Stanley Elevator has been operating on the principles of honesty, reliability, and personal service since our first elevator installation in 1951. The world has changed a lot since 1951, but one thing that has not changed is our commitment to providing our customers with honest service they can rely upon.
How It All Started
St. Anselm’s College asks Irving M. Stanley to install an elevator in the college’s administration building. Stanley installed the elevator and made a higher profit than expected. Stanley, in a conversation with Father John Lynch, St. Anselm’s Business Manager, offered to return a portion of the money to the college. Father John Lynch suggested the funds be used as seed money to start a new company. This was the beginning of Stanley Elevator Company, Inc.
Becoming a Rotary Lift Distributor
Irving Stanley, along with sons Warren, Bill, and Richard, approach Rotary Lift Company (later Dover Corporation) to become an authorized dealer in Maine and New Hampshire. Stanley Elevator installs its first Rotary Lift passenger elevator in the fall of 1954.
Representing Dover Elevator
Rotary Lift Company is split into two divisions by Dover Corporation. The name Rotary Lift lives on through automobile lifting equipment, while Dover Elevator Corporation becomes responsible for freight and passenger elevators. Stanley Elevator begins installing Dover Elevator equipment in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
Servicing all of New England
Dover Corporation takes over new elevator sales in the Boston high-rise market. Stanley Elevator retains its current territory of Maine, New Hampshire, northeastern Massachusetts for new elevator installations. Even today, Stanley still services, repairs, and modernizes elevators within greater Boston and all throughout the New England area.
Upgrading our Headquarters
Stanley Elevator moves its headquarters from Pine Street Extension in Nashua, NH to a new facility on Henry Clay Drive in Merrimack, NH.
ThyssenKrupp buys Dover Elevator
ThyssenKrupp purchases the elevator division of Dover Corporation. Stanley Elevator begins installing ThyssenKrupp equipment manufactured in Tennessee and Mississippi.
First MRL Installation
Stanley Elevator completes its first machine room-less elevator installation in Bangor, Maine. Our expertise and ability to install this new technology makes us a key player in the market for energy efficient elevator solutions.
Stanley Upgrades Our Maine Facility
Stanley Elevator opens a new office/warehouse facility on Apple Road in Lewiston Maine. The Lewiston facility will help us provide an even better service to our customers across the State of Maine.
Stanley Turns 60
Stanley Elevator celebrates its 60th anniversary thanks to the many employees and customers who have remained loyal to our organization through the years… Read More
Field Service Goes Electronic
Stanley Elevator, in partnership with Key2Act, rolls out Mobiletech for all field personnel. Mobiletech allows Stanley to capture service call data electronically, view and analyze history in real-time, and provide immediate call resolution information to customers.
Stanley decides to expand it’s Merrimack facility to help make the logistics operation more efficient.