Breeze Residence

An elevator in your home is not a luxury item anymore: As people in America grow older due to progress in nutrition, infrastructure, and healthcare, investing in personal mobility at the place of residence is well worth considering.

The Client

Residential client Thomas Breeze found his way to the Lexington HQ by word of mouth. Our reputation for quality work at a competitive price sparked the dialogue, but the promise of personal and accommodating turn-key service convinced this residential customer to award us the business.

The Challenge

Matching the right residential elevator to a private residence demands a specialized skill set - knowledge of potential obstacles, limitations, and structural challenges, experience in model and feature selection, and respect to the client's budget considerations come to mind.

The Solution

An experienced project manager in residential elevator technology, Steven Schmidt drew from the expert advice of subcontractors, colleagues, and the DC Elevator project portfolio to foresee impending challenges, uncover possible unknowns, and installed an elevator that suits the client perfectly.

With over forty years of experience, positioned as a regional market leader in the commercial and residential installation and service of lifts and elevators, we have built strong relationships with the citizens of the communities in which we live and work. Our name and our word carry weight, and we are pleased that our reputation results in word-of-mouth referrals.

Thomas Breeze has been a Lexington citizen for most of his life, and while still working at a local small business, he was thinking ahead and planning for his and his wife Katy’s retirement. Personal mobility was essential for the Breezes, especially since Katy suffers from a rare medical condition that could impact her ability to walk stairs on short notice.

The Gale Residence

After discussing the couple’s needs and budget, Project Manager Steven Schmidt and one of DC Elevator’s site specialists visited the Breeze residence to evaluate model and options of a residential elevator best suited for the couple.

Fitting an elevator in an existing home requires knowledge of the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and load-bearing wall situation, and attention to local clearance and code requirements. Obstacles and limitations missed can significantly influence project cost and installation time, up to the point that the client will find it cost-prohibitive.

Custom Cab and Car Operating Panels

In the case of the Breeze residence, Steven Schmidt recommended a Savaria Eclipse Home Elevator. This elevator is a smooth riding elevator, that doesn’t require a separate machine room. It takes less space in the home and usually takes less time to install than hydraulic elevators. Construction requirements for the Eclipse are more straightforward than some other home elevators, making it easier to fit into an existing home.

Effortless Threshold Entry; Flooring to Match Home Decor

DC Elevator’s turn-key service relieves the customer from having to coordinate other tradespeople. Easily a desirable advantage and a leading factor Thomas Breeze chose us.

However, Steven Schmidt not only provided coordination and planning for the Breezes, but he also helped them find the perfect finish and fixtures to match their home décor. The slim automatic doors of the Eclipse model add a touch of class to the installation that one usually only finds in the professional environment.

Pass-Thru Cab Configuration

Thomas and Katy Breeze were thrilled when the installation was complete. “This adds so much more to our home,” Katy said, “and our grandchildren love it. They ride the elevator up when it’s bedtime, a ritual neither they nor we want to miss. Precious memories!”

Please contact us to learn more, or to schedule a visit to evaluate options for your residence.