Industrial Maintenance & Service Corp. was founded in 1977. IMS has been in the crane, rigging, and hauling services for 40 years. Over the years we have expanded to include machinery moving, specialized hauling, and crating and export packaging.
IMS currently operates with twenty-five field employees and six office employees. Over time, IMS has adapted to the changing needs of our industry. We have added the necessary materials and technology to stay competitive for our customers as well as with competitors.
Response time coupled with the mentality to get the job done has earned us allegiance with our Richmond customers as well as clients along the east coast. Dealing with IMS means customers are confident that we can and will do a good job when called upon.
Current fleet equipment includes crane service from six tons to seventy tons, specialized hauling with eight tractors, seven tilt-bed rollback trucks three hydraulic trailers, seven tie-down van trailers, forklifts ranging from 4000# to 21500#, and six rigging trucks equipped with necessary tooling for many different applications.
John P. Bierowski -- President
John's experience in the hauling, rigging, and millwright service field extends over 4 decades. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Richmond which he received in 1970. He was co-founder of Industrial Maintenance & Service in 1977 and became president of the company in 2005. His fierce loyalty to his employees and clientele along with his seasoned experience make him a valued leader in the company.
Jonathan P. Bierowski -- Vice President
Jonathan grew up around the business and worked summers for his dad, John. He later followed his dad's example and pursued a degree in Economics. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney in 1999 and immediately started working full-time in the office at IMS. Under the training of his dad, Jonathan helped run dispatch and operations for the company. As of 2005 he holds the position of Vice-president. He is a visionary leader for IMS as it adapts to the changing needs of the industry.
Lance Berbert -- Sales Manager
Lance served our country as a marine on the front lines after he graduated from high school. Later, he used his business skills from his years at Virginia Commonwealth University to manage and supervise workers in the piping and rigging fields. Lance joined the IMS family in 2005 with almost 10 years experience in the crane & rigging business. Lance contributes a positive energy to IMS and pursues potential clients with enthusiasm and knowledge of a customer's needs.
Dave Grubbs -- Sales/Safety Director
Dave has been in the crane and rigging service for the past 4 decades. He was employed as a crane operator and truck driver over that period of time. He has been at IMS for 25 years and has operated cranes, trucks, dispatched, and is currently concentrated in sales and safety management. Dave's wealth of hands on field experience has proven invaluable as far as servicing the needs within our industry.
Joe Upshaw -- Assistant Operations Manager
Joe joined IMS in September 2015 in our dispatch office. He brings enthusiasm and organization in his role as assistant operations manager. With many years in the service industry, Joe understands the importance of maintaining customer relationships and providing loyal, reliable service on the job
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Here is what our clients are saying:
All of you work so well together and pulled off a couple of incredible moves with less than an inch all around thru two doorways. I was completely impressed and look forward to working with IMS in the future. Please let your guys know what a fantastic job they all did.
– Tim, August 2018
I just wanted to send a quick note to express my satisfaction with the recent equipment installations that were handled by your company. Your guys were prompt, professional, and went out of their way to ensure equipment was set right the first time. I look forward to working with IMS in the future.
– Daniel, August 2017
I would like to take a minute of your time to let you know that I am very impressed by the skills and work ethic of the 4 men you sent to help on the installation of new lines here at our facility. I have done this kind of work for over 35 years and I can say that these men are 4 of the best people I ever worked with. I would always recommend them to do any heavy duty lifting and installations.
– Satisfied Customer, September 2014
Everything went very smooth on the search trip in Richmond. From the time I got there and went inside the offices, the people at IMS were friendly and helpful. The guys in the yard were very cooperative and willing to do whatever necessary to assist in getting the search completed. Thanks again for the support and please pass my thanks on to the rest of the guys in the yard. They stayed in good spirits even through the rain we had.
– Satisfied Customer, February 2015
I can't say enough about how much your IMS team worked hard and how much our team appreciated your efforts. We thank you all so much and can't wait to find another opportunity to work with you guys in the near future. Our primary expert has been doing this work for many years and requested that if we ever do another job like this in Virginia that we use the IMS team again. I can say it was my first experience with the IMS team I could not imagine working with anyone else in the future.
– Satisfied Customer, February 2015
Your IMS truck just arrived at our delivery site. WOW - where's my EASY button? Just wanted to thank everyone for the very quick work.
I can't say enough about how well your team performed last Thursday night in getting a very important piece of our business moved in a short period of time. Steve and his guys were very professional in their approach and planning and it really showed in their execution. We were 1.5 hours behind schedule when we got to Steve's steps, his team performed flawlessly and when they were done moving the gear to RDE (IMS's part of the project) we were actually an hour ahead of schedule. They saved us 2.5 hours total and that turned out to be a huge deal in the overall project execution. I can tell you this without a doubt, when I move gear in the future, IMS WILL be my first choice for getting that type of work done. Even since the move, Steve has reached out to me to talk about how we could improve the process in the future and how IMS can further help me with server moves going forward. Great Job from IMS, especially Steve.
A big kudos to you and your staff for taking such good care of us on this goofy load. It's nice to know when things go south that there are folks out there like yourselves willing to help right the problem!
Industrial Maintenance and Service (IMS) has been a terrific partner to CTS Specialized Inc. (contractor for Iron Planet Auctions) for the last several years. They have been very accommodating to our storage and transportation needs and have been an extremely valuable asset to the growth of our business.
I would rate IMS more than OUTSTANDING!
– Carrie Dela Fuente
I would like to thank IMS for their support this weekend on DePaul Hopsital AHU #1 Replacement. The team that was there was nothing short of prompt, professional, accurate, flexible and overall a pleasure to work with. I would like to express my total apppreciation for the performance of Mike, Adam, Cameron, Calvin and Gator. It is not often in a short time I can remember the names of an entire crew but your folks made such an impression that I did. I look forward to using the services of IMS in the future. Our target of having AHU #1 on line on Sunday did happen actually 1 day ahead of projected schedule thanks in part to your folks being a part of the team. Once again JOB WELL DONE and thanks.
I just wanted to thank you again for everything. In went so well!!! We could not be more pleased. I really appreciate you guys letting me transport the spreader bars. It saved me a boat load of cash that I did not have budgeted. Is it okay to give you guys referrals, via facebook? I hope we will be in touch soon. I would love to sell another one!
You and your drivers made it painless for us to ship and we appreciate your fine service.
Please extend my thanks to your guys for a job well done. It was a pleasure to work with such talented professionals.
You are most welcome for the business, and thanks to YOU and your drivers for the help. You folks really came through when we needed you, and I appreciate that. Your drivers are good ambassadors of your business, and they do a good job for me
– Chris Peterson