Superior began as a small-scale rigging and trucking company in Atlanta, GA.
In the first year of business, Superior began hoisting Rich’s tree atop Rich’s in Atlanta.
Company splits between Mr. Horne and Mr. Black. Mr. Horne takes the reigns and begins expanding Superior’s scope of work.
Kraft Foods crane and rigging job in Decatur, GA.
Georgia Power Project, now known as Georgia Pacific, in downtown Atlanta.
Charlie Lewis moved to Atlanta and took a 4-hour job with Superior out of the union hall.
Benny Tumbleston joins Superior as a Sales & Estimating Rep for the crane, rigging and steel department.
Charlie Lewis moved into the Rigging Department office.
Benny Tumbleston promoted to VP and General Manager.
Herschel Lynch took a one-day journeyman ironworker job with Superior. He didn’t know this would be the start of a very successful thirty-five-year career with Superior.
Mr. Horne passes away. He asked his wife to find a group of seasoned Superior employees to carry out his vision of a family-oriented business. Ms. Horne gives Benny Tumbleston, Charlie Lewis, Dick Doughty and Tom Peterson the chance to buy Superior and they do.
Major Apparel Mart project begins. Superior added 7 floors to the Apparel Mart building in downtown Atlanta. Benny estimated the job and Hershel was the superintendent.
Patrick Lewis joins Superior as a union millwright.
C&S Bank Jack-Down
Superior completed the C&S Bank Jack-Down which was a complex demolition in downtown Atlanta.
Superior completed the structural steel for the construction of the Georgia Dome.
Dick Doughty retires. Patrick Lewis moves into the office in sales roll.
Summer Olympics Project
Superior constructed the Olympic bridge, assisted with structural steel in the stadium and completed many miscellaneous projects around the city of Atlanta for the 1996 Olympics.
The Hulk was installed at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. This was the first ride at Universal and Superior's first roller coaster installation. Herchel was the superintendent and Patrick was the salesman. It was one of Patrick's first major jobs as a salesman.
Benny and Charlie retired. Patrick Lewis and Herschel Lynch take ownership of Superior.
The beginning of a new era as the company renovated and relocated its offices.
Macy's Christmas Tree
This was the last year Atlanta's famous Christmas tree tradition was named Rich's Tree. It was changed to Macy's Tree and Superior to this day hoists it atop Lenox Square Mall.
The Kia Plant was Superior's largest steel job to date at the time.
Over 9,400,000 pounds of steel were made to complete this 875,00 square feet project. Superior handled all steel erection.
JetBlue Park at Fenway South
A 50,000 square-foot training center built upon 120 acres with a 12,000-seat stadium.
Pandora - The World of Avatar
Disneyworld - Steel Erection
New office in Florida was founded.
Mercedes Benz Stadium
Mercedes Benz Stadium began construction in 2014 and was completed in 2017. Superior handled the steel erection and completed many rigging jobs during construction, including the famous Falcon in front of the stadium.
Major Crane and equipment fleet expanded.
Velocicoaster at Universal
Camping World Stadium
SRE served as the rigging and steel erection partner for Barton Malow, general contractor, on the reconstruction of Camping World Stadium.
Florida Can Manufacturing
In February 2022, Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. successfully completed the installation of the equipment line, conveyors and structural steel platform installation for Roeslein & Associates new 304,000 SF aluminum can manufacturing and warehouse facility.
Superior celebrated their 70th Anniversary. Current and past employees joined together at Mercedes Benz Stadium to celebrate the long, successful history of Superior and got to hear from Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban as the guest speaker.
Schedule a call with our experts