Often Imitated, Never Duplicated. Exclusive & Different. Exclusive and Different

Humble Beginnings

1994

Our CEO, Les Katz (B.Bus. CPA) left an accounting career at Price Waterhouse at age 25 to take a job as Operations Manager at the Multi-National, Schindler Lifts in Sydney.  As a commercial lift company, Schindler sold to building specialists like architects, builders, and engineering consultants.

1996
Les and a small crew of 3 started a company installing commercial and access lifts.  Houses were $120,000 and lifts were $120,000.  The home lift market did not exist.

2002
AS1735.18 – 2002 passenger lifts for the private residence was released, a new market segment was born.  House prices were rising and home lifts were wanted.

2003
The home lift concept started to take off.  Lift Shop made it easier and cheaper to get a great value lift for your home.  A specialist consultant to assist with the purchase was no longer required.

The idea of Lift Shop was that you could walk into a showroom for a lift and buy one, easily, and with confidence in a consumer-friendly environment.

2006 – 2012
Lift Shop won 5 BRW fast-growth awards in a row, numerous design awards, and grew. Lift shop opened offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Los Angeles (2012).

2012 – Today
Lift Shop is the market leader and sales have grown every year.  Lift Shop employs more than 150 people,  has 6 sales offices (Canberra 2021) on 2 continents, and manufactures in Italy and the UK.  Quality home lifts start at $30,000 and house prices are in the millions.

Humble Beginnings

1994

Our CEO, Les Katz (B.Bus. CPA) left an accounting career at Price Waterhouse at age 25 to take a job as Operations Manager at the Multi-National, Schindler Lifts in Sydney.  As a commercial lift company, Schindler sold to building specialists like architects, builders, and engineering consultants.

1996
Les and a small crew of 3 started a company installing commercial and access lifts.  Houses were $120,000 and lifts were $120,000.  The home lift market did not exist.

2002
AS1735.18 – 2002 passenger lifts for the private residence was released, a new market segment was born.  House prices were rising and home lifts were wanted.

2003
The home lift concept started to take off.  Lift Shop made it easier and cheaper to get a great value lift for your home.  A specialist consultant to assist with the purchase was no longer required.

The idea of Lift Shop was that you could walk into a showroom for a lift and buy one, easily, and with confidence in a consumer-friendly environment.

2006 – 2012
Lift Shop won 5 BRW fast-growth awards in a row, numerous design awards, and grew. Lift shop opened offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Los Angeles (2012).

2012 – Today
Lift Shop is the market leader and sales have grown every year.  Lift Shop employs more than 150 people,  has 6 sales offices (Canberra 2021) on 2 continents, and manufactures in Italy and the UK.  Quality home lifts start at $30,000 and house prices are in the millions.

Serving Many Masters

We pay tribute to the geniuses of building and home design.

We exist to serve the Architects, Builders and Designers who demand wonderful home elevators to complement their creations!

Their desires:

  • Everything works the way it is planned, designed, reliably and safely.
  • No call backs after the home is built.
  • A proven and reliable system, that delivers on time and on budget
  • The finished lift equals what was agreed and expected.

We appreciate your requirements which is why Lift Shop is the first choice and market leader for new home visionaries.

We are already in some of the most luxurious homes in Australia, California and Nevada. Our abilities to deliver is proven.

We like to think the building greats of the past would have used us too!

We look forward to meeting with you and working for you.

Serving Many Masters

We pay tribute to the geniuses of building and home design.

We exist to serve the Architects, Builders and Designers who demand wonderful home elevators to complement their creations!

Their desires:

  • Everything works the way it is planned, designed, reliably and safely.
  • No call backs after the home is built.
  • A proven and reliable system, that delivers on time and on budget
  • The finished lift equals what was agreed and expected.

We appreciate your requirements which is why Lift Shop is the first choice and market leader for new home visionaries.

We are already in some of the most luxurious homes in Australia, California and Nevada. Our abilities to deliver is proven.

We like to think the building greats of the past would have used us too!

We look forward to meeting with you and working for you.

Google Reviews

It is easy to find out the truth about potential suppliers.

Buyers take reviews seriously and suppliers actively engage with clients on this forum.

To find reviews, type the supplier name and reviews into Google.

Impressive Showrooms

It is a serious decision. 

Educated clients are aware of the many different home lifts on the market. They test products before committing.

Lift Shop’s showrooms are the best in the niche’. They are a comfortable environment to explore options, try the different size cabins, and ride the different drive systems.

When spending $32,000+ you need confidence, which is not possible from an image or a brochure.

Visit a showroom before you make your home lift investment.

Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane
Perth – Canberra – Los Angeles

 

Impressive Showrooms

It is a serious decision.

Educated clients are aware of the many different home lifts on the market. They test products before committing.

Lift Shop’s showrooms are the best in the niche’. They are a comfortable environment to explore options, try the different size cabins, and ride the different drive systems.

When spending $32,000+ you need confidence, which is not possible from an image or a brochure.

Visit a showroom before you make your home lift investment.

Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane
Perth – Los Angeles

Long Term Relationship

Your home lift supplier is a member of your personal services team.  It’s a  relationship.

Lift Shop clients buy more than a lift, they get the full-service experience.

The relationship starts with meeting the designers in the showrooms before you commit. Our designers assist to create the right lift, personalized to your requirements.

Detailed drawings are prepared by the engineers of your lift, who manufacture it in Italy once approved.

The construction support team, site managers and installation teams will assist in site preparation, then ship your lift to site and install it at the agreed time.

The service department provides 24/7 support after that with lifetime parts coverage available.

At Lift Shop you are cared for before, during, and after the installation process.
It’s more than just a lift, it’s a winning process, that creates a great relationship. (see reviews online)

Long Term Relationship

 

Your home lift supplier is a member of your personal services team.  It’s a  relationship.

Lift Shop clients buy more than a lift, they get the full-service experience.  

The relationship starts with meeting the designers in the showrooms before you commit. Our designers assist to create the right lift, personalized to your requirements.

Detailed drawings are prepared by the engineers of your lift, who manufacture it in Italy once approved.

The construction support team, site managers and installation teams will assist in site preparation, then ship your lift to site and install it at the agreed time.

The service department provides 24/7 support after that with lifetime parts coverage available.

At Lift Shop you are cared for before, during, and after the installation process.
It’s more than just a lift, it’s a winning process, that creates a great relationship. (see reviews online) 

Efficiencies  = Savings to The Client

The Formula

Quality Lift Machinery 
Premium components, proper  testing procedures, proven history, stable manufacturing supply chain and great design

Large Volumes 
Lift Shop sells more lifts than the other lift company. Our freight efficiencies and buying power equal lower costs. 

Costs
Shared by 6 x offices, >750 new sales a year, and thousands of routine service clients. Because efficiency makes a difference.

Skills
Staff training and great pay for talent

Properly capitalised
No debt

No Hidden Extras
Industries biggest complaint and biggest waste of time.  So we avoid it.  It’s not worth it.

The Wow Factor

Lift Shop created most of the innovations found in the modern home lift.  As the leader, Lift Shop introduced:

  • Incredible safety features (e.g. in-cabin self-rescue)
  • Technological advances (like the electric drive)
  • Hotel-style glass shafts
  • Amazing Italian lifts

Lift Shop is the first choice for new home creators with a desire to make the property stand out.  (Or POP as they say at the LA office)

The lifts are found in a range of homes, from those that are like private hotels to the homes being planned for the future.  Future-proofing means a lift with a 40-year life span, so you don’t have to leave a bedroom downstairs or move.  

Will you be the first taker?
“A free lift from Lift Shop, in exchange for 50% of the increase in the value of your home from the lift.  (Independent valuation required.  Does not apply to the Q1)” 

 

The Wow Factor

Lift Shop created most of the innovations found in the modern home lift.  As the leader, Lift Shop introduced:

  • Incredible safety features (e.g. in-cabin self-rescue)
  • Technological advances (like the electric drive)
  • Hotel-style glass shafts
  • Amazing Italian lifts

Lift Shop is the first choice for new home creators with a desire to make the property stand out.  (Or POP as they say at the LA office)

The lifts are found in a range of homes, from those that are like private hotels to the homes being planned for the future.  Future-proofing means a lift with a 40-year life span, so you don’t have to leave a bedroom downstairs or move.  

Will you be the first taker?
“A free lift from Lift Shop, in exchange for 50% of the increase in the value of your home from the lift.  (Independent valuation required.  Does not apply to the Q1)” 

Smart Systems – Personal Service

Homeowners want personal contact, trust, discretion, and reliability.

The lift is part of their home, and we are part of their personal service team who cares for them. (eg Doctor, Pool  Service, Plumber, Dentist, Cleaner, etc).

Lift Shop has been careful to develop its systems so that personal contact is not lost, despite the size and scale of the business.

The needs of a homeowner are very different to those of a commercial buyer.  We understand that. Our system and staff training mean that your records are quickly available.

Our high staff retention with service technicians usually staying in their area means you will get to know your service technician.

Large and efficient does not mean a loss of care.

Lift Shop is different!
Often imitated and never duplicated.

In The News

Lift Shop has been making the news for home lifts since the Manly Daily in 2004.    

As a lead innovator in the home lift market place, this link allows you to see some of the Australian industry’s progress through the eyes of others.

In The News

Lift Shop has been making the news for home lifts since the Manly Daily in 2004.    

As a lead innovator in the home lift market place, this link allows you to see some of the Australian industry’s progress through the eyes of others.