About Us

Uppercut Elevators and Lifts

A Calgary/Edmonton based company operating throughout the province of Alberta. We believe in treating our clients with respect and honoring our commitments throughout the entire process. We don’t stop working once we earn your business, and believe it is the “after sales service” that truly determines customer satisfaction.

Our founder Andrew Smith has 18 years of experience and has a reputation for acting in an honest and professional manner. Some of our technicians have been employed in the industry for close to 30 years. We pride ourselves on buying elevating devices manufactured in Alberta and believe in giving back to the communities where we work.

We operate in a commercial and residential environment and are well versed in the applicable codes. Our products can accommodate any need or budget ranging from a simple accessibility lift to a luxury elevator. We have the experience, knowledge, and aptitude to do the job on time and on budget.

We install our products throughout the province of Alberta and have offices in Calgary and Edmonton.

Our Mission

To provide a local solution using superior products and services for all your residential elevator and commercial accessibility lift needs. We adhere to the values of accountability, flexibility, and attention to detail to ensure the best possible consumer experience.

Andrew Smith – Residential Elevators and Commercial Accessibility lifts (Calgary)

Andrew Smith, employee

Andrew has worked in the elevator and lift industry for close to 20 years. In this time he has had the privilege of having many jobs including; installations/repairs, marketing, sales, and management. His expertise lies with home elevators and B-355 accessibility lifts but he also has experience with B-44 devices such as passenger elevators, Lula elevators, dumbwaiters, and material lifts.

Andrew is full of energy, flexible and motivated to provide you with the best product to meet your needs. He is very proud of his record of client satisfaction. He supports many causes and has had many volunteer positions in the past Andrew is currently a long time member of the Okotoks Kinsmen Club.

Melanie Rorstad– Residential Accessibility Lifts (porch and stairlifts)

Fifteen years ago Melanie’s career in the field of accessibility lifts started with a home medical company. Her primary duties centered on the sales of residential porch and stair lifts. She has become very familiar with funding agencies, and worked closely with organizations such as the ALS Society and Easter Seals.

Melanie became known for her wealth of knowledge and her compassion that she displayed towards her clients. She then worked 2 years for a passenger elevator company before returning to the world of residential accessibility lifts. Melanie is detailed and takes the time required to understand her clients’ unique needs. She has a passion for helping others and an ability to find solutions to accessibility barriers.

Cathie Dishaw– Residential Elevators and Commercial Accessibility lifts (Edmonton)


Cathie brings with her an impressive resume that includes the sales and project management of residential elevators and commercial accessibility lifts spanning over 11 years. Her experience includes the sales of passenger elevators, material lifts and dumbwaiters, along with the aforementioned residential elevators and commercial accessibility lifts.

Cathie has a reputation for putting her clients first, which fits in well with the Uppercut culture. Her caring nature ensures that the needs of her clients are met, while providing them with a cost-effective solution. This long time Edmontonian has deep roots in the city and is passionate about providing local solutions to meet your accessibility and elevator needs.

Matthew Smith – Senior Installation Technician

Matthew Smith, employee
Matthew joined the Uppercut team in 2017 . He previously worked as a certified pipefitter in the UK. Many of the skills learned as a pipefitter were transferable to the word of elevators and lifts. He brings many positive attributes to the table, including exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and a great attitude.
His factory and in the field training allows Matthew to safely install RAM, Wessex, Garaventa and Bruno products. He has successfully installed many residential elevators and commercial accessibility lifts. Matthew also completed the Partnerships in injury prevention program as part of Uppercut’s COR certification.

John Gallant – Installation Technician (porch and stair lifts)

John’s experience spans close to 30 years. His skill set includes, custom fabrication, carpentary, welding and the installation of stair and porch lifts in a commercial and residential setting.
His backround encompasses work with home medical companies, vehicle adaptation, running his own lift company, and 100’s if not 1000’s of stairlift and porch lift installations.
John has gained a reputation as someone who goes above and beyond in assisting clients with their accessibility needs. His passion for this industry and our clients’ is evenient with every accessibility lift installation.

Tyler Kent – Installation Technician

Tyler is the newest member to the Uppercut team as he started in October of 2018 . As a junor installer he has been trained on the instation and servicing of stair and porch lifts. He is currently focusing on his skills as it pretains to the residential elevators and commercial accessibility lifts.

Tyler has a exceptional attitude and is always ready to help when called upon.

Lauren Dube– Safety Coordinator

Lauren Dube, employee
Laureen’s attention to detail makes her the ideal candidate for this position. Although her background is in the banking industry, she has excelled in the role of our safety coordinator. This thankless position involves, cataloguing, tracking and  ensuring everyone is up to speed on the policies and procedures that keep us all safe.
william a foster

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”

 William A. Foster (1915-1945)

William Adelbert Foster (February 17, 1915–May 2, 1945) was a United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty” during World War II during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945.