The home elevator industry is changing. At one time, a home elevator was a sign of wealth. More recently, these functional, yet sophisticated architectural features are becoming more common. Landmark Elevator, Inc. will be partnering with Cambridge Elevating, Inc. to offer the custom solutions and reliable quality that this growing market demands.
Cambridge Elevating is a medium-sized, family-owned home elevator manufacturer located in Cambridge, Ontario. They have been in the residential accessibility and elevator business for 30 years. Cambridge offers full customization of elevator components and design. They do not use pre-manufactured components. Every aspect is custom engineered to deliver a unique vertical design statement for each and every customer.
Cambridge Elevating, Inc. boasts a progressive and passionate team. Company president, Jamie Hamilton, inspires his staff to be successful by committing to high quality without shortcuts. From beginning to end, Cambridge has fine-tuned the art of manufacturing home elevators that allow function and aesthetics to coexist. They are unique in the industry because they not only sell elevators, but they service and install the equipment that they build in their local area. Because of direct product feedback from their in-house mechanics, the Cambridge elevator package has been designed in the field and fine-tuned on site.
Home Elevator Market
The burgeoning home elevator market has escalated sales in recent years, and the trend will likely only continue. As the Baby Boom generation enters the retirement years, many are embracing the idea of “aging in place.” This means choosing home design elements that will allow them to stay in their own homes instead of retirement homes even as the need for accessibility arises. This concept, often called Universal Design, incorporates features to make the home functional for both able-bodied and disabled individuals.
“Walk through any 2500+ sq.ft. model home, and you’ll find evidence the Boomer influence exists. The step-less front entrance, lever door handles instead of round knobs, wider hallways and doorways guide you from room to room atop hardwood or laminate floors as opposed to movement-restricting carpet. These are all elements of Universal Design that builders have adopted for new homes today. The small improvements create a more livable environment should walkers and wheel-chairs become necessary.” – Jamie Hamilton, President Cambridge Elevating, Inc.
Many older homeowners want that peace of mind for the future, and what’s more many are finding that an elevator in the home is more affordable than ever before.
Previously a luxury reserved for the ultra-wealthy, the cost of a modern home elevator may comprise only a small percentage of overall real estate value in suburban areas. The cost of a home elevator has remained steady, while home values have increased dramatically over the last two decades. According to Hamilton, cost-effective technology and competitive growth in the elevator industry overall, have put elevators within reach of a far wider group of homeowners.
Home Elevators for the Mid-Atlantic Region
Landmark Elevator, Inc. president, Bill Block, and residential division manager, Jordan Gilbert, recently had the opportunity to visit Cambridge Elevating. They toured the manufacturing facility and met with many of the great team members in Ontario. It was evident right away that Cambridge and Landmark make a great fit. It just makes sense for us to work together. We are looking forward to working with them to bring an excellent product to market in our area. Visit our Residential page for more details.