About Us

ABOUT US

Let's get familiar.

Our History

Atlantic Crane Inspection Services was founded February 14, 1997 by Clarence and William Hottenstein. The brothers saw a need in the crane industry for crane inspections performed by former operators and mechanics with experience in the crane and construction industry.

When the brothers found the workload to be greater than the two could handle, they hired several consultants to help with the inspections. They also started a training department, which would supply crane operators with NCCCO certifications that not only improves skills, but also helps the operator provide a safe jobsite environment.

As the crane inspection industry grew so did ACIS. William took over the reins of the training department and developed programs for the NCCCO certification training of operators. Clarence was in charge of training and updating inspectors. In 2008, Clarence’s grandson Matt joined ACIS as an inspector & trainer, and in 2017 Matt was named as C.O.O. of Atlantic Crane.

Why Choose ACIS

No Job Too Big or
Too Small

ACIS has acquired contracts with the government, military, and private companies throughout the U.S, Canada, and the Caribbean. Based in Philadelphia, ACIS covers the northeast corridor anywhere from Boston to Baltimore on any given day and is available for inspections all over the US and Caribbean for everything for anything as small as a chain hoists or rigging equipment to as large & complex as tower cranes along with everything in between.

Our Employees Are
Our Family

Employing former operators, veterans, and more, ACIS has 9 inspectors, 6 instructors, and an engineer with a master’s degree in structural engineering.

This has allowed diversification to other inspection venues such as dielectric testing, load testing, and rigging gear inspections and certifications.

Expertise in NCCCO
Certification Training

Atlantic Crane Inspection Services endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and provides training to prepare candidates for the NCCCO examinations.