About Us

Bobby Boeneke was a man who could spot a need. In the mid-90s, his client and future business partner shared a story about waterfront condos not selling until he installed home elevators. Not only did Bobby have a strong background in banking, finance, and business, but he also understood the real estate market, the demand for urban, multi-story housing, and the needs of different generations as they move towards retirement. In 1996, he and his partner joined forces and bought a small home elevator company in north Florida. Residential Elevators was born.

Bobby and his partner wouldn’t settle for anything less than making the best home elevators in the industry, and they would accomplish exactly that by hiring the best elevator talent and craftsmen and using the same research and technology found in commercial high-rise elevators.

Today, that vision is a reality. With two manufacturing plants, sales representatives, dedicated dealers accessible across the nation, and a team of employees who believe in quality and customer service, Residential Elevators is the nation’s leader in home elevators. We are the top choice of individual homeowners as well as leaders in the construction and development community.

The company remains family-owned and committed to providing customers with safe, innovative, and quality elevators, with Bobby’s adage to “do the right thing” forever serving as our guiding force.

Why Choose Residential Elevators

It’s easy. We’re one of the only home elevator companies that offer factory-direct installation, covering the Southeastern United States, Eastern Seaboard, Texas, and California. In fact, we even have trained, authorized dealers in markets we don’t cover yet.

Not convinced? Here are some more reasons:

  • Our affordable elevators have an industry-leading capacity of up to 950 pounds and 15 square feet of usable space—the largest size and capacity allowed by the National Code—and are built using the same design criteria used in the commercial elevator market.
  • We offer multiple elevator types that can fit your home’s unique needs, save floor space, and are environmentally sound.
  • We never use in-house contractors. We deliver, install, and service with our employees or authorized third-party dealers only.
  • We are available to you. There’s no charge for telephone customer assistance for the lifetime of your elevator. Our trained customer service staff understand elevators inside and out and can often resolve a problem without a service call.

Statements from Our Team

Cab Shop

"I’ve done woodwork all my life and consider it a craft. My name goes on each cab I build, and I make the time to give the customer the best product their money can buy. Whether it’s the stainless steel cab I created for a NASCAR driver, the mahogany and smoked gray plexiglass cab for a beach home, or the crisp lines of the Shaker design for an older couple wanting to stay in their multi-story home, every cab I build comes from a place of caring and craftsmanship."

Research and Development

"I’ve worked at Residential Elevators for 13 years, and I monitor and look for ways to continuously improve our product. When you buy a home elevator, it’s an investment you expect to last for decades. Our competitors plan for 10 years and they’re done. At Residential Elevators, we support your home elevator for 30 to 40 years with employees who know how to service and support your elevator, as well as make upgrades when new technologies become available. When I was a kid, a garage door opener was a luxury. Now you can’t find a home without one. Today, the same thing is happening with home elevators. We make multi-story homes available and accessible for everyone."

Field Operations

"I have been with Residential Elevators for 12 years, and my focus is ensuring that the installation and service of your elevator is done with maximum quality and efficiency. Our Installation Mechanics are the absolute best in the business. You can be confident that your elevator has been installed correctly and according to code. Our Service Technicians are factory trained and, along with our Customer Service Representatives, deliver top-notch service for the life of your elevator. Our entire team provides you with the highest possible level of quality and service."

Code Compliance and Production

"When you buy a home elevator from us, you know that quality and safety guide every employee in the plant. Because of that, we have the best units on the market. We powder coat metal products to withstand the elements. Our home elevator cabs are made with seven-ply cabinet grade plywood—no particle board ever—with all hardwood trim, a factory lacquer finish, and custom stains. We also work directly with architects and provide everything they need for their design, from blocking to openings to door swings with AutoCAD all available easily. On the construction site, our goal is to be the easiest subcontractor you work with, and we’re there face-to-face to make sure that’s the case."

Territory Sales Manager

"I’m proud to represent the gold standard in the business as a Manufacturer Representative for almost 19 years. The fact that I have been representing the same company for that long speaks volumes to what kind of company we are. As a Manufacturer Representative, I’m involved with the project as soon as a customer contracts with Residential Elevators, managing your job to see that all details are addressed as the building process progresses. We strive to be the very best and easiest subcontractor to work with on all our projects, and we prove this day in and day out. We can do this because we control all aspects of the process, from manufacturing at our two manufacturing facilities, delivering the elevators with our own fleet of semi-trucks, and installing our product with our own factory-trained installers and employees. Most other companies use subcontracted third-party installers, and they don’t get the same results. Ultimately, we have built our business on doing a great job for our customers, who often refer us to their friends and colleagues. For us, a customer referral is the best compliment we could get for a job well done."

Installation Department

"I’ve installed home elevators for Residential Elevators for more than 10 years. What sets us apart is the pride we take in our work. It can be as simple as arriving on time, to ensuring the wires in the hoistway are neat and organized, to keeping our worksite clean. Every elevator installed ensures value for my customer. It’s personal for me. I want them to feel like they got their money’s worth."

Service Department

"My objective is to treat our customers like family. We want to build rapport and trust with our customers. Our entire team is committed to your safety and comfort because we know your family, friends, and even your pets depend on your home elevator. Thank you for considering Residential Elevators for your home."