For nearly 70 years, Sterling has delivered innovation that matters to our customers, with expert customer service. Today we're helping customers safely access even the most remote and complex jobsites. Our turnkey solutions come from decades spent working in all the industries we serve, at every stage of major projects.
We’re driven by our vision and mission to take the hassle out of site access while ensuring safety — and preserving the environment. Inspired by our history, we’re committed to our customers and our team.
Our vision is to foster harmony between the environment and construction, with world-class site access solutions. This inspires our mission: Sterling provides environmentally favorable access solutions to energy infrastructure by embracing a culture where thoughtfulness and sincerity allow our 4 Cs — company, colleagues, customers, and communities — to thrive.
Sterling has been family-run and customer-driven ever since our 1949 founding by Gerhardt Sterling. Throughout our journey of entrepreneurship, customer service, philanthropy, and community, we have embraced the diversity of thought, personality, and interests among our employees to build a place they are proud to work. Community is more powerful and effective when people are empowered to flourish — and we have built a place where our employees can do their best work to serve our customers.
Through our subsidiary companies, we streamline services to help make your job more efficient. Our teams work together to bring you the services, products, and expertise you need, when and where you need them. That’s the value of working with a true partner: we understand what it takes to make your project run smoothly, and that’s what we deliver.
Sterling Access Solutions delivers a full range of solutions that can be customized for your project. Beginning with site preparation (including clearing and mowing), SAS will manage the logistics to ensure you have mats and expertise where and when you need them. SAS helps your jobsite run safe, smooth, and on budget.
Midwest Access Solutions offers cost-effective solutions for every phase of your project, with deep expertise in power transmission and distribution. MAS is committed to delivering the solutions that keep your job on time and on budget.
Sterling Pipeline Solutions brings extensive know-how from pipeline projects in all environments. SPS experts can help best route your access for installation, maintenance, or repairs, taking care to protect sensitive land from damage. From initial site preparation through restoration, SPS can handle the logistics to help your project run more smoothly.
Sterling Lumber Company is housed at a 520,000+ square foot manufacturing facility in Phoenix, IL that includes the first fully automated cross laminated timber mat assembly line in the U.S – where we have made over 200,000 TerraLam® mats. The facility also manufactures access mats, lagging, crane mats, pallets, and skids, with an onsite railhead for easy and fast loading and unloading. Through additional sawmills throughout the country, Sterling Lumber can deliver worldwide for a wide variety of needs.
We work closely with our peers throughout the industry to stay on top of the latest technology, regulations, and best practices. We share that knowledge with our customers to help them stay in compliance, avoid costly work stoppages, and take advantage of new methods.
- Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA)
- Power & Communications Contractors Association (PCCA)
- American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA)
- Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
- Underground Contractors Association (UCA)
We believe in educating our team in the latest safety and environmental best practices and regulations. That’s why we maintain active certifications that are relevant for our customers.
- OSHA 10/30
- PEC Safety
- First Verify