Associated Scaffolding Company, Inc.
Associated Scaffolding Company, Inc., is a full-service scaffold company providing rentals, sales and installation since 1947. We offer customers high quality access equipment that meets or exceeds OSHA requirements. As a family owned company we are safety oriented and consider each of our employees as part of the family. We provide dependable services and reliable equipment, backed by an experienced management team, installation division and sales force.
Humble Beginnings, Bright Future
Originally named Associated Scaffolders and Equipment Co., the company opened in Durham, NC in 1947 providing scaffolding and installation to contractors in the local area.
In 1968 Gene Hawkins bought the company and ran it with his son Tommy, until Gene's retirement in 1985. At that time, Tommy Hawkins became President of the company and changed the name to Associated Scaffolding Co. Inc. Tommy brought in his brother-in-law, Rick DeMent, who would later become Vice President of the company.
With the growth in the Raleigh-Durham area, the company expanded in 1990 to a larger 24,000 sq. ft. building in Durham, NC. This allowed the company to increase it's inventory to include swing stages.
The company would continue to grow, opening 5 additional location in the Southeast:
- Greensboro, NC (1998)
- Columbia, SC (2001)
- Richmond, VA (2003)
- Knoxville, TN (2009)
- Raleigh, NC (2010)
The 21st century brought a third generation of Hawkins to the company with the addition of Tommy's two sons, Jeff and Brian. During this time of great success, Associated Scaffolding Company Inc. expanded its product lines to include fall protection and safety equipment, featuring a new online sales department.
In 2007 the Durham branch moved to a 126,000 sq. ft. warehouse which houses the corporate headquarters, distribution center and full service retail showroom.
From four employees, two vehicles, and a very humble store front, to 6 branches, 150 employees, and 100+ vehicles, Associated Scaffolding Company Inc. has grown into the leader in access equipment in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. If you need simple frame and brace scaffolding or a complex, suspended platform, Associated Scaffolding has the expertise and large inventory needed to solve any access challenge you might have with skilled, trained professionals focused on your safety.
Associated Scaffolding provides solutions for all scaffolding needs in NC, SC, VA, TN and nationally.