About Illini

World Class excellence in Providing
Mobile Elevated Work Platforms & Material Handling Equipment


Founded in early 1993, Illini Hi-Reach was formed on one basic principle – to provide the safest and most productive Mobile Elevated Work Platforms and material handling equipment available in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Our mission of complete 100% customer satisfaction is a responsibility our company is proud to pursue and fulfill each and every day. The Illini management and employee team welcomes this challenge and is dedicated to anticipating and meeting our customer’s needs. We are pleased to state that a great deal of our success results from a combination of our positive ‘can do’ attitude and our experienced team of dedicated personnel.


Now celebrating our 25th anniversary in business, Illini Hi-Reach’s rental fleet includes the latest and most modern equipment from JLG. Illini has also aggressively expanded its parts and service departments to better serve our ever-growing customer base, never forgetting our commitment to customer satisfaction.

Major Projects


Illini Hi-Reach has successfully supplied equipment on many major area projects. These large projects, as well as numerous smaller ones, demand excellent equipment, experienced management, and prompt service support. Illini Hi-Reach has been a key vendor on the following major Chicagoland projects:

  • Exterior refurbishing of McCormick Place (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Demolition and reconstruction of the #2 Coke Battery/Bethlehem Steel (Burns Harbor)
  • Re-line the #3 Blast Furnace/Bethlehem Steel (Burns Harbor)
  • Re-line the #7 Blast Furnace/USX (Gary, Indiana)
  • Major addition to Ford Motors (Lansing, Illinois)
  • Reconstruction of major sections and bridges for I-294, I-55, I-290, I-80, and I-57
  • Construction of Trump and Majestic Star Riverboat Casino (Gary, Indiana)
  • Praxair Plant Expansion (East Chicago, Indiana)
  • Refurbishing of Ryan Stadium and Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois)
  • Repair of Lower Michigan Avenue (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Millennium Park (Chicago, Illinois)
  • I-355 expansion and western suburbs I-80/94 expansion (Dan Ryan Expressway, Chicago, Illinois)
  • McCormick Place West Addition (Chicago, Illinois)

Partners & Affiliations

Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association
American Rental Association
Rental Equipment Register
For Construction Pros
Equipment World

Illini Hi-Reach Community Outreach


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