Residential Elevators

Elevators for Private Residences

Residents and their visitors greatly appreciate the comfort and convenience an elevator adds to the dwelling experience. Concerns like safety and availability matter to them, too. Our residential elevator technology removes barriers in your way making the home you love more accessible, while also offering convenience for daily living.

Residential Elevator in a Single-Family Home


Capacity: Up to 1,400 lbs
Travel Height: Up to 7 stops & 35 ft travel
Speed: 40 ft/min
Drive: In-Line Gear / Winding Drum / Hydraulic System


Residential Library with Custom Features



  • Manufactured and installed per current industry code standards
  • Space-saving and cost-effective “thru-the-floor” models
  • Flexible and space-saving machine-room-less (MRL) options
  • Fully automatic models feature lifting mechanism and load capacity of small commercial elevators
  • Safety features like two-way communication, flush mount doors, and an uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
  • Optional levels of security technology through light curtains, three-speed sliding car doors, and individual access keys
  • Superior technology adds comfort and function to your home
  • Regularly scheduled preventive maintenance helps to minimize downtime
  • Custom design and aesthetic options configured to complement need and budget
  • Progress in technology makes elevators more affordable today


We are an authorized dealer for the following residential elevator manufacturers: Symmetry, Garaventa Lift, Savaria, Inclinator Company of America, and Residential Elevators, Inc.

The Case for DC Elevator

Please see our case studies for examples of how we solved our clients’ problems, and what they have to say about it. Contact us with questions about residential elevators, discuss your building situation, and find out if this elevator type is right for you.

Q & A


The residential elevator is an elevator designed and manufactured specifically for use within a single private residence.

What happens in case of a power failure?

Our residential elevators are equipped with a battery-operated safety feature, which returns the elevator to a designated floor. Also, emergency lighting then illuminates the car's interior.

Construction Requirements

Several of our elevator models require construction, performed by your contractor of choice. Requirements can include a hoistway, a pit below the elevator location, or an overhead space above the top landing. Pit depths vary from 6 to 14 inches, while overhead space – which is measured from the floor of the top landing to the ceiling – ranges from 92 to 112 inches.


Inline gear systems utilize an inverter-controlled variable speed inline gear assembly with counterweighted chain drive and 2 HP motor.

Hydraulic systems use a ram or piston, to raise and lower the cab by pulling or releasing fluid into an airtight cylinder.

Winding-drum systems use heavy-duty aircraft cables, attached to a rotating drum, which in return is attached to a variable speed motor that moves the elevator cab.