and attention they deserve.


We continually seek to develop and implement the best practices in safety, operations, marketing, and finance.

Knowledge & Innovation

We share ideas and promote a teaching and learning atmosphere with our colleagues and coworkers. We relentlessly pursue and encourage education and instruction for everyone at Burkhalter.

Profitable Growth

Through continually satisfying customers, we will enable ourselves to further serve them through achieving long term profitability and growth.



“One Time Right”


From every aspect of every project, from planning to execution, safety is at our number one priority, obvious by our current EMR of 0.62.

We practice a “One Time Right” philosophy with every project, taking the time to carefully study and plan every detail before execution in order to achieve safe and reliable results.

Utilizing both internal and industry- specific standards in conjunction with our ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System, Burkhalter certifies that all its personnel are fully trained and competent in all aspects of our operations.

Burkhalter is a recipient of the Associated Builders and Contractors prestigious STEP Platinum Safety award, the SC&RA Crane & Rigging Safety Award, and the SC&RA Zero Accidents Award.


All Burkhalter projects are procedurally designed, planned, and executed by a team of engineers, superintendents, and project managers, in accordance with Burkhalter’s ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assured Company Accreditation.

Awards and accomplishments.

2017 Crane & Rigging Safety Award
2016 Crane & Rigging Safety Award
2016 Zero Accidents Award
2012 Rigging Job of the Year
2012 Hauling Job of the Year
2002 Rigging Job of the Year
2000 Hauling Job of the Year
ABC STEP Platinum Safety Award (16 Years)

Work with us.

At Burkhalter, our people are our foundation. We pride ourselves on providing a challenging, dynamic work environment for career growth opportunities and believe in offering performance and results-based compensation packages that rival the best in the industry.