Ross Elevator’s Lake Hamilton Install Captures Project of the Month for December

Our congratulations go out to Ross Elevator of Little Rock, Arkansas for capturing their first Garaventa Lift Project of the Month. The installation was at a gorgeous waterfront home located at historic Lake Hamilton in the Hot Springs area. The nearby area is well-known for a couple of reasons. Hot Springs National Park was the first ever National Park in the USA. Since the United States essentially invented the concept of National Parks, it could be that this is the oldest National Park in the world.

Another interesting fact about the area is that it was home to many notorious gangsters during the prohibition era of the 1920’s and early 1930’s. Local legend has it that Al Capone owned a home on Lake Hamilton and had a secret tunnel installed that went from his Living Room to his boat launch on the lake for a speedy exit.

Today, the area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Arkansas.

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Garaventa Lift to be Featured in The New American Home 2015

Home Elevator in The New American Home (TNAH)

The New American Home

Garaventa Lift is once again very proud to be associated with The New American Home, a state-of-the-art show home being built in conjunction with the International Builders Show. We originally became involved when another home elevator manufacturer fell through on their promise to provide an elevator for the project, apparently due to quality concerns with the product. The day it was supposed to ship, they informed the builder that they were pulling out of the project.

That left the builder in a very difficult position, as the time for ordering a replacement elevator was extremely tight. Fortunately, they contacted Garaventa Lift and we were able to come to the rescue, installing a brand-new Elvoron In-Line Home Elevator in record time. Needless to say, the organizers were very impressed with Garaventa Lift. We are now the preferred home elevator manufacturer for the National Association of Home Builders.

Now members of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council, Garaventa Lift is once again supplying the elevator for The 2015 New American Home.

Installation for Nobel Winner Named Garaventa Lift Installation of the Month for August

Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Marquesz

Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Earlier this year, we lost a great Colombian citizen, Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez. “Gabo”, as he was affectionately known, was a novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. On his death in April 2014, Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia, described him as “the greatest Colombian who ever lived”. – wikipedia

 

Clean, modern looking residential elevator.

Clean, modern looking residential elevator.

Cab interior showing car operating panel and glass walls

Cab interior showing car operating panel and glass walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately, Mr. Márquez never had the opportunity to use the brand-new Garaventa Home Elevator installed at his residence in Cartagena. This project was completed after his passing.

The elevator features an aluminum and glass cab with full vision panels in the cab gates and full glass entrance doors. This clean, modern look is becoming more and more popular, and this installation has been named the Garaventa Lift Installation of the Month for August, 2014. Congratulations to the team at  Mitsubishi Electric de Colombia (Melco de Colombia)!