Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for May

Congratulations to UPPER CANADA ELEVATORS, winners of the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for their submission of photos of a recent Elvoron Stella installation in an Ottawa-area residence. This luxury residential elevator was also furnished with a Garaventa Elevator Enclosure and glass panels. The result is a georgeous home elevator installation and this month’s winner!

 

Residential Elevator Car Operating Panel

Stella Model with Factory-built enclosure and glass panels

Residential Glass Elevator

Stella Model with Factory-built enclosure and glass panels

Residential Glass Elevator

Stella Model with Factory-built enclosure and glass panels

Residential Glass Elevator

Stella Model with Factory-built enclosure and glass panels

Garaventa Home Elevator Included in TNAH

In conjunction with our membership in the Leading Suppliers Council of the National Association of Home Builders, we are proud to announce our association with The New American Home. This is the state-of-the-art demonstration home created by The NAHB in conjunction with The International Builder’s Show.

TNAH will include an In-line Drive (MR) residential elevator by Garaventa Lift. For more details about the full line of Garaventa Home Elevators, please visit http://www.garaventalift.com/en/products/home-elevators.html

For more information about The New American Home, visit http://www.tnah.com/showpage_details.aspx?showpageID=11138

Hi I’m Vanessa – Garaven

VanessaMy name is Vanessa and I currently work for Garaventa Lift. We are a manufacturer of accessibility lifts, home elevators and portable wheelchair lifts that are sold all over the world. I got involved with this company in a large part because I believe very strongly in making the world more accessible.

I have had a lot of personal experiences in my life seeing how inaccessible many places are given the fact that both my best friend and my grandmother are handicapped.

I am excited to participate in this blog as a resource for those who are frustrated by  barriers which can hamper access to wheelchairs on a daily basis. I am also going to blog about the different advancements in accessibility equipment globally.

Caitlin (one of my greatest friends) has cerebral palsy and for the most part spends her life outside of her parents’ home in a wheelchair. While she can walk with a specially designed cane, she feels much safer in her chair. I have, countless times, carried her wheelchair up or down stairs so that we can get from point A to point B. Lucky for me she can walk while holding onto a railing, and her wheelchair isn’t too heavy!

My grandma has been struck by a bit of unfortunate luck in her right leg, and can only walk with a walker. I say unfortunate luck because she broke her knee cap running into a store to tell one of her friends that I had been born twenty five years ago. So as a kind of penance, and well because I just plain love her; I carry her walker wherever we need to go if there isn’t an accessible option.

Having recently graduated from university, I am looking forward to providing a resource for those who are looking at the different types of devices needed to make buildings or areas accessible for everyone.

If you have a question about the different types of accessibility lifts available on the market today, please send me a note and I will do my best to provide you the information to help you decide on what type of lift is best for your situation.

Vanessa