Vertical Transportation Services


  • On-site, monthly preventive elevator maintenance routines tailored to your needs.
  • 24-hour repair on different types of vertical transportation equipment such as Otis, Dover, Kone, Thyssen, Schindler as well as other manufacturers of elevator controls and systems such as GAL, MCE, EC, Virginia Controls and Smartrise.
  • Complete modernization solutions for elevator and escalator systems.
  • Installation of new vertical transportation equipment such as hydraulic, traction and Rack & Pinion lifts.
  • Consultative & Planning Services for various types of elevator equipment

What We offer

Elevator Maintenance Programs Tailored to Your Needs

We offer various elevator maintenance programs that are tailored to your specific needs based on your equipment type, OEM guidelines, usage, and building environment. This allows the you the ability to get the maximum value for your maintenance dollar.
Our contract language is the most comprehensive and equitable in the industry allowing owners and managers to stay on budget.

24 hour Repair Services

We offer call back and repair services 365 days a year via our 24 hour Service line. Whether you are a factory that needs repair on second shift to keep production moving or a church that must have their elevator running for Sunday services, our 24 hour service line will take the call and dispatch the mechanic for prompt, professional repairs.

Modernization Installation Services

We offer a variety of Non-Proprietary modernization solutions from simple door operator upgrades, to cab interior aesthetic improvements to complete modernizations of the entire elevator system improving the safety, reliability, performance, and energy efficiency of the elevator systems.
Non-proprietary means our products and systems do not require any special tools or devices to troubleshoot, adjust or repair the equipment allowing the owner to take competitive bids for future maintenance and repair.

New Construction Installation

We offer all types of elevator installation options from hydraulic to mid and high rise geared and gearless equipment to Machine Roomless (MRL) equipment contained within the shaft. We also furnish and install Rack & Pinion lifts for industrial applications. Again, all equipment provided is Non-Proprietary.

Safety Tests

We can perform all code required safety tests on elevator from 110 years ago to the most recently installed equipment. We also file the safety test results with the local code authority to keep our clients compliant with the local code.

Equipment Evaluation, Consultation and Planning Services

Free of charge, we offer equipment evaluations for clients and prospective clients giving them a snapshot of the equipment’s current condition and recommendations on how to improve safety, reliability and performance.
We can also develop 5-10 year plans based on the clients current and future needs.
“We operate sixty seven separate campuses and have relied on American Elevators for the best in elevator service and maintenance. They have always been prompt, courteous and professional in all their dealings with Cincinnati Public Schools. They have helped us meet all requirements of Ohio Department of Commerce and City of Cincinnati elevator inspections. We depend on American Elevators for the safety of our children and staff.”
William Long-Supervisor, Fire, Building & Life Safety
Cincinnati Public Schools

American Elevators Inc serving Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky’s Vertical Transportation needs since 2001

Improved Safety, Reliability, and Performance are just a call away. Our 24-hour line is 513-769-5226

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