News and Events

Make sure you know what you are buying.

Date: October 20th, 2020

I have written about this before, but it seems to be happening more recently than it has in the past. People are out surfing the net and run across a great deal on a stairlift or elevator-or so it seems. They are promised a great product and it is ea

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Reviews

Date: October 2nd, 2018

By; Jeff Lavoie We had a customer in the office today and mentioned he was reading reviews on the web. He mentioned a certain brand and said they had great reviews. I was interested in learning more about the stairlift product, because if it’s

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Before you hire a contractor

Date: August 13th, 2018

I happened to find this document and thought I would share it. Besides the reccomendations the States list, search Google reviews for the person or company you are thinking of hiring. You can learn a lot about by reading these. Keep in mind people ar

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New SureHands Website

Date: July 20th, 2018

Back in 1996 when I started this company I was so happy when I obtianed the distribution rights SureHands in NH, ME and VT. Twenty plus years later I am still glad Tom Herceg had the confidence in me to allow me to handle the product. The new wbesite

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Holidays

Date: December 21st, 2017

As the Holiday season nears, I can't help but think of how lucky I am to work with such a great group of dedicated caring professionals. A job is job, but for all of us this is more than a job - it's a family commitment to each other. None of

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Fall is in the Air!!

Date: September 18th, 2017

It's hard to believe that Fall Arrives this week!! Where has the summer gone? Every year it seems to go by faster and faster. My Dad used to tell me that, but I was not sure what he meant by that back then. Along with the Fall weather comes the

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Cheap does not mean inexpensive!!

Date: June 20th, 2017

Last summer we went to see a customer in Durham NH to put a LULA elevator in a facility to host weddings. It was a beautiful setting in this historic old barn with awesome grounds. However, there was not access to all three levels of the barn so a LU

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Meeting Interesting People!!

Date: June 5th, 2017

I have had the opportunity to get in the field lately helping customers come up with solutions for access issues. I love doing that. Not only do I like being creative, but I love meeting some really cool people. Last week I met a man who worked for a

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IT's Hard to Believe it's been 21 years!!

Date: April 25th, 2017

On April 26th 1996 i walked into the seceraty of state and filed my paperwork to start this company. In some ways that seems like a long time ago and others seem like it was just yesterday. the one thing that has remained the same is our commitment t

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Do you need to get state approval for a lift or Elevator in a private home in Maine?

Date: March 29th, 2017

I was recently asked a question about the involvement the State of Maine has in a residential lift or elevator installation. Well the answer is, the State of Maine does not inspect elevators and lifts in private residences. However, please be su

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What is your real cost of a Vertical Wheelchair Lift or Home Elevator???

Date: March 20th, 2017

I believe an educated consumer is our best customer.  So here is a real life story I can share with you.  The picture below is of a small printed circuit board for a Canadian made vertical wheelchair lift.  It looks like a lo

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Self-Installation of Stair Lifts

Date: January 16th, 2017

No one would ever say installing a stairlift is rocket science!   However, even a rocket scientist should not install a stair-lift unless he/she has been trained to do so. Reading a manual is no substitution for training. Every lift is goi

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Buying a Used Stairlift

Date: January 1st, 2017

Here is a guide to help you gather some measurements if you decide to purchase a used lift Step 1: Determine Mount Side Mount Side: From the bottom of your staircase looking up, determine on which side you want the lift installed. Because the

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Painting of elevator shaft-ways

Date: December 12th, 2016

A true profession knows it is the small things that make the difference. There are many people who can build a residential elevator shaft-way. However, a professional not only will make sure things are plumb, straight and structurally sound, he

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Our Place in the world

Date: November 28th, 2016

Over theThanksgiving weekend I had a chance think and talk about our little corner of the world. Family was in town for the holidays and the subject of my business was discussed. I was glad to share how well we where doing and that things h

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StairLift Prices

Date: September 12th, 2016

We are frequently asked about the price of stairlifts. This sounds like it should be an easy question to answer, but the truth is, stairlift prices vary by the manufacture and the features of the Stair lift. The internet is filled with extremely low

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Now You Know - Wall Powered vs Battery Operated Stairlifts

Date: June 24th, 2016

I was looking up something on the web this morning and ran across an ad for a stairlift. I clicked on the site and saw some unreal deals. In fact the deals they are offering are way lower than we can buy a cheap Chinese made stair lift for – an

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Spring Promo Commercial

Date: May 26th, 2016

We have released a commercial for our Spring Promo, very fun to make.  Please check it out and let us know what you think.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlnSeRQwIpk

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The Stannah 600 Scout!

Date: March 2nd, 2016

Stannah has released a new scaled down version of their flagship stair chair;  they call it the Scout. The chairlift is made with all the safety you expect from Stannah, but at a reduced cost. The Scout has folding arms and a footrest, swiv

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Residential Elevator Doors Demystified!!

Date: November 3rd, 2015

Residential elevator doors always create confusion with builders and home owners. The current rule states that from the inside face of the door to the sill edge cannot exceed 3". The rule also states that from the inside face of the door to the

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Please consider where products are being made.

Date: September 28th, 2015

I was listening to the news this morning and heard a report about the economy. The report talked about the slow pace of recovery in this country. Not only is our economy recovery slow, and now china’s economy is slowing down . It really made me

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We Enjoy the Challenge!

Date: August 21st, 2015

I was out with Ciara today visiting a customer at an old New England library. It is an old historic building and they need a wheelchair lift to adequately access the building. The building was built in 1903 and is a historic town building. The design

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Acorn Stairlift Recall

Date: July 30th, 2015

We just heard today of a safety recall on over 34,000 Acorn stairlifts. Below is a link to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission. The recall has to do with the seat becoming disengaged for the seat post thus causing the client to fall down the

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Internet shopping

Date: July 23rd, 2015

I was looking around on the internet at stair lift sites this morning. I ran across several of our competitors websites. There really is a lot of  information out there. Not all of it is truthful, but there is a lot of it.  I found one com

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Value Promise

Date: June 22nd, 2015

The ability to customize products is time consuming, but essential if you are going to be successful in the lift and elevator business! Back in April 2015, All-Ways Accessible bid on a wheelchair lift for a school in Vermont. It took a lot of work ju

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Is it a Home or Commercial Lift /Elevator?

Date: April 7th, 2015

As a general rule of thumb any property that is not a single family home, occupied by a single family unit, is considered a public application. The A18.1 and the A17.1 codes provide a definition of private residence in chapter 1. It is your responsib

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Used Equipment - Be an Informed Consumer

Date: March 26th, 2015

Buying used equipment can save you money! However, for the uninformed consumer it can also be a nightmare. Please, make sure you know what you are buying! We occasionally receive calls from people whom have bought a stairlift from someone else becaus

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My Staff

Date: February 5th, 2015

Sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. I have the most incredible staff that could ever be assembled in any company. Everyone goes the extra mile to help each other and our customers!! In a lot of businesses I think peo

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Helping People

Date: January 14th, 2015

Today, I had a very sweet older couple and their daughter come into our showroom to get information and ride at the stairlifts we have on display. The mother had just been discharged from the hospital and was having a hard time walking. After talking

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Enclosed Wheelchair Lifts and New England Weather!

Date: January 9th, 2015

Wheelchair lift enclosures are very popular in New England because of our harsh winters. Most of the enclosures are made of plexi-glass so you can see outside the enclosure and the look of the unit is better. Keep in mind that wheelchair lift enclo

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Why are Stairlifts Battery Operated?

Date: December 31st, 2014

Most people who are new to the industry will tell you that stair lifts are battery operated so it can run during a power failure. While that may be true, the main reason why a stair lift is battery operated is so that it doesn’t require a trail

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In-home Residential Elevators Makes CBS News this Week!

Date: November 10th, 2014

The CBS evening news just reported on a segment about in-home residential elevators being unsafe for children. Depending on where you live, home elevators do not have the same restrictions as commercial elevators and often times do not need to be ins

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National Elevator & Lift Safety Awareness Week

Date: November 10th, 2014

November 10-14 is National Elevator & Escalator Safety Awareness Week. Elevators and lifts are highly regulated and built to be safe. However, just like any piece of equipment, these products need to be serviced and looked at on a reg

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The New Stannah 600 Stairlift

Date: October 22nd, 2014

Stannah’s new 600 series stairlift just launched this month and is proving to be a hit with our clients. The new stairlift includes a smaller, better looking track. There are several new seat options that make an already good looking sta

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Give a Vet a Lift Benefits Disabled Long After Veterans Day.

Date: January 13th, 2012

The Veterans of Foreign Wars in Merrimack, NH decided several years ago they needed to gain access to their post. The only way to access the function room or the canteen was by the stairs.  It was obvious the needed to find a solution to their a

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