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COVID-19 Notice

Preferred Elevator would like to assure our customers that we are taking all necessary steps to do our part in flattening the curve of COVID-19. We have developed a “No Family Contact” process for service, repairs and installations. Our Mechanic, who will be wearing a mask and gloves, will call you when we are at your front door and will discuss the issues or concerns you have with your unit. Our customer can then unlock the door, but there is no need to further greet the Mechanic or be present for the service, repair or installation. Please feel free to move to another part of the home while we are working. Final payment can be left for technician or can be done over the phone with our office.
We greatly appreciate your business during this time.

Ken Gough


Elevators installed with more than 4 inches of “gap space” between the hoistway doors and the elevator car doors can pose a serious safety risk. Children may become entrapped in the space and could be seriously injured or killed. This risk can be reduced with the proper installation of space guards at each floor.

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3 Tips To Choosing A Residential Dumbwaiter To Meet Your Needs


Learn how to choose the best dumbwaiter for your home.

When it comes to transporting items throughout your home, you might need assistance depending on the size of your home and mobility issues affecting you or your family.  A dumbwaiter is a perfect solution for any homeowner that has difficulty transporting various items through their home.  If you are in the midst of choosing a dumbwaiter for your place, it has the potential to be an overwhelming process.  Luckily there are a few simple tips you should follow when choosing the perfect dumbwaiter for your home.

Home Constraints

One of the most important things to determine when choosing a dumbwaiter is to know if it is possible to install the structure in your home.  There are a variety of factors that could impact installing a dumbwaiter into your place of living.  Are there any obstructions in your home that would prevent a dumbwaiter from traveling vertically from floor to floor?  Do you have at least four square feet of space to build a hoistway?  These questions need to be answered before you can move on to the installation process.

What Will It Lift?

The weight of the items you want to carry and transport throughout your home will determine the size of your dumbwaiter.  You should know what specific items you will want your dumbwaiter to carry, such as laundry or groceries.  A typical residential dumbwaiter can carry between 100 to 200 pounds, so keep that in mind when choosing your transportation system.

Travel Height

Before installing a residential dumbwaiter, you need to determine where in your home you want the structure to travel to and the exact height it will take to get to that destination.  Most residential dumbwaiters can travel anywhere from 30 to 50 feet.

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For 11 years, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of our equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.


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    Preferred Elevator

    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
    • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Business Hours:
      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
    • MHIC #123888
    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
    • DC License #ELC1300867