About Nationwide Lifts

Nationwide Lifts manufactures and supplies a complete elevator and lift product line for residential and commercial needs.

Founded in 2003, Nationwide Lifts has a network of corporate offices, franchises, and affiliates across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to deliver high-quality products and exceptional customer service in an industry that we truly care about.

With innovative products such as glass elevators, birdcage elevators, and custom elevators, Nationwide Lifts is likely to have a solution for you. If we don’t currently have a product that’s right for your needs in our product line, we are prepared to explore new ideas. We love a challenge!

Nationwide Lifts is a proud member of the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) and the Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers Association (AEMA), and we’re accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Our History

With three generations of elevator mechanics in the family, Andy Darnley and his brother Tom were very familiar with the elevator industry. In 2003, Andy and Tom launched Nationwide Lifts to serve the residential elevator market.

Andy Darnley has an electrical engineering degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and sales and marketing experience from working in Silicon Valley. Building on this foundation, he worked to make Nationwide Lifts both well-known and well-regarded, reaching thousands of people and providing excellent service that contributed to the company’s growth. In a short time, the company was installing residential elevators as well as commercial products across the country.

In 2004, the company continued its growth through franchises. There are currently franchise offices in California, Illinois, Texas, Massachusetts, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, and Minnesota. The company’s corporate offices are located in New York, Florida, and southern California.

In 2014, Nationwide Lifts continued growing through its Affiliate Program. Affiliates are seasoned elevator companies that teamed up with Nationwide Lifts to provide a common product line. You will find experienced affiliates across the United States and Canada.

In the early days, Nationwide Lifts was strictly a distributor of elevator and lift products, but over time, the company helped bring new products to the market by working with startups. For instance, the Jeeves dumbwaiter line comes from a company formed by Andy Darnley and Scott Allen (a former Nationwide Lifts employee), and our glass elevator products come from a startup company that Nationwide Lifts nurtured for many years.

In 2017, Nationwide Lifts transitioned into manufacturing as well. The Freedom Series elevators are now a Nationwide Lifts manufactured product. Our birdcage elevators are also manufactured by Nationwide Lifts, and more exciting products are always on the horizon.