What’s Local Got To Do With It?

The answer is, everything! From the COO to the DIY weekend warrior, we are all consumers with power in how we direct our spending for the greater good of our local economy. 

Source: Independent We Stand

Allan Haynsworth and Atlantic Lift Systems are invested in the greater community by practicing excellence in environmental industry standards and sustainable development, industry memberships, sponsorships, affiliations and through charitable community outreach.  

Your purchase decision matters for your business, for our business, and for greater Virginia.  

Local Roots

Our company roots in Virginia date back to 1965. Today, as a family owned business, this local legacy is what elevates the Atlantic Lift Systems’ client experience.

As a small, privately owned company, more than fifty years of hard-earned longevity in the equipment rentals industry demonstrates commitment to excellence.   

We take pride in our investment to help grow and build our community as part of our core values. Everything we do is rooted in serving people, industry, safety, the environment, and the greater good of our towns.

We hire local folks, the best in sales in sales and service, who share in our ethic for delivering unparalleled custom solutions, that support client profitability and productivity.

Core Values

Uncompromised safety is at the heart of every business decision and protocol we employ. In fact, you could say we set the local standard in training. Our comprehensive Operator Training & Safety Programs offer instruction and employer certification to industry member companies throughout the region, to keep people safe, minimize risk, meet ANSI standards, and meet or exceed OSHA standards. 

When it comes to rentals, our fleet contains only the best in class equipment, with the best performance and support infrastructure. JLG is one of our preferred brands, selected for their world-class excellence in quality. 


The relationships we cultivate are not just about serving our company, but more about facilitating the strategic partnerships that best serve our business, our customers and our industry.

As an OEM certified parts and repair specialist, we have extraordinary local capability in the timely access to quality parts, in-house service, and parts procurement, providing local fleet maintenance services to meet the needs of the regional industry.

Our Service and Road Technicians are all factory trained and ASE certified to preform maintenance and inspections on location at one of our service centers, at your job site, or elsewhere in the field. 

Boots On The Ground 

With branch locations in Norfolk and Richmond, our people are local, nearby, personally accessible, and ready to serve you. 

Our primary areas of service include Richmond and surrounding areas, Courtland, Eastern Shore, Elizabeth City (South Mills & Outer Banks), Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk, Surry, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Williamsburg, Windsor and surrounding cities. We also service the Virginia International Terminals, Inc. (VIT), NAVFAC and DOD.

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