“Our mission is to be the best provider of service in the region and have the broadest coverage of towns and communities throughout North and South Carolina and Virginia.”
Rodney Pitts, Owner and Chairman
Since our establishment in 1949, the name Southern Elevator has represented a quality, full-service regional elevator service company, performing installation, repairs and modernizations across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Our purpose is to ensure reliable, safe, vertical transportation of passengers on premises throughout the three states, and we strive at all times to provide you, our customer, with the highest standards of workmanship at a competitive rate.
Exceptional Service Orientation
At the time of acquisition in 1991, Rodney Pitts promoted Bryant Aydelette, Toler’s grandson, to executive vice president, and later to the president of the company. The duo developed a client base for the company’s service-oriented business, to differentiate ourselves from the large, multinational elevator corporations.
As a regional elevator service company, Southern Elevator focuses on getting closer to our customer by educating, empowering and choosing talented and trustworthy technicians to represent the company. We have the capability to service a huge variety of elevator brands and models, which enables us to assist major clients including universities, hospitals, federal, state and municipal buildings, as well as small commercial applications.
A Growing Concern
Since the early 1990s, Southern Elevator has expanded beyond its base throughout North Carolina and into South Carolina and Virginia with the acquisition of Mountain Elevator (Asheville, North Carolina), Piedmont Elevator (Danville, Virginia), Quality Elevators (Wilson, North Carolina), and Atlantic Elevator (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina). This expansion has allowed us to grow from two branches to six thus solidifying a strong client base of more than 1,200 and maintenance of more than 4,000 elevators.
Our trained technicians perform a wide range of services from repair to complete refurbishment. The customer base incorporates commercial office buildings, medical facilities, nuclear and coal-fired power plants, sports and entertainment centers, retail outlets, government offices and military bases, airports, manufacturing plants and universities.
All Southern Elevator Co. Inc.’s field technicians are members of the International Union of Elevator Contractors (IEUC). All are fully certified by the National Elevator Industry Education Program (NEIEP), and we also employ Qualified Elevator Inspectors (QEI) on staff.