Scaffolding Sales to Comprehensive Scaffolding Services

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.

No matter if you are seeking scaffolding sales, rentals, design, or training, 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. Contact us today to get started on your next project!

1947 Foster St. Durham, NC

Who We Are

1990 Geer St., Durham, NC
Associated Scaffolding Company, Inc. Corporate Headquaters in Durham, NC


Originally named Associated Scaffolders and Equipment Co., the company was founded in Durham, NC in 1947 providing scaffolding and installation to contractors in Durham and the surrounding area.

In 1968, Gene Hawkins bought Associated Scaffolders and Equipment Co. and, with his son Tommy who he brought in to help run it, they created a growth-oriented company with a dedication to service and safety for their customers. The father-son team ran Associated Scaffolders and Equipment Co. until 1985, when Gene retired and Tommy became President. At that time, the company name was changed to Associated Scaffolding Co. Inc.

An Era of Growth and Expansion

Spurred on by the rapid growth in the Raleigh-Durham area, our company expanded to a 24,000 square foot building in Durham in 1990. With the additional space, we were able to increase inventory and selection to include swing stages to our scaffolding sales options. This was just the beginning of rapid growth for Associated Scaffolding, as over the next two decades, we opened five new locations across the Mid-Atlantic, serving all of North Carolina and much of South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and even Georgia.


Growing into a Full-Service Safety Equipment and Scaffolding Company

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. was able to expand its inventory once again in 2007. Our Durham branch moved to a 126,000 square foot warehouse which houses our corporate headquarters, distribution center and full service retail showroom. This gave us an exciting opportunity to offer a broad selection of safety equipment and PPE while providing fall protection services while expanding our sales services to include a new online sales department that provides nationwide shipping!

The Leader in Rental, Sales, Installation & Service Since 1947