Dangelo’s Custom Built manufacturing LLC. Specializies in Heavy Duty towing and recovery equipment. From our newly designed 15 Ton wrecker to our massive 80 Ton Rotating wrecker we have the perfect addition to your heavy duty fleet.
Founded in 2006, by Derek Dangelo, Dangelo’s Custom Built prides itself on American craftsmanship. Based in a former semiconductor plant in Kane, Pennsylvania, we are happy to support our local economy by adding industrial jobs to our small town community.
Derek grew up in Kane, PA and started his first business there in 1978. Dangelos Auto body and towing grew from a small shop started in a small garage to a bustling business offering full body repair and restoration as well as light and heavy duty towing and recovery. Over the years different heavy recovery equipment was used starting off with an old Holmes 600. In 1990 Derek built his first heavy wrecker for use in his business. He found this experience to be rewarding to actually manufacture and operate a truck that he built and after many requests from others to build them a truck he decided to start manufacturing Custom Built Wreckers. In 2011 the demand for wreckers was large enough that the decision was made to close the Body shop and towing division and just focus on building heavy wreckers.
Custom Built– its not just our name its part of our philosophy. We offer trucks that can be custom built just for you. Not just a cookie cutter version that is easier and more cost effective for us to produce, but a truck that works for you and your specific needs. In most cases the core towing apparatus, the boom and/or under reach, typically stay the same but the wheel base, suspension, and tool box layout are all open to be modified to your liking. In some cases our customers require a shorter wheel base truck to be more maneuverable or have a certain suspension they would like to use due to their specific road conditions. All of these options can be specified by you and we will go to work building the truck that fits your needs. If you would rather not be bothered by the specifics of the build process we can spec the unit out for you as well.
Quality– Since we hand craft the pieces of our Custom Built Wreckers at our plant we are able to assure you the highest quality. We source our steel and aluminum from foundries across America. We work with our suppliers to be sure only the best products are used when building your wrecker. Our products are sourced from companies you have come to know like Ramsey Winch, Bailey Hydraulics, Dalton Hydraulics, Bucher valves, and B/A Products to name a few. Each weld is done by some of the best welders western PA has to offer.
Equipment– Purchasing a new heavy wrecker could be the largest purchase you or your business has ever made. We want you to get a great product for a great value. Since our goal is to keep each unit simple we are able to keep costs down in the manufacturing and engineering departments. Instead of spending time trying to re-engineer a specific part to make it our own specialized part we choose to use parts that exceed our specifications and are readily available. This will also help you control costs in the future while doing routine maintenance or repairs.
You can expect personal service from the whole team at Dangelos Custom Built Manufacting. The family atmosphere will make you feel at home. Derek is always avaliable to talk with and meets customers at the plant for tours and to deliver trucks at all kinds of hours. Final assembly of all of our trucks is handled by Derek’s son Nick who ensures the family name is up held on the finish product.
If you would like to get some more information on our trucks and join the Custom Built Family please feel free to give us a call at 800 540 515 or check us out on facebook @ Dangelos Custom Built Mfg LLC. We will also have a new detailed website to view very soon at www.custombuiltmfg.com.