Cleveland & NE Ohio Ameriglide & Harmar Stairlifts

Cleveland & NE Ohio Ameriglide & Harmar Stairlifts

Ameriglide Rave 2 Stairlift
Ameriglide Rave 2 Stairlift

Our NE Ohio Stairlift Service

Clevelanders & NE Ohio! Call for your free, instant, no-hassle stairlift estimate! No home visit required! Lifetime warranty on some models.

We are a local family-owned business, there for you throughout the entire process. The family member who quoted you will be the one to visit to verify your quote, demonstrate the rail placement & clarify questions. Furthermore, they will be there on your installation and quick to answer any questions after the sale. No 3rd parties, so there’s no “he said / she said drama.”

As for quality, we offer two brands. Our RAVE 2 is a “store brand” Harmar SL600 Pinnacle stairlift that is made in the USA for Ameriglide. And according to Retirement Living, Harmar stairlifts have ranked among the top stair lifts in the industry over the last 5 years. More importantly, our RAVE2 is priced at about 20% less than the SL600.

We are also proud to offer the Legacy II, a basic straight stairlift made by Staying Home Corp. While the Legacy may not have all the “bells & whistles” of the Rave2, it’s lower price point and Lifetime Warranty (except batteries & labor), make it attractive to buyers just wanting to get up and down their stairs safely.
So if you’re just now starting your stairlift investigation, become a wiser buyer by clicking on our Stairlift 101 page and Cost & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) buttons below.

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How Our Stair Lift Business Evolved

Several years ago, we recognized stair lifts to be a complimentary addition to our senior home safe-proofing services. After an extended period of visiting dealers, comparing options and studying internet reviews and customer complaints, we arrived at several conclusions 1:

  1. For the most part, stairlifts are all pretty much identical.
    • All new stairlifts sold in the US are subject to meet the same government regulations regarding load, speed, safety, etc. requirements.
    • Aside from some optional features, all stair lifts are pretty much the same 2.
  2. The disconnect in the supply chain (sale-installation-servicing) is the biggest consumer complaint with many stair lift companies.
    • Brick & mortar stair lift dealers have declined over the past 10 years.
    • Many stair lift companies use the internet to channel inquiries into a central call center.
    • Call center inquiries are passed off to an area sales rep, who is only paid on a sale. Once the contract is signed, you are the “sale,” not necessarily a client.
    • Orders are then passed over to a third party subcontractor (oftentimes a handyman) for scheduling and installation.
    • Once the subcontractor is done, he bills the third party. Where is his allegiance?
    • Who along this process has a real commitment to you?
  3. Most units run without major problems for years when:
    • Operated properly (not exceeding the unit’s load capacity) and,
    • Maintained regularly (track cleaned and lubricated).
  4. We needed control over the entire supply chain process (sales, installation and service) to provide the level of quality and customer satisfaction required to be successful in the stair lift industry.

After our investigation, we decided to specialize on straight-rail stairlifts made by Harmar, as they were a highly rated US made stairlifts in the market according to Retirement Living. Further investigations revealed that Ameriglide’s Rave was a private label lift of the Harmar SL600 and were price for about 25% less.

And while Ameriglide is marketed as a DIY stairlift retailer, we applied as for FULL-SERVICE dealership status. By being a full-service family business, we can assure you that the person with whom you speak with during the sale, will also be part of your installation team and will always be available for any post-sale inquires and support.

1 Conclusions based on reviewers’ comments regarding the stairlift’s performance while excluding those not related to the unit itself such as:

  1. Lack of Post Sales Support - e.g. information break-downs regarding order status, delivery & installation timing, as well voids in post installation support.
  2. “Installers from Hell” - e.g. unprofessional; inexperienced or rude installers who made the homeowner uncomfortable.
  3. DIY Installers Tended to Bring a Brand’s Overall Ratings Down. When DIY’ers found instructions incomplete and/or call-in support lacking or slow, they tended to post negative comments. Postings such as “Lift didn’t work properly” or “Plugged it in and nothing happened”, were unclear as to whether the unit, the instructions or the DIY’er was at fault.

2 Mobility Basics, 2017

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 For a no-hassle estimate, please call Jim at: 440-667-8827.