Connecticut Elevator Oligopoly Gives Vets a Lift

Published: Thu Jan 19 2017

Torrington, CT—Local small business owners and philanthropists, Steve Roth and Paul Farnsworth of Elevator Service Company, Inc of Torrington, CT, have the honor of participating in a new program surrounding Veterans in the mobility world. According to the 2014 US Census, more than 1 million Veterans were reported to have a disability rating of 70 % or higher.

"A Lift for a Vet" program, funded entirely by donation, allows the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IEUC) to buy and install vertical transportation equipment for veterans for the better use of their homes.

"Elevator Service Company follows the ‘A Lift for a Vet’ mission to provide the means to an independent life to as many veterans as possible. Through ESCO’s resources, we make ‘A Lift for a Vet’ possible."
-Steve Roth

Elevator Service Company (ESCO) is a licensed elevator installer in the state of Connecticut. Located in downtown Torrington, satellite offices include Bridgeport and Waterbury, with field offices in Groton and Greenwich .

Elevator Service Company has been highly regarded in the community and has been named winner of many awards including "Business of the Year" for 2015 and 2016 by the Home Builder’s and Remodeler’s Association. Other awards include Elevator World Magazine’s Photo Contest Winner for 2015, as well as multiple HOBI (Home Building Industry) awards.

Elevator Service Company Inc., located at 47 Water Street in Torrington specializes in vertical transportation for both residential, commercial, and municipal buildings, as well as homes. Elevator Service Company Inc. was established in 1948 and is licensed in Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. 80% of their business is in residences. Vertical transportation solutions for residential applications provided by Elevator Service Company Inc. include, but are not limited to, stair chairs , residential wheelchair lifts, vertical platform lifts, residential inclined platform lifts, residential dumbwaiters, conventional residential elevators, and pneumatic vacuum elevators. Products for commercial application include commercial elevators, commercial dumbwaiters , commercial inclined wheelchair lifts, commercial vertical platform lifts, material lifts.

Elevators are hugely beneficial in a residence for improving quality of life and drastically increasing the value of a home.

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