Why Modernize

Though a well-maintained elevator may last 20 or more years, eventually you will need to upgrade your major components or completely modernize your elevator. With careful planning, modernizing your elevator can be a strategic capital investment instead of an emergency situation.

Repetitive repairs and constant shutdowns are just a few of the warning signs that your elevator is in desperate need of an elevator modernization. Upgrading existing equipment is the best way to incorporate the newest advances in passenger safety, efficiency, and reliability. Modernization improves elevator comfort, performance, passenger safety, and aesthetics — all good business decisions for your real estate investment.


Three floors or twenty, a rated speed of 150 or 500 fpm, every elevator system is unique. That’s why Paramount Elevator Company takes the time to create customized upgrading solutions that best fit your equipment. No matter whom the original manufacturer was, we have a wide range of capabilities to help you bring older, inefficient systems up to today’s elevator standards. We’re in business to help you save money and energy, improve service, and boost tenant satisfaction and safety.


Safety is one of the most important things to consider when you decide to improve your system. Elevators not equipped with todays technologies can be dangerous, with unexpected shutdowns, uneven floor landings, unreliable emergency phones, and doors that are unresponsive to passenger movement. Our modernization solutions can address all of these problems.


Inefficient elevator systems waste energy and money, and their long wait times and slow travel speeds cause constant tenant unrest. Paramount Elevator Company can improve your elevator efficiency in a number of ways, from simply adjusting existing equipment to replacing the systems “brains” with a new, non-proprietary microprocessor-based control system. Upgrading your system will result in reduced energy consumption, smoother and quieter rides, improved traveling speeds, shorter wait times, drastically reduced repair costs, and happier passengers.


With non-proprietary equipment, building managers who become dissatisfied with their maintenance contractor cannot be held hostage by an installer. That’s why Paramount Elevator Company insists on installing only non-proprietary elevator controls. This means there are no company-specific tools, devices, passwords, or software necessary to install and or maintain the equipment. An elevator company that specifies non-proprietary equipment is displaying the ultimate confidence in their service.


  • You are experiencing higher repair costs related to controls
  • Inefficient, poor reliability and operation
  • Public safety considerations
  • Long customer/tenant wait times
  • Increased shutdowns and entrapments
  • Landing and leveling problems
  • Poor ride quality
  • Decrease energy costs
  • Serviceability / Proprietary Controls
  • Obsolescence