BUSINESS: Versa Lift
As wreaths and decorative snow villages once again find their way into storage bins and make their annual migration back to the garage, our sights turn to clutter-free visions of grandeur for our homes in the New Year. All that stands between us and that tidy freedom is the foreboding attic ladder. What comes down must go up—it’s the homeowner’s law of relativity, a reluctant reality.
Scaling a narrow ladder with a bulky box in tow is ripe for mishap. With more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries relating to ladders in the United States each year, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, the rickety attic ladder is as much a hazard as an inconvenience.
Thanks to the ingenuity and invention of Tom and Richard Byers of Oklahoma City, shoving your belongings up an attic ladder is no longer a homeowner's best option. As Steve Davidson, President of Oklahoma City Versa Lift Systems, observes, “Many homebuilders are increasingly installing the attic storage lift in custom homes. In five to ten years,” Davidson believes, “the attic lift will be a standard feature in homes.”
Easily fitted for existing homes and businesses, Versa Lift is a powerful electric platform that holds up to 200 or 250 pounds of storage items and remains out of sight in the attic until needed. At the push of a button, the platform comes down and stops automatically when it reaches the garage floor. Items are loaded onto the platform and lifted into the attic at another push of a button. Since the device stops flush with the attic floor, boxes slide easily onto decked attic space. A self-closing ceiling door keeps the system safely hidden from view.
The affordable attic lift installs easily within several hours. According to Davidson, nearly 75% of customers choose to install it themselves.
The pioneering device has numerous residential and commercial uses for customers nationwide. Customers range from rock star motorcades who use Versa Lift as a dumbwaiter to tote items from the garage to an upstairs kitchen, to attorneys, manufacturers and home crafters who use the lift to haul important documents and spare parts to storage areas.
Davidson remarks that “no one is ever sorry they bought it and most customers wish they’d done it ten years ago.”
For more information, contact Versa Lift Systems in Oklahoma City at (405) 516-2412 or visit www.versaliftsystems.com.