WHO ARE WE?
SERVING OUR CUSTOMERS FOR OVER 45 YEARS!
Kirkwood Elevators is proud to be a family-owned and operated business, with our head office located in the central Okanagan. We have been actively servicing our customers since 1971 and have participated in various CSA code committees which are responsible for writing the standards for manufacture and installation of elevating devices. Until moving to Peachland, Roberta Kirkwood was a member of the Elevator Safety Advisory Committee for the province of British Columbia as well as a member of the appeals board. She has since been reappointed to the Safety Advisory Board. Unlike many other elevator-providers in the region, Kirkwood Elevators is licensed and registered with the provincial authorities for elevating devices in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon, and the N.W.T. In addition to these licenses, we also hold elevator mechanic licenses for Ontario as well as the states of Washington and Oregon. These licenses act to ensure that we perform each and every installation to the highest standards of safety and quality.
As part of their extensive experience in the elevator business, Dwight and Roberta Kirkwood owned and operated a successful company in the lower mainland, manufacturing and installing elevating devices from 1971 to 1991. In 1991, they sold their manufacturing company to Concord Elevators Inc. based in Ontario, but still remained very involved in Concord Elevators by taking on the lead roles of vice president and regional sales manager. In 1999, they decided to relocate to the interior and establish what has become Kirkwood Elevators LTD.
All of our equipment is non-proprietary, which means that once an elevator/lift is installed, any licensed elevator-contractor can service it – you are not “locked into” a service-contract with any one service-provider.
Kirkwood Elevators has installed units as far south as Puerto Vallarta, as far north as Fort McPherson, Y.T., and as distant as Anguilla in the British West Indies. Dwight Kirkwood, the president and C.E.O., has also been instrumental in performing on-site training for many dealers across North America.
At Kirkwood Elevators, we have the freedom to search the world market to find the equipment that exactly fits your needs, and we are not locked into the products of any sole manufacturer. During the past 40 years, we have installed units from the simplest of stairway lifts to the most gorgeous custom units. Our client-list includes such well-known names as Bryan Adams, Peter Toigo, Mr. & Mrs. Griffiths, and Mr. & Mrs. Illich to name but a few. Should you feel that you would prefer more personal references, we would be most pleased to provide you with the names of several clients for whom we have supplied recent and local installations.
Should you choose Kirkwood Elevators, we will work closely with you to ensure that the installation is completed smoothly and efficiently, and we are confident you will be pleased with your final product.
We look forward to meeting with you and hope that we can look forward to working together in the near future.