About Us

There isn’t a job we can’t do! Since 1959, Cantrell’s Towing has served the greater Quad Cities for all
towing and recovery needs. From small cars to semis, school buses, and RVs, we can tow any vehicle.
Cantrell’s Towing also offers recovery services for accidents and spills. Call 309-792-8695 for emergency services.

Our Team

Lonnie Cantrell, Wrecker Operator.

Lonnie Cantrell

Wrecker Operator

“I enjoy the experiences that I’ve had over 42 years of towing. I’ve met a lot of great people”

Danny Cantrell, Wrecker/Tow Truck Drive & Trainer.

Danny Cantrell

Wrecker/Tow Truck Drive & Trainer

“I started in 1972 and enjoyed helping people since the very beginning. Meeting and help different people have been the highlight.”

Lisa Garcia, Customer Service & Dispatcher.

Lisa Garcia

Customer Service & Dispatcher

Lisa loves the family atmosphere at Cantrell’s. “We are all like family, and I take pride in working here. Getting a tow typically makes for a bad day and making it easier for our customers is something I take pride in.”

Cantrell's Towing logo with diamond background.


Cantrell's Towing logo with diamond background.


Cantrell's Towing logo with diamond background.

Scott Cutkomp

Wreck Master Certified Heavy Duty Wreck Operator

“I like the different variety of tows, accidents, winch outs and jobs. Each day is something different. I love it when I get to tow an antique car.”

History of Cantrell’s Towing


Started in Carbon Cliff, Illinois when Joseph “Hob” Cantrell started fixing vehicles in a shop behind his house and needed a wrecker to get cars to his shop. When his bosses at John Deere Planter & Plow started letting him leave early from work to fix their personal vehicles, he realized that it was something that he should shift to full time.


Sons Danny & Lonnie joined the family business.


Added a larger wrecker to increase towing capabilities to include heavy duties vehicles like semis.


Aaron Tennant purchased Cantrell’s and moved to their current location in Colona, Illinois. Cantrell’s shares the same facility with B&B Truck & Trailer. Aaron is in the driver’s seat of a wrecker more often than his office in Colona.

B&B Truck & Trailer

B&B Truck and Trailer Company logo.

A major benefit of the relocation to Colona is the shared operations with B&B Truck & Trailer Service. B&B Truck & Trailer Service has more than 35 years of experience getting you back on the road! Our friendly and professional team specializes in repair and maintenance services for all large-scale vehicles including semis, buses, and RVs. The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with parts, equipment, and diagnostic computers for any repair or maintenance.

Our Tools

We use TowBook to get your info as fast as possible and get a truck right out to meet you.

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