Home Page About Us Locations Shipping Info Safety Tips Related Links Contact Us
Sunset Ladder & Scaffold Co. sells through distributors throughout the USA - We ship from within your state. Biljax Steel Scaffolding, EZ Lift Aluminum Scaffolding Call Toll Free: 1-800-660-1311
Sunset Ladder & Scaffold Co. sells through distributors throughout the USA - We ship from within your state. Platform Ladders, Attic Ladders, Cage and Wall Ladders, Extension Ladders Sunset Ladder & Scaffold Logo
Operating Since 1929 Operating Since 1929 Sunset Ladder & Scaffold Logo
Navigation Header - Catalogs
Sunset 2008 Full Catalog
Sunset Ladders Catalog
Sunset Steel Catalog
Navigation Header - Ladders
Attic Ladders
Cage & Wall Ladders
Fiberglass & Aluminum Step Ladders
Fiberglass & Aluminum Double Sided Step Ladders
Fiberglass Platform Ladders
Combination Ladders
Fiberglass, Aluminum & EZ Lift Extension Ladders
Fiberglass & Aluminum Single Ladders
Fiberglass & Aluminum Saw Horses
Ladder Accessories
Navigation Header - Scaffolding
Buy Aluminum Scaffolding For Sale
Buy Steel Scaffolding For Sale
Navigation Header - Information
Instructional Videos
Navigation Header - Social Media
Ladder & Scaffold Expert Advice Blog from Sunset Ladder Company Facebook Page Google Plus Page LinkedIn Page
Sales and Service Second to None!

About Sunset Ladder & Scaffold

Aluminum & Steel Scaffolding, Attic Ladders, Cage and Wall Ladders
 

A Family Owned Business Since 1929

The Sunset Ladder Company was established on the infamous Sunset Blvd in 1929. After a brief foray into furniture manufacturing ladder products were added. Wooden ladders and scaffold planks became more popular and the other products were discontinued. Shortly after the Great Depression the original founder sold the fledgling Company to Mr. Grant Ostergard for the tidy sum of $300.00. With the requirement for ladders and scaffolding equipment steadily growing and the expansion of Hollywood and it's Movie industry Grant found ladders were in great demand. With the building boom of the Los Angeles area well under way Sunset Ladder became a important supplier to the construction trade as well as the movie studios.

A fire in 1943 destroyed the company’s buildings along with many other surrounding businesses. The Sunset Boulevard property was quite valuable at the time so it was sold and the company moved just one block south.

Second Warehouse Opens

New development to the east of Los Angeles made for a great opportunity. With the leftover proceeds from the sale of the Sunset Blvd property Mr. Ostergard opened a second bigger and more strategically located warehouse in South El Monte, California. By 1949, Sunset Ladder had a well established business manufacturing wooden ladders and planks both for sale and rental. Multiple daily deliveries were made to virtually every major Motion Picture studio in Hollywood, Manila Rope Block and Tackle equipment for Window Washers was hand made on site and rented out for work on all medium High Rise buildings throughout Southern California. Since the 1930s Sunset Ladder provides specialized scaffolding and planks to just about every float builder for the world renowned Rose Parade providing safe access for the decorators.

First Distributor for Little Giant Ladder Systems

Although rentals still make up a substantial share of Sunset Ladder’s business, our main function today is a distribution of ladders and scaffold products. We are proud to be a major distributor for Louisville, Werner, Stinson, Cotterman, Ladder Industries and many others. A special relationship began in 1979 when Sunset Ladder became the very first distributor for Little Giant Ladder Systems by Wing Enterprises. Wing ladders appeared on the market in 1972 and until 1979 were sold door-to-door, at Fairs and Tradeshows by the factory sales team traveling all across the country. Since then we have sold thousands of Little Giant ladders admiring with our customers over versatility, strength, and safety of this unique product.

ABSS Manufacturing Opens

Another exciting chapter started in 1997 with the opening of ABSS Manufacturing. This new Sunset Ladder affiliated company was established to secure a continuous source of ladder and scaffold products that dramatically dwindled as a result of nationwide ladder business consolidation. Currently we manufacture a full line of Fiberglass and Aluminum Industrial grade ladders, scaffold planks and stages, sawhorses, custom designed ladder products and many other related items. We are constantly working on expanding our product line, making our ladders lighter, stronger and providing our customers with best values.

Additional Locations Open

Over the years we have opened additional locations in Arizona. With well over 100,000 square foot of ladder inventory we have just about every ladder and scaffold product in stock. Our internet sales department for Little Giant Ladders operating under the URL of www.LadderDepot.com is ready to provide you with the latest information on Little Giant Ladders and take your orders 24/7. Still other internet sales departments for Sunset Ladders & Scaffolding, and other name brand ladders and scaffold products operate under the URL www.SunsetLadder.com and are also available to take your orders 24/7.

Sales and Service Second to None!
Still a family owned business we continue to preserve professionalism, courtesy and the very special attention to every customer, the kind of service that is almost extinct in our time of mega-corporations.

Back to Top

Sunset Ladder trucks loaded for delivery.
Sunset Ladder trucks loaded for delivery.


Sunset Ladder South El Monte location, 1949.
Sunset Ladder South El Monte location, 1949.


President of Sunset Ladder company in the Little Giant Ladder  Infomercial Studio with Robin Hart and Richard Karn.
President of Sunset Ladder company in the Little Giant Ladder Infomercial Studio with Robin Hart and Richard Karn.


New ABSS pultrusion equipment  produces high quality specialized fiberglass ladder rail.
New ABSS pultrusion equipment produces high quality specialized fiberglass ladder rail.


Little Giant Skyscraper Ladder in front of Santa Ana Warehouse.
Little Giant Skyscraper Ladder in front of Santa Ana Warehouse.


Combination Ladders | Attic Ladders | Dock Wall Ladders | Side Step Dock Wall Ladders | Fixed Cage Wall Ladders | Sunset Ladder Catalog
Step Ladders | Dbl Sided Step Ladders | Platform Ladders | Extension Ladders | EZ Lift Extension Ladders | Single Ladders | Saw Horses | Ladder Accessories
EZ Lift Single Span | EZ Lift Double Span | Frames, Braces & Rolling Towers | Casters & Guard Railing | Walkboards & Catwalks | Scaffold Accessories
JaxRax Frame Storage System | Pro Jax Utility Scaffold | Shoring Equipment | Contur Modular Scaffold | Mason Jax Crank Up Scaffold | Steel Scaffold Catalog
Sunset Ladder & Scaffold - Aluminum Scaffolding and Steel Scaffolding Attic Ladders, Extension Ladders, Cage and Wall Ladders, Platform Ladders
Website Designed and Developed by www.MalaneNewman.comWebsite Designed & Developed by MalaneNewman.com © Copyright 2008, Sunset Ladder & Scaffold. All Rights Reserved.