Illini Hi-Reach is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018, president and CEO Larry Workman said. Founded in 1993, Illini has grown to be one of the most respected independent equipment rental companies in North America with five full service locations in the greater Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana, and has been an RER 100 rental company for the past 10 years.

Illini’s ever expanding rental fleet features JLG aerial work platforms and telehandlers and has been a key supplier of rental equipment to many major construction and industrial projects in southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois and north-central Indiana over the past 25 years. In addition to providing rental, Illini has experienced explosive growth in its parts and service department, serving customers locally and internationally.

In 2018, Illini became an employee owned company (ESOP), further enhancing its continued long-term growth and customer support throughout its marketplace.

“We are so very pleased to have achieved this milestone of consistent growth and success at Illini,” said Workman. “Our employees’ hard work and dedication over the past 25 years has resulted in Illini being a highly respected and vibrant company that is 100 percent committed to our customers’ maximum satisfaction and productivity.

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Illini Hi-Reach is No. 95 on the RER 100. The company is headquartered in Crown Point, Ind.