The History of McAdoo's Towing and Crane


How it all started…

McAdoo’s Towing & Crane Service has been family owned and operated since 1965.  In 1965, Bill McAdoo opened McAdoo’s Auto Wrecking with the intent of eventually incorporating tow trucks into the business.

In the early 1980’s, the family opened McAdoo’s Sunoco Service Center at exit 1 in West Alexander, PA where the family was able to increase the line of tow trucks into the business. The Sunoco station was closed in the early 1990’s and concentrated on the towing and auto wrecking business exclusively.  While building upon that portion of the business, we incorporated cranes into the towing line as well. The salvage yard still exists today, but is not currently functioning as we crushed it out in 2012. Only a small portion of cars / trucks remain there to date, but will ultimately remain as a portion of the business.


…And where we ended up!

Today, we are a third generation of towing employees.  We currently serve a vast majority of the businesses and industries from light to heavy duty jobs.  We are highly specialized in the oil and gas industries as we do all facets of hauling, towing, recovery, and crane services within those industries.

McAdoo’s strives to provide good, quality service while treating our customers honestly and fairly, just like we would want to be treated.  We have two locations- West Alexander PA and Claysville PA.  McAdoo’s has light duty, medium duty and heavy-duty tow trucks and wreckers.  We also have 2 40-ton cranes, a 50-ton crane, 2 60-ton cranes, 2 100-ton cranes, a 165-ton crane. We have link belt cranes, grove cranes, and a national crane.  Our crane operators are NCCCO trained and certified (National Commission Certification of Crane Operators) and licensed. We also have NCCCO trained and certified riggers.  We provide towing and crane service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  In addition, McAdoo’s provides hauling services such as equipment, graders, dozers and machinery.  Our motto is “Our Business Is Picking Up!”

  • West Alexander Location

    467 Old National Pike
    West Alexander, Pennsylvania 15376

    Phone: (724) 484-7300
    Fax: (724) 484-7399

    Office Hours:
    Mon - Sat: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    24 Hour Towing and Crane Service
  • Claysville Location

    1225 Route 40 West
    PO Box 476
    Claysville, PA 15323

    Phone: (724) 663-5141
    Fax: (724) 484-7399

    Office Hours:
    Mon - Sat: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    24 Hour Towing and Crane Service
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