April

29Apr

Uppercut partners with Hearts & Hammers to create an accessible home

by Andrew @ Uppercut
Community Home Accessibility

Accessible Home Solutions

Some days are problematic and quite frankly can be  difficult,  but not yesterday – yesterday was a joy. We were fortunate to be able to team up with the good folks at Hearts & Hammers to make a home wheelchair accessible for a Calgary family. Our scope of work was relatively simple, as we were asked to  provide a porch lift to gain access to the home. This basic porch lift installation was completed in about an hour, but this in no way depicts the effort and time put in by the Hearts & Hammers construction crew. Weeks before, this dedicated group of contractors did some pretty extraordinary modifications to the home.  They  completed a bathroom renovation  to make the space wheelchair accessible, replaced the carpet with laminate flooring, and widened several doorways. They also did all the site preparation to accommodate  the new RAM  Trus-T-Lift™ we installed

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If you would like more information on Hearts & Hammers or would like to make a donation please visit their website

13Apr

Portable Wheelchair lift

by Andrew @ Uppercut
Commercial Accessibility

Portable Wheelchair lift

We recently delivered a portable wheelchair lift to the Air Force Museum Society of Alberta. This product was the perfect solution as they had several locations which required temporary wheelchair lift access. This portable wheelchair lift easily rolls to each display and allows everyone to view all the amazing  features of the museum .

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The RAM portable wheelchair lift is utilized when necessary, then stored away until another accessibility need arises. This was a far more cost effective solution than installing a stationary lift at each display. It also gives the museum the flexibility to move or add new attractions at a later date.

This wheelchair accessibility  lift is not intended to replace a permanent lift, and must be stored away from the place of access when not in use. The Portable Trus-T-Lift™ in not required to be inspected by AEDARSA (Alberta Elevating Devices  Amusement Rides Safety Association) due to its portable and temporary nature. Please note that portable wheelchair lifts are not intended to replace  or alleviate the need for a permanent installation. Chances are if you are required by code to make a space accessible you will need to go the permanent lift route.

The small footprint allows for easy storage and manoeuvrability . The dimensions can be viewed at the following Portable lift sample drawing.

If you require more information on permanent or portable accessibility lifts please visit the page here

7Apr

Kinsmen Sno-Pitch Tournament, supporting Alberta Easter Seals and Kidsport Calgary

by Andrew @ Uppercut

 The Okotoks Kinsmen  Sno-Pitch tournament is upon us again, and Uppercut is pleased to be sponsoring a team . This years event is scheduled for April Sno19th at Okotoks on Deck. I have to admit we’re far better at installing elevators than playing ball, but how could we resist such a great cause.

The event is now in its 16th year and has raised well over $130,000.00 for local charities. This years’ benefactors with be KidSport and Alberta Easter Seals.

Participants will enjoy a day full of ball, followed by a dinner and dance at the Okotoks Elks Hall .  There will be lots of fun,  shenanigans, and a chance to spin “the Kin wheel of wonder” . If you have ever attended a Sno- Pitch you will know it’s all about having a good time. This is obvious when you read the tournament rules . Rules Sno Pitch Tournament

 

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We need your help!

The Uppercut crew is short a few players so if you would like to join us for a fun day please drop me an email

andrew@uppercut-elevator.com or give Andrew a call at 403.519.3186                                                                           

 

 

 

 

About the Kinsmen and Kin Canada

Mike-Brad%20Okotoks%20Kinsmen%20Feb%202015Kin Canada is an all-Canadian service organization. Through service projects and fundraisers, volunteers work together “serving the community’s greatest need.” As a proud member of the Kinsmen Club of Okotoks I have seen first hand what can be accomplished when a group of people pull together. If you would like more information on the Kinsmen or Kinettes  please click here

5Apr

Elevator and Lift Servicing for Calgary, Edmonton and all of Alberta

by Andrew @ Uppercut

At Uppercut Elevators and Lifts, we take pride in servicing everything we sell. We believe the relationships we develop with our clients is ongoing, and shouldn’t end after the salesperson gets your name on the contract. We stand behind our products and won’t give you the run around when you need your elevator or lift servicing or repairing. We work in both a commercial and residential environment and are dedicated to getting your device up and running as soon as possible.

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  • Use experienced factory trained technicians
  • Have offices and staff in both Edmonton and Calgary
  • Sell elevators  manufactured in Alberta, so parts are readily available and delivered quickly
  • Offer 24 hour Emergency service
  • Specialize in RAM and Bruno products.  We don’t try to be all thing to all people , and believe you do one thing and do it right!
  • Focus on dealing with residential elevators/lifts and commercial accessibility lifts

When you consider purchasing an elevator or accessibility lift  make sure you  ask about your providers’ after sales service. Enquire as to where their devices come from, and typically how long it takes to get a part. Ask if they offer after hours service, and find out what their core business is.

If your home elevator or wheelchair lift needs service please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.