July POM Goes to GUSA Illinois

Grand Ridge School

Garaventa Artira provides access to school gymnasium

Grand Ridge School

Designed to fit a tight lower landing

The installation of a Garaventa GSL Artira inclined platform lift at Grand Ridge Grade School in Grand Ridge, Illinois has been named the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for July, 2015.

The lift was installed to solve a common accessibility problem in older schools – that of a gymnasium located at the bottom of a short flight of stairs. Typically, these areas are not serviced by elevators. To make matters more challenging, often there are very tight clearances at the upper and lower landings, such as was the case at Grand Ridge Grade School. The answer was an Artira designed with a drop-down lower landing configuration.

Morningstar gains May POM

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Garaventa Genesis Opal vertical Platform lift provides ADA accessibility for outdoor music venue in Beaver Creek, Colorado

Congratulations and thanks to Richard Markow of Morningstar Elevator in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their submission of photos from a recent installation has gained them the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for May, 2014.

The lift is a custom-colored Genesis Opal installed at the Avon-Beaver Creek Outdoor Music Center near spectacular Vail, Colorado.

Ski Cabin home elevator gets POM

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Beautiful aluminum-framed elevator cab with glass walls

Glass elevator

Congratulations to Morning Star Elevator. Their installation of a 5-stop Elvoron Home Elevator in Breckenridge, Colorado has earned them their first Garaventa Lift Project of the Month: March, 2015. This elevator is installed beside the 4 O’Clock ski run at Breckenridge. The owner (who prefers to remain anonymous) hired Pinnacle Mountain Homes to build his “weekend playground cabin”. They opted for a glass and aluminum cab and put safety glass panels in the hoistway walls. This allowed them to create a primary design feature and a memorable experience for elevator passengers.

The elevator was configured by Sean Paxon and installed by Gregg Hildebrand and Jose Madrid of Morning Star Elevator.IMG_0339