Emergency Evacuation of Passengers in Stalled Elevators

Emergency Evacuation

Recently, one of our own was in the right place at the right time during an emergency. Keith Gaut, our Mobile, AL Field Supervisor, recently took a trip, and while at the airport, a child became trapped inside the airport elevator. Keith was able to quickly and safely extract the child. Here is the story […]


home elevator

So, you’re considering a home elevator installation.  The process happens to be both smoother and less costly if an elevator is purchased as part of the original construction.  However, adding an elevator to an existing structure is a great deal more in reach than most would imagine.  Whether for new or existing homes, residential elevators […]

Hydraulic Jack Replacement: Why and How?

hydraulic jack replacement

For those with hydraulic elevators, the replacement of a hydraulic jack can be a lengthy and expensive process.  However, it is becoming decidedly more rare given changing techniques and the imposition of new codes.  Here we try to give an overview of what is at play here and the evolution of the procedures for dealing […]

Elevator Fire Service Part 1: The Key Switch

Elevator Fire Service

Have you ever seen a red key switch in the hall? The one that says, “FIRE SERVICE,” “OFF,” “ON,” and “BYPASS”? Have you ever wondered what it does? We’ll tell you! First, let’s talk about fire service, what it is and what its purpose is. The first-ever fire service rule was added to the code […]

Perception is Reality – Why Elevator Cosmetics Matter

perception is reality

I’m sure we all realize that perception affects how we experience reality.  As in so many things, this is quite true when it comes to elevators. In today’s installment, I would like to speak mostly to elevator owners and not necessarily the riding public. First Impressions The first thing the public sees when entering the lobby […]

Elevator Technicians – Who Are They Really?

elevator technicians

In the age of paranoia, fear, and mistrust, everyone likes to know the people around us. So if you are in a commercial office building, you see a person standing in the lobby and think to yourself, who are they? What in the world are they doing hanging around the elevators? Well, it’s likely to […]

Elevator Modernization: Why Upgrade?


I don’t know about you, but I love classic cars. The 69 Dodge Daytona Charger stands as my all-time favorite! The 68 Oldsmobile 442 is a close second. But you know what I don’t like? Classic elevators!   Not all Classics are Collector’s Items If you Google when elevators were invented, you can see they […]

Stuck In An Elevator? What To Do

Stuck in an elevator

  What should you do if you’re stuck in an elevator? Should you stay put or try to get out? Let’s look at a few scenarios and see what’s best.   Scenario One: Are You Really Stuck? You are running late and haven’t had that joyous first cup of coffee.  You are also on the […]

Month in Review: December 2021

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Our Bagby Elevator team loves to get together to celebrate holidays. Here is a team shot from our Dallas Christmas Party! They had a fish fry prepped and cooked by our Branch Manager David Hutton. We are so thankful for this amazing crew and know they had an amazing time.   Question & Answer  We […]