Nominated for 2019 Best Canadian Contractor

Federal Elevator is proud for the Ellie nomination in the category of Best Contractor - Canada. This our second time being nominated for this award ceremony with only 4 other companies. The Ellies is an awards program run by Elevator World, the only international publication that focusses Read More

Aug 07, 2019

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Elevator Manufacturing Plant

We have over 30 years experience in low to mid-rise home and commercial elevator, making Federal Elevator a a trusted provider in the elevator industry. We often upgrade our state-of-the-art manufacturing plant to help us deliver the quality elevators our clients have come to expect from us. All home Read More

Jun 26, 2019

Federal Elevator Home Elevator

How a home elevator can help you age-in-place

Aging baby boomers will become a significant demographic in North America within the near future. The typical boomer is active, financially independent and most have the desire to continue living in the homes that they worked hard to maintain. Many are modifying their existing home to help them adapt to Read More

Jun 05, 2019

What is an Elevator Machine Room?

Firstly, What is The Machine Room?! The Machine room is an area set aside for the elevator equipment and consists of the Controller, 2 electrical disconnects and the pump unit. The Controller is a series of relays to help the elevator run, think of it as the brain. The Read More

Jun 04, 2019

Home Elevator Fascia

Home Elevator Finishing Tip – Fascia

Is your home elevator height lower than your door heights? Hide the elevator equipment from sight by adding a fascia at the top part of the door frame. The fascia should be added at the time that your contractor installs the door frames on every level (schedule this after elevator Read More

Jun 03, 2019

The Controller

The controller is located in your machine room. Think of the controller as the elevator’s brain. The controller is a series of relays, electronic components and a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) that work together to help the elevator run smoothly and safely. All of the elevator’s functions and travel are controlled Read More

Jun 01, 2017

Home Elevator Bi-Fold Doors

FEDERAL FEATURE IN FOCUS – Bi-parting Doors

This is one of the several door opening options that Federal Elevator offers. Bi-parting doors are a great option for the client who is looking for a modern and elegant entrance to their elevator. They are finished in a brushed stainless steel and are fully automatic. Bi-parting doors are widely Read More

Jul 11, 2016

How much does one of these things cost anyway?

One of the first questions I almost always get asked after I tell people that I work for an elevator company is, “How much do one of those things cost anyway?!”. A residential elevator can cost you from about $20,000 to upwards of $40,000 depending on layout and finishes. The Read More

Jun 09, 2016

FEDERAL FEATURE IN FOCUS – 3-Speed Car and Hall Entrance

When deciding on door options for your elevator, our 3-speed car and hall entrance (applicable to residential and commercial projects) is the contemporary choice.  This fully automated option gives the elevator a sleek look. Don't want to sacrifice space to have this feature? No problem, we can work with you Read More

Jun 09, 2016

On our way to Tampa, NAEC here we come!

Here is a photo of our crate awaiting for the shipper to pick up. The crate has now gone and Alan and I are next to go on Monday afternoon. The National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) 64th Annual Fall Conference takes place in Tampa from September 22 – 26. Read More

Jun 08, 2016

Safety Features Included in our Residential Elevators

A common inquiry that we receive from potential clients is: "What safety features are included in my residential elevator?". This is an important question as unlike commercial elevators, residential elevators in Ontario and in most North American jurisdictions are not required to meet any specific code and are not required Read More

Jun 08, 2016

Preparing Your Home for an Elevator Install

So you have decided to include a residential elevator and you contacted us for a quote, you may be wondering what the next steps are. While Federal Elevator will provide you with a quality residential elevator, we are do not provide you with the hoistway that will enclose the elevator. Read More

Jun 08, 2016