About Advantage
Elevator System

Advantage Elevator System is a full-service residential elevator installation company serving the Charleston, SC, area. We support a loyal and growing customer base by providing excellent installation and service of our products.

AES provides design and consulting services for the installation of elevator shafts in new and existing homes. We offer repair service for most residential elevators, call us today to schedule an appointment.


Our Culture

Our Culture promotes friendliness, good citizenship, integrity, loyalty, hard work, and the pursuit of excellence.


We believe our culture leads to our company’s success, as our employees share these values. We want them to be pleased working with us. We developed a series of principles that makes this a special place to work, as follows:


Put Service First

Do It Now

Be Friendly

Maintain a Clean Worksite

Call Attention to Problems

Seek Constant Improvement

Treat People with Respect

Maintain a Professional Demeanor

Be Proud of Where You Work

Our Mission

To provide outstanding customer service at a fair price while maintaining our financial strength.

Residential Elevators

AES offers custom design, installation and service on residential elevators.

Our extensive experience working with architects, builders and homeowners has helped us to become experts in managing the construction process. Whether a new or existing home, AES can manage the process from beginning to end.




Just purchased a duplex that had an elevator installed by Advantage. After moving in, noticed an odd noise coming from the elevator mechanicals. I called Advantage and they had a tech come out that same day. Chris was a good guy and fixed the problem in less than an hour. Great customer service.

Karen Hempfling

Karen Hempfling

Our elevator recently stopped working and we have an elderly parent living in our home. She is unable to take the stairs and we rely on the elevator to get her from one floor of the house to another.

A different elevator company came out right away but told us that the elevator could not be repaired and needed to be replaced. Our usual elevator maintenance company told us it would be over 4 weeks before they could send someone out to take a look, despite the fact that my mom was stuck on one floor of the house. I called Advantage and James understood the urgency of the situation for us. Quentin came to our house the next day and had our elevator working in less than an hour! Not only did he make the repair, but Quentin explained to me how to resolve the error code if it happens again. Fantastic customer service and I will definitely be calling them for regular maintenance and a new elevator installation, if needed in the future.

William Boehm

William Boehm

Very good partnership with Carolina Builders & Reconstruction. They came to the house as a team, agreed on a plan for the shaft and elevator cab. Then, worked together without issue to complete the job ahead of schedule. We are pleased.

Bayr Blackmon

Bayr Blackmon

Highly recommended! Our elevator was down and it turned out to be another brand of elevator but they went above and beyond to assist with the repair.

Ronnie Salley

Ronnie Salley

Great. On time. They do my annual service every year.

William Boehm 02

William Boehm

Chris was great. AES has been great to work with. We love our new elevator!

Thomas Crick

Thomas Crick

The technician was knowledgeable, on time and did us a great job.

Jim Matthews

Jim Matthews

Service guys were great. On time and quickly fixed the problem.

Mary Beth Wichlei

Mary Beth Wichlei

They did an amazing job for us in 2020 i refer them to all of my clients and neighbors and they have had great experiences too.

Michael Charron

Michael Charron

Chris did a great job. Very happy with the professional service.

William Good

William Good

Professional and friendly!

Frequently Asked Questions


Because we care! You are making a significant investment in your home and we want you to have a positive experience.

The elevator installation takes a few days after arriving at the site; if the site is ready - i.e. the hoistway doors have been hung, the shaft is complete and permanent power is available. We work closely with the homeowners and builders to insure everything is ready.

There are many variables when pricing an elevator, number of floors, job-site conditions, level of finish desired on the interior of the cab, etc. Please contact us and we will be happy to discuss a budget with you.

Most elevators require 4-8 weeks to acquire and process, ready for installation.

For an elevator that will accommodate a wheelchair, it takes about a 5' x 5’ area for the shaft.

Pit depths vary from manufacturer to manufacturer with ranges from 8" or 15”. Our elevators require an 8” pit.

The overhead requirement depends on the system being used; hydraulic, traction, winding drum but the industry typically uses 12” - 36”.

Four stories. Residential elevators have a maximum allowable travel distance of 50-feet.

Our home elevator cabs can be accessed from multiple sides.

Generally, an elevator cab interior measuring 36" x 48”, will accommodate a wheelchair.

The best elevator system depends on the application and code requirements. Every system has its "Best" application. Discuss your requirements with us and we will point you in the right direction.

A quality elevator and installation will provide you with many years of enjoyment, provided it is maintained. An annual service is typically all that is needed.


Elevator Specs


Cab Size:

The maximum interior clear area of a residential elevator cab is 15 square feet. That area is calculated by multiplying the interior width and the measurement from the rear of the cab to the inside of the folding gate in its open position.


Shaft Construction:

The pit is usually made of concrete and the walls of the shaft are typically wood studs covered with drywall or plywood.


Wheel Chairs:

The width of a wheelchair is 28”. The desirable width of a door that allows for a wheelchair to pass through it is 32”, though a wider door is more desirable if space allows.


Elevator Door Entrance:

Use doors that match the rest of the house and that also meet the local building code. By doing so, it appears like a closet door and blends in well.


Interior Cab Doors:

The two main types are Accordion Gates and Scissor Gates. Accordion Gates come in many colors and finishes, we find them more user friendly. Scissor Gates, similar to the ones you might see in an old movie, tend to be temperamental and can pinch your fingers very easily.

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1939 Belgrade Avenue, Unit #3, Charleston, SC 29407


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