Category Archives: In the News

Harmar Issues Home Visit Recommendations for Dealers

One of the key issues facing dealers and installers during this crisis is scheduling home visits and installs. Some customers are reluctant to let dealers in their home for evaluations, consultations or installations. For many customers though our products are not optional. Stair lift products are need-based and putting off a purchase or installation may […]

U.S. Army Veteran Named Harmar Ambassador

Twila Adams, a retired U.S. Army non-commissioned officer (NCO), has partnered with Sarasota, Florida-based lift manufacturer Harmar to promote positive, independent lifestyles for wheelchair users. Adams, who was partially paralyzed in a 1994 car accident, has used a Harmar vehicle lift since 2008. Harmar announced the partnership in recognition of Veterans Day. Adams joined the […]

After Making Acquisition, Area Manufacturer Plans Expansion

“It’s been about a year since Sarasota-based Harmar Mobility, which makes vehicle lifts, stair lifts and vehicle platform lifts, acquired the mobility device lift product division from Pennsylvania-based Pride Mobility. The acquisition has moved the needle at Harmar, owned by New York-based private equity firm Cortec Group. “We acquired Pride with the goal of increasing […]

New Products, Formalized Installation Network Keep Manufacturer on Growth Track

“Walking through the Sarasota factory of mobility lift maker Harmar, CEO Steve Dawson knows pretty much all the employees’ names, greeting them individually as he walks by. They’re working on manufacturing products such as stair lifts and vehicle lifts that allow people who have mobility challenges to travel up stairs in their homes or lift […]

Growing Sarasota Company Helps People Overcome Physical Challenges

“Gonzalo Guevara is building an escalator to nowhere. The skilled welder is standing on an elevated platform in an industrial North Sarasota building, putting together long pieces of precisely curved steel tubing that will someday carry people up flights of stairs, landings and turns. The curved chair lift is one of the more elaborate pieces […]