Small Business Storage Lifts

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Storage Lifts for Small Businesses

Versa Lift Model 24 has a 15.3 cubic foot, 200 lb. lifting capacity.  The lifting platform is 20-3/4" x 44". For all Specifications, Rough-In Guide, Installation Guide and Owners Manual click on "Manuals" on the menu bar above.

This is a 10 minute High Level overview of an actual install. Read the installation manual to understand the entire process, and feel free to call one of our  engineers if you have questions.

Go to the MANUALS SECTION of this website for the appropriate model.

 

Light Commercial Storage Lift Installations


Perfect for Their Small Business

Our primary question in the beginning was, should a residential garage attic lift be used for light industrial use? Most of the time a question like this is posed in an effort to save money, as the residential versions are typically less expensive than an industrial version. While weight capacity is an initial concern, there are other aspects that have to be considered as well. As we researched and thought about it, we realized that we would not always be moving that much weight anyway, thus the Versalift turned out to be the right choice.

A residential lift may meet the weight capacity requirements for a business, and in some cases, such as an office that requires file storage in an overhead area it may be appropriate. That said, it is wise to check in with the local code laws. Some areas disallow the use of any residential components in a business environment. This is based on the idea that industrial equipment is built to a greater level of strength. Of course, this will depend entirely on the manufacturer. In theory it sounds right but in practice it might not be.

Safety codes are set in place to protect both the employee and the employer or business owner. If there is no standard requirement for such equipment, some businesses function perfectly well with the use of a residential lift while others do not. In our case, we were able to use a Versalift, no problem.

These lifts are not intended to carry people, and the inappropriate use of one may lead to injury. Often, managers and bosses do not know whether or not a lift system is a residential version or an industrial version. Most industrial versions of garage attic lifts are also not intended to carry people, either. An accident that leads to injury on an industrial lift is less likely to cause legal ramifications than one caused on a residential lift used in a small industrial environment.

The lower cost of a residential lift system is still a significant temptation. A strong, well built system is likely to run for decades without any real issues. We found this unit to fit the bill, and was easy to install and operate. And I don’t know how many medical bills we have saved since installing the unit, but I know our folks are a whole lot happier!

Fred Harvey
General Manager
Metro Mercedes & Volvo


Trophy Shop Uses Versa Lift for Stock Management

This unit was purchased from a leading Awards and Trophies company in Australia. They use it to bring their stock upstairs and down.

 


Small Business Storage Management

I am an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP). I formed my business, Stage Right Designs LLC, 5 years ago and have slowly amassed a large amount of inventory. I have resisted the temptation to rent offsite storage space and have struggled with keeping it in my garage, basement and every other nook and cranny I could capture in our house. One day I was reading The Handyman magazine (one of my favorites) and found your ad in the back of the magazine. I couldn't wait to show my husband when he got home from work that night. The answer to my dreams!

We ordered and installed the two story smaller version. It is installed in our 2 story foyer and takes my inventory to the attic with a push of a button! I have shared the video with many colleagues and friends. To a person they are totally blown away by the product and so am I! THANK YOU! You have saved my life and my back!

DeRuyter

Atlanta, GA

     


Home Office Solution

I operate a small business out of the upstairs area in my home, Buying & Re-Selling Disposable Medical Supplies on both eBay & Amazon --- On many days, I receive 3-5 boxes of items that will be added to my on-hand Inventory.  I am 65 years of age, & making multiple trips up & down the stairs in my home, has become increasingly difficult.  

 This VersaLift has completely resolved a problematic situation for me.  Now, I can load multiple boxes onto the Lift, raise them up into my attic & be able to retrieve them from the upstairs area of my home.  

 Additionally, I have also used this Lift (on more than one occasion), to lower down multiple packages that need to be shipped out... Again, this is much easier than navigating the stairs while carrying these items.  

 I am very pleased with this VersaLift, in every possible way... Thank you!

 McGee SC

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Medical Office Uses

Being a small business owner of a solo private practice, my office does not have a lot of storage space other than our attic. Having to carry heavy patient charts and unused furniture, up a pull down ladder, is the least bit easy. Now that I have my Versalift installed, I can get just about anything into the attic effortlessly and efficiently. 

Thank you,

Rebecca Farinas, M.D. 
Jacksonville, FL


Community Organizations

We now have our VersaLift installed and operating. Everyone is so happy with the lift. The ease of use of the lift is amazing. No more carrying boxes up and down the stairs. Safety increased. time saved. We are so appreciative of your support in this project. we will certainly send anyone your way who may be looking for a unit such as yours.

Philomath Community Services

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Museum Artifacts Management

Hello, Just got my versa lift installed. I am sending a picture. This is the first versa lift I have ever seen or as a matter of fact the first anyone has ever seen up here in Northern Maine. I had to wait to have it installed. But it was well worth the wait. We followed the instruction in the manual and it was not too complicated to install. The Versa lift works as advertised and I know I will enjoy using it. I am a senior citizen and going up and down the stairs carrying totes and boxes was becoming difficult. It has made that chore so much easier.

C. Hospers
North Richland Hills. TX

www.vintageflyingmuseum.org


Carpenters & Builders Love Versa Lift Attic Lifts

I am a builder in San Antonio and ordered the lift to be installed in my personal home that was under construction. Attached, you will find several pictures of the lift in my conditioned attic. I had my trim carpenter install the lift. Never before had he done an installation like this, but he got it completed in just two to three hours. It works great and perfect for lifting the holiday boxes from the garage to attic and back. In addition, I appreciate you working with me when I initially ordered the wrong unit. You were very professional and the exchange was expedited quickly. I will not hesitate to recommend this system to my clients.

J. McNair
San Antonio, TX

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Our customer is thrilled

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your help with the Versalift 32 MH.

Shipping to Bellingham UPS worked out very well.

The lift assembled easily and we didn't need the base ceiling cover because of the way we installed the lift. As you can see from the pics, we framed a tunnel for the lift to ride in with upper and lower switches. We will be installing scissor gates on the upper and lower openings once they are fabricated.

Our customer is thrilled with the way it operates and the saving on effort by the elderly volunteers is a blessing.

Thanks again for your help.

J. Lyall
Bellingham, WA

               
                   
       


Community Groups

Our office has an attic that is above a drop ceiling. As such, the attic ladder is very tall, and there has always been a concern with employees and volunteers having to use that ladder to carry items to and from the attic. Additionally, there is a strain on the ladder, which has had to be repaired several times. After researching several options, we came upon the Versalift. This would be exactly what we needed. The problem, however, was placement and the drop ceiling.

Our contractor had planned to remove some ceiling tiles and have the lift recessed into the ceiling to meet the floor of the attic. However, we discovered that the Versalift had springs with a floor that would cover the opening. By using the spring system, we were able to maintain the appearance of the ceiling and install the Versalift in our attic.

The Versalift was the best answer to our needs, and is saving a great deal of time and energy for all of us. Additionally, it is a much safer alternative to carrying heavy boxes and other items up a very tall ladder.

Carol Keating
Association Manager
Glenwood Community Association, Inc.