From Helmet to Hardhat
George Holland: Founder and Owner of Skyhook Operators.
I got into this business back in 2008, while I was enlisted in the United States Army. My Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) was a heavy equipment operating engineer. I was assigned to 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, TX where I served two tours in Iraq during (OIF) Operation Iraqi Freedom between 2008-2009 and 2010-2011.
During my time enlisted I was very fortunate to be assigned at the time only 1 of 4 up armored 50(Ton) Terex truck cranes in the entire Army. After spending many hours in the seat, I found my calling. From that moment on, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life post military.
At 24 years young I was determined to pursue a career crane operating in the real world. I obtained a CDL drivers license and NCCCO certification to get started on my journey. The first company I worked for as a civilian was in Oklahoma City, OK. I worked in crane rental, operating similar cranes I used in the military. Since then, I have traveled and worked in Kansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, California and last but not least, Texas!
Throughout this time period I have obtained multiple certifications for various types of cranes and also rigging and signalman. I have received an extensive amount of safety training from the east to west coast, including OSHA training. To recap, I've been operating hydraulic, lattice boom, and tower cranes for over 13 years in 2 different countries, 6 different states and have enjoyed every minute of it.
"If you do what you love,
you'll never work a day in your life"
Skyhook Operators is my next journey in life. I have started this LLC to provide experienced operators to general contractors throughout the gulf coast region in the commercial industry. Skyhook Ops will provide only seasoned operators with over 5 years experience in the industry. With proven operators available for hire throughout the gulf coast, your job will be safe with any of our operators in the seat.
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