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Vertical Lift for South San Fran Biz Center nets Nov POM

Our congratulations and appreciation go out to Tom Sena, Neil Hankin, Brian Trueman, David Lair and the rest of the ...

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Centerpiece LULA Enclosure wins October POM

This month, we are sending our appreciation and support to Handi-Lift Inc. of Carlstadt, New Jersey.  Congratulations to Bob Grigorov, ...

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Top Garaventa Dealer Says Thanks

It is common in today's business world for manufacturers to show appreciation to their best customers for their support.  What ...

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Oakland vertical lift nets August POM

This month we are profiling a beautiful Genesis Opal vertical lift. It is installed prominently at the new Wolf Restaurant ...

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Midwest Accessibility Captures July POM

A big thank you and congratulations to Martin Crowley and the crew at Midwest Accessibility Products of Cincinnati, Ohio. Their ...

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Accessible LA Skyslide nets POM for McKinley

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One of the coolest places to have a Garaventa Lift installed is the Oue Skyspace Skyslide. In fact, The Oue Skyspace slide has been named one of the 16 coolest things to do in Los Angeles by Forbes Magazine. It is a glass-enclosed slide which goes from the 70th floor to the 69th floor on the outside of the U.S. Bank Building in downtown Los Angeles, the tallest building west of the Mississippi. The slide is fully accessible because of a beautiful custom colored Genesis Enclosure unit installed right beside the slide entrance.

Congratulations to Randy Weiler, Chuck Vander Hill and the rest of the team at McKinley Elevator. This installation has been named the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for August, 2016.

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Woman’s Accessibility Needs Prompt July POM for GUSA New England

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Congratulations to Mike Doyle and the rest of the folks at Garaventa USA in New England. Their care and dedication has allowed a Boston woman to regain some of her freedom and independence. This installation occurred in spite of several obstacles, including a very tight time line. That is why this project has been named the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for July, 2016.

Because the lower landing of the lift is a public sidewalk, and because we needed to attach the lift to the brickwork, three variances were required from the State of Massachusetts. Often, this kind of red tape can delay a project for weeks, months or indefinitely. However, Susan Kron, the lift user and a woman who has been diagnosed with terminal ALS, had Mike Doyle of Garaventa Lift in her corner.195 botolph

Mr. Doyle is a long-time professional sales representative with Garaventa USA in New England. He worked diligently with the State to present the case for the variances. He worked with the factory in Surrey to accelerate the manufacturing process.

In his words, the lift, “allows Mrs Kron in her remaining days to get out of the house, to the doctor or simply to smell the flowers. As everyone on this end knows I became e a little bit attached to the project and specifically the cause as it and she became near and dear to my heart…I like to think this is what we are all about, helping those in need.”

195 St. Botolph (2) cropFor her part, Susan appreciates the effort. In a message to Mike after the lift installation was completed, she wrote, “Dear Mike, I wanted to let you know that the lift is fantastic. Thank you so much for all you did to usher us through the maze of regulations and rules. Being able to get out and about again means the world to me, and we couldn’t have done it without you.”

 

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Garaventa Lift Now Featured on Design Guide

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For decades, Garaventa Lift products have been featured in directories and websites for builders and architects such as Sweets, Arcat and several others. We are proud to announce our new updated listing on designguide.com.

Design Guide features a clean, modern look and a well-organized listing structure. The site is becoming increasingly popular with North American architects, builders and other design professionals.

Images of Garaventa Lift products are not uncommon in the public realm, especially within televised professional sports events, such as Major League Baseball and F1 Racing. We are proud to continue expanding the public profile of Garaventa Lift. We look forward to working with Design Guide to achieve our mutual goals.