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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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How To Choose The Perfect Elevator For Your Home

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Learn how to choose the perfect elevator for your home.

You may have come to a point in your life where you are having difficulty traveling around your home.  If you or a family member has a mobility issue that prevents you from navigating throughout your home, then an elevator is the perfect solution.  Preferred Elevator offers a wide range of elevators for any type of home.  You should follow these simple tips if you are in the market for a residential elevator.

All About Size

One of the most important factors when it comes to choosing an elevator is the size of the elevator cab and hoistway.  National elevator code limits cab size to 15 square feet, with the average size being three feet wide by four or five feet deep.  The size of your hoistway and elevator will depend on the location it is installed in your home.  A typical hoistway is about 52 inches deep by 57 to 69 inches wide.  Your home should have a pit that is either in the foundation of your home or the basement.

Location Is Key

An important aspect of choosing a residential elevator is deciding where you want to build the hoistway. Preferred Elevator can provide you with sample drawings and a planning guide so you and your contractor can decide the best location for the hoistway and elevator to be installed.

Test It Out

It is important that your ride in a home elevator and know how to operate one before you purchase one.  If someone you know has a home elevator, then it is best to ask them if you may have a test ride.  It is also good to go to an elevator showroom and try out some models.  You also want to look in the hoistway and control room so that you know how everything works.

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 your 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