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Kim

Find out who repairs/ yearly services elevators in your area. If only done by the parent manufacturing company but they dont't service your area, what are your options? Often mobility solution stores are a good place to start. What they are licensed to repair, how much it costs, which elevators they have the most issues with. Good luck!

   
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West Coast Consulting

Good afternoon, I'd like to help you but need a bit more information. Once you give me that, I will research whom I think will give you the best and most honest service.

Kind of elevator? Should have a name on it or a manual in the machine room/closet

- How many floors does it service?

- How old is the home it is in?

- Has it been serviced and by whom?

What I know is, if you are purchasing a home with a lift in it, please have it looked at at least once a year. Especially before you sign on the dotted line. A few hundred dollars to have it looked at is solid piece of mind. As it is a vehicle within a home, your loved ones may or may not use it. For insurance purposes, I suggest an annual elevator technician inspection. Most likely the global 4 will not be interested so you will need a local independent. ...M

   
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REICA Construction, Inc.

Funny you should ask that. Good place to start. You can forget the 'comparisons' - they are done by manufacturers that want to highlight their own product.


I would start by seeing who is local and what they have done in your area. Any good company has local clients that will be willing to talk to you and perhaps let you see their elevator. See what the product is like and what the experience was like as well. Don't be afraid to share a lot of information with someone. Many variables go into giving a proposal, so if you find a local company with references, share your plans with them. The elevator is easy to order and configure with options to suit your taste and budget if you have reasonable expectations. Designing and building the elevator shaftway properly is the key to success. Pit depth, rail side blocking, door offsets, electrical and other code issues need to be taken into consideration.


Personally, I like the products from Residential Elevators, a Florida manufacturer. I do not know if they have representation in your area, but you can check at www.residentialelevators.com to see what they offer and what their coverage is. We sell, install and service their product line in Northern California.


Best wishes in your endeavor.

Richard

   

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