Access Lifts Hawaii was founded on the concept of service. The owner and CEO of Access Lifts Hawaii, Geno, came back from serving in Vietnam in 1966. He began working in the elevator industry, learning the trade and servicing of elevators in Hawaii. For 23 years, he dedicated his life to the elevator business. But little did he know that this was just the beginning.
Geno’s mother soon became ill, and experienced many difficulties. As her health became worse, she became more and more isolated from the outside world. One of her biggest obstacles was maneuvering her way through her house on her wheelchair. She struggled to get up and down the stairs to the outside world.
There are people still entrapped in their homes upstairs and can’t get downstairs, some that haven’t been downstairs in 12 years.
This work changes people’s lives. It gives them freedom.
That’s what motivates me.
~ Geno, CEO of Access Lifts Hawaii
In order to help his mother, Geno began to search tirelessly for answers as to how to help solve his mother’s access problem. But it seemed that no one had the answer. It was during the 1980s, when laws still didn’t provide protection and aid to those with disabled family.
He took his two daughters to California, and together they researched and studied to find answers to this dilemma. They wanted to help their aging mother experience the world.
When Geno returned to Hawaii in the late 1980s, his mother had passed away. But his resolve to help people who experienced problems similar to him never died. With previous elevator experience and now the knowledge to help those in need, he was ready to take the next step.
In 1989, he founded Access Lifts Hawaii, dedicated to servicing those people that are trapped and can’t leave their homes due to no fault of their own.
Access Lifts Hawaii
Treating every client with Aloha
We are working to connect the community of Hawaii, from the youngest to the oldest. We want to make sure everyone has the ability to participate. Geno has emphasized that "we establish a relationship with these people. They become part of our family. We love to talk to them, and they become lifelong friends."
We have a policy here at Access Lifts Hawaii. It states that 10 percent of your time and effort should go back to serving the community that served you. So that’s what we do. We serve you.
We want to help serve those who are in similar situations to Geno's mother. We provide innovative lift solutions to all those who are in need of help. Our CEO often states that "Money isn't all that important. You have to pay expenses, but more important is the service that we're doing in Hawaii."
We comply with all ADA regulations, meaning that our lifts make buildings accessible to everyone. We want to help serve you and your family by giving you the equipment you deserve.
Trust is a core value at Access Lifts Hawaii. We want to make every person feel like part of the family. As Geno himself stated, "It's about providing a service and being honest about it. It's important to me to have integrity." We want to gain your trust and keep you happy in all of your needs.
Trust goes a long way, and we know that it takes time to build. That’s why we dedicate our lives to serving you, so that you can have an access solution you can trust. You are more important than your money, and we will gain your trust.