I know a lot of you probably thought that I had given up or that I simply didn't finish this project, well when you work in a place like I do. You end up with thousands of things going on and some of them just don't measure up on the priority list.
Anyways, a lot has changed from when I started, mainly new devices were available, which made things a lot easier on me.
I ended up getting some adafruit feathers (https://www.adafruit.com/products/3077) added a couple of the antenna connector (https://www.adafruit.com/products/1661) and the adapter (https://www.adafruit.com/products/851) then I put this on the receiver (https://www.amazon.com/Hawkeye-UHF-Dipole-433MHZ-Antenna/dp/B012DGK1KC/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1478013651&sr=8-18&keywords=433mhz+antenna)
Modified the example source code a little bit to trip a relay when the button was pushed and BOOM ... all done
I added the battery pack on the transmitter side, because the crane operators like to charge their cell phones and I wanted it to still work
Tried it all together and everything works, I'm planning on running over there tomorrow so I will add some final pictures but everything works and everyone is happy.
Thanks for all the comments and support