The Harmar Story

Harmar’s history encompasses continuous product innovation and growth based on a commitment to quality and customer service. The result is undisputed leadership in mobility and accessibility solutions designed to help individuals enjoy the active and fulfilling lifestyle they choose.

1998

Chad Williams bought a small vehicle lift company called All Purpose Manufacturing that had two products, an inside lift and an outside lift. The business was soon renamed Harmar Auto Lift.

2002

Introduction of a complete portable ramp product line.

2003

2200% growth since 1998 earned Harmar the #60 spot on the Inc.500 list as one of Inc. Magazine‘s fastest-growing private companies in America. Harmar was also honored as the second fastest-growing private American manufacturer.

2004

Harmar developed a new category of vehicle lifts with the introduction of the Hybrid Lift.

2006

Named the world‘s largest manufacturer of Outside Vehicle Lifts, Harmar once again earned a spot on the Inc.500, placing #148.

2007

Became the exclusive North American distributor for AquaJoy Bath Lifts.

2009

Introduced Residential Vertical Platform Lifts.

2008

Acquired Summit Lifts for its popular stair lift line and to increase expertise in home accessibility.

2009

Introduced what has become one of America‘s most popular stair lifts, the Pinnacle Stair Lift.

2010

Launched a brand new, complete line of Highlander Residential and Commercial Vertical Platform Lifts.

2011

Acquired Freedom Mobility for its extensive NMEDA-grade vehicle lift portfolio.

2012

Launched the Sierra Inclined Platform lift, an all-new solution for residential accessibility.

2013

Launched the industry’s first HD Outside Vehicle Lifts, providing solutions up to 400 lbs.

2014

Launched the Helix Curved Stair Lift, establishing US-based rail design and fabrication.

2016

Steve Dawson joined Harmar as CEO.

2018

Launched the Pinnacle SL300 Stair Lift – a 300 lb. capacity version of the popular Pinnacle SL600.