The Walsh Group currently owns and operates an equipment fleet ranging from skid steers to barge-mounted crawler cranes. The replacement value of the equipment measures approximately $400 million. Both subsidiaries, Walsh Construction and Archer Western Contractors, share common resources amongst all capital equipment. The company’s philosophy has always been and will continue to be, whenever possible, to build projects with our employees and to utilize our own equipment. This approach has empowered our management teams to maximize control of their jobsites by providing the ability to complete their projects in a time frame desirable to our owners.
Supporting the fleet from South Chicago is a state-of-the-art maintenance facility committed to “No Down Time”. This 75,000 SF facility is located on a 66 acre site with water access to the Chicago River. A tractor / lowboy trailer fleet is also dispatched from this location and capable of moving our equipment nationwide, from region to region, project to project. The following is a sample of the fleet’s asset category mix: tower cranes, crawler cranes, RT cranes, bulldozers, backhoes, concrete paving equipment, caisson drilling equipment, concrete plants, wheel loaders, articulated haulers, motor graders, concrete pumps, construction elevators, and pile driving equipment. The company employs a competent, lean staff of both management and mechanic personnel chartered to service the equipment needs across the entire Walsh Group, coast to coast.
The decision to employ such a large amount of financial resources towards our fleet is a strategic, capital-intensive investment ultimately meant to better serve the schedule demands of our owners, while maximizing the value-added in providing the most reliable, cost effective equipment solution possible.