Who We Are – Southern Elevator Company

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Southern Elevator is the premier service provider in the markets and communities that we serve. We’ve been serving customers throughout the Carolinas and Virginia for over 70 years, from our humble beginnings in Greensboro, North Carolina, to becoming the region’s leading independent elevator service provider. Our determination to excel with a proactive, can-do attitude guides our operations and service in everything we do. 

At Southern Elevator, we follow the “We Are Southern” mindset that inspires everything we do at Southern Elevator, from how we serve our customers to how we interact with our employees, suppliers, and partners. We’re committed to doing things right the first time and promise to provide open and honest communication and solutions, whether easy or difficult.

Honesty is the only policy at Southern Elevator.
While we strive to complete a job on the first visit, we will immediately and transparently communicate any additional work or costs directly to the customer.
We understand how much our customers depend on their elevators, so when we make a commitment, we stand by it.
Southern Elevator does not have a remote call center; each phone call goes directly to a real person on our team. Should a problem arise, we’re only a call away.
We respond right away to any emergency or critical maintenance issue.
Our focus is on service and relationship-building. Many of our customers remain long-term partners for repair or maintenance needs.
Every Southern Elevator mechanic is state-licensed and fully certified by the National Elevator Industry Education Program (NEIEP).
Our entire team is dependable, trustworthy, dedicated, and highly skilled, with an average of 20 years of experience working on a range of elevators.
We treat our employees as more than numbers; we care about each individual at our company and encourage them to share ideas, work as a team, and continue to learn and develop their skills.

We are honest, committed, and experienced. We Are Southern.

We Are and What We Stand For


We are Passionate about servicing your elevator maintenance, repair, and modernization needs so your elevators are the least of your concerns.

Highly Trained & Certified

Our Technicians are Highly Trained and Certified and able to work on every type of problem and elevator make and model. 

Expertise, Integrity, & Unquestioned Dedication

We treat every job with Expertise — and you, our client, with Integrity and with Unquestioned Dedication to maintaining your elevators at peak performance. 


We know that Consistently High Quality of service extends the life of your elevator investment and saves you many thousands over the life of the equipment.

Trusted Solutions at a Fair Price

We are consultative in our approach, offering you Trusted Solutions at a Fair Price.

What Sets Southern Elevator Company Apart?

At Southern Elevator, our focus is directly on the customer. We are driven by superior service and unrivaled professional expertise, while large international competitors focus their business on installation first and service as a distant afterthought. We’re committed to doing things right the first time and promise to provide open and honest communication and solutions, whether they’re easy or difficult. 

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Rise Above the Competition with Southern Elevator’s services!

Trust Southern Elevator Company for Reliable Elevator Solutions. Schedule a Consultation Today and Take Your Building to New Heights!

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The Future of Southern Elevator Company

As we look ahead, Southern Elevator Company remains committed to our core principles of passion, expertise, integrity, and dedication. Our journey into the future is guided by a vision of becoming the benchmark for elevator service excellence, not only in the Carolinas and Virginia but across the entire United States. Our vision encompasses several key pillars, such as innovation and technology upgrades, expanding reach, becoming more sustainable, and maintaining a focus on our clients. We thank our clients for their trust and look forward to soaring to new heights together. 

What Our Clients Are Saying

“Southern Elevator has been very responsive to my Elevator Service needs since Day 1. The elevators work better than they have worked in years, and when they do have an issue, a quick email or call is all it takes to have your technicians respond with a repair.”


“Southern Elevator has always been ready to meet our needs, even on short notice. Repairs have been quick and if otherwise, we have been fully informed.”


“It takes much effort to keep our customers satisfied. You have done that consistently over the years and I wanted you to know that we are very appreciative of your organization’s efforts in maintaining safe and reliable VTE’s for our installation.”


“Y’all are wonderful!!! He’s already here and it’s fixed! We are so glad we switched. Thanks so much.”


“Just want you to know how sad we will be when Ross and Robert are finished at Massanutten Regional Library . . . of course, we’ll love having access to the elevators again, but we will greatly miss them! I have to toss in that we love Brad too, but he hasn’t been here for the big project! Thanks for helping us get this project done with such great guys!”


We Service All Equipment Including:

Southern Elevator Company is your trusted partner for all your elevator equipment needs. With expertise in servicing industry-leading brands like Kone, Otis, Schindler, and ThyssenKrupp, we ensure that your elevators operate efficiently and safely.

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