Commercial Elevator Modernization Services

AVS Elevator has the skills, equipment, manpower, knowledge, and experience to efficiently, effectively, and affordably provide you with a modern commercial elevator upgrade. Once you sign up for this elevator modernization service, we will completely analyze your current lift system to see how it works and how it was installed. After that, we will come up with a customized plan detailing how to overhaul the entire system and bring it up to the 21st century.

Our commercial elevator upgrade service comes complete with detail information on how the new lifts will work, the accessibility of the system, how it will look and feel like, as well as the added safety features it will be equipped with.

By the time we are done with the project, your entire elevator system will have been overhauled and modernized in ways you never thought possible. However, if you only need a couple of changes here and there, we can also perform minor refurbishments to update the system.

​As professionals solely focused on elevators and all matters mobility, we understand the importance of safety, dependability, cost-effectiveness, and energy efficiency when it comes to such things as commercial elevators. The better your system, the easier it is to achieve all of the above.

To accomplish your goals, we will work on making your commercial lifts more stable, sound, and functional. This way, the safety of the passengers will be accentuated while the efficient functioning of the lifts will be boosted.

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    Frank, Dan Jones of Oregon Building Codes Division was on site today for unannounced elevator inspection.  All OK and passed.  Thanks for continued great service!
    Rick Fuller, Facilities Manager
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    Thank you, Frank We are all very pleased with your professionalism, customer service and knowledge.
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    I have had the pleasure of working with Frank Stalen and his company over the last 3 years. Frank has installed and serviced elevators in the Greater Portland area for over 25 years. Inclinator is very excited to have such a knowledgeable dealer on our team. Over the past 3 years I have found Advanced Vertical Solutions and Frank Stalen to be extremely competent and trust worthy in the industry.
    Cindy Bernardo, Regional Sales Manager
    Inclinator Company of America
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    Best of luck to you at AVS Elevator - you have dealt with the issues well and to me, that is the critical element in creating long term, win-win relationships.
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    Hi Frank, Thank you for stopping in. I will take you up on your offer to help guide me thru the permit renewal process. I looked on the e-Permitting website and notice Tualatin licenses thru WA county and does not have an e-Permit program. I didn’t want to initially inquire about the process, since we haven’t had any PMs and need one to pass their inspection. In perusing the sites, I haven’t found a renewal application. Thank you for assisting with pointing me in the right direction, I greatly appreciate it. I have also been very impressed with your companies interest and site visits taking a more in-depth look at the elevator than others. That’s very positive to me. Thanks again for coming out.    
    Alan, IS Manager
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    “AVS Elevator was immeasurably helpful to KNCC in the coordination and installation of a material lift for our client in Central Oregon! Frank Stalen’s knowledge of code and compliance is vast, and his willingness to help us understand the mechanics behind the machines he specializes in exceeded our highest expectations. Calm and cool through the typical challenges of this line of work, Frank and Rich were assets to our team and we appreciate all that AVS Elevator’s has done, not only for KNCC, but for our client.  
    Elizabeth, Asst. Project Manager
    Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company
  • After calling just about every Elevator Company in town about this job, you have been the only one to help us get this lift back up and running, so that is impressive in itself. The store was happy with the work done also. I personally appreciate your quick response to my phone calls & emails & keeping us updated on your site visits, estimates and work done. Communication is a vital part of what we do with managing jobs & keeping our client updated, so when we find companies that value that also it makes our job so much easier. I have been very happy with your elevator company and look forward to working with you further.
    Chelsea D.
    Glab Maintenance Services
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    Frank, I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate the effort and time you and your team provided us in the urgent elevator repair we had. The service you provided us was well beyond any service I have ever experienced from any Elevator Company. This all beginning with the first call to your company. I see us working together more in the near future. It is great to work with an Elevator Company that not only provides excellent elevatror service but understands the customers needs. Thank you again.
    Dennis Giusto, Area Maintenance Director
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    Excellent Customer Service!  This will be our third year using AVS Elevator Service.  A couple of years ago we were frantically trying to locate a company to repair our wheelchair lift.  (The previous company was no longer in business.)  Thankfully we found AVS Elevator.  Both Frank and Dennis came out the same day, located the problem immediately and made the repairs. We were back in business!  Their promptness, courtesy and knowledge are also a plus.
    Vinson Properties LLC

Commercial Elevator Costs

While thinking about modernizing a commercial elevator system, most business people and property owners always consider the costs. Although the initial investment might prove a bit pricey, you cannot afford to overlook the fact that a reliably updated elevator will end up saving you money in the long run.

Consider the following:

a) Repairs

Old lifts tend to break down on the regular. This means that you constantly have to spend money to get them back to working condition. With a commercial elevator upgrade, this issue will be minimized or brought to a standstill – saving you a lot of money in the process.

b) Risks

If your elevator system is old and cranky, there’s always the risk that people could get injured. In case this happens and you are sued for damages, you might end up being found guilty. The result: you will have to pay the injured party/parties tidy sums of money that could put you out of business.

c) Energy

In terms of energy consumption, an upgraded commercial elevator requires much less to operate efficiently. One of the reasons why so many property owners are coming to AVS Elevator for an upgrade actually revolves around the energy-efficiency that a new system provides.

You will see the validity of this point when you read through various reviews of Smartrise, MCE, SnapCab, and of FabCab –the leading manufacturers of the top quality parts for commercial elevators we use in our lift upgrade service.

Over and above everything else, taking advantage of the commercial elevator update services from AVS will not only ensure your building runs smoothly, it will also save you on many other associated costs – such as the ones listed above.


To find out more, talk to one of our elevator technicians, to schedule an inspection of your elevator system, or to place a request for a commercial elevator upgrade service quotation, please call us today through 503-876-3696.