Is Metro a family owned business?

Yes it is! we have been in business for 40+ years and would love the opportunity to earn your business.

Does Metro Elevator lease, service, erect, and dismantle hoists in all 50 states?

Yes, we do. We also offer permanent installations for industrial hoists.

What is Metro Elevator's normal business hours?

We are open 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST Monday thru Friday excluding holidays. Outside of business hours, we have an answering service who will contact our on-call elevator mechanics. Our elevator mechanics are on-call "24-7-365" for emergencies or unplanned downtime for our customers that are on a maintenance service agreement.

How quickly can Metro deliver an elevator after order?

We can ship the hoist if needed in a couple days however certain states require permitting and that can delay the start of the installation.

Are permits required to install a hoist?

Many states require permits for installation of a hoist through their Elevator Safety Division or have OSHA inspect elevators. Also, there are many cities like Buffalo, Detroit, New York City, Virginia Beach and many others that require licenses and permits.”

State Permitting varies from State to State and locality to locality.  Metro has over 40 years complying with all regulatory requirements necessary to install and maintain your elevator.  Contact Metro to assist you in complying with permits in your local area.”


Who installs the elevators on the jobsite?

Metro Elevator can do turn key installations, except for power installation in most localities, or we can provide supervision of the erection with Licensed Elevator Mechanics.

What states require permits and or licenses to install temporary elevators?



Indiana, Michigan, Arkansas, Washington, Nevada, North Carolina, California and various other states require permits to install hoists


Buffalo, Detroit, New York City, Virginia Beach and many other localities require licenses and permits.

This list is not complete.  Please contact Metro at 1-800-464-7870 and we will be glad to research your state and local government's requirements for you.


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