As an owner operated company, we all wear many hats. We are responsible for not only working on conveyances, but also handling the day to day tasks associated with management. Our military training associated with preventive/planned maintenance and those programs, allow us to efficiently manage these routine tasks at the highest level. Our dedication, honesty and commitment to our customers is second to none. Our customers depend on us as much as we depend on them. With room for growth, Mary Richards joined our team in early 2013. She not only serves as our Sales Representative for Service and Repair, but also manages our office administration. Jeremy Tanner came aboard and has become a valuable asset to our company. As of January, 2016 we have also hired another mechanic, Brian Stermer. We are excited about the team we are building and hope that it shows in our quality of work and our attitudes while working on our customers equipment. We are so thankful to have Mary, Jeremy and Brian working with us!
DAN GARRETT: OWNER, LEAD MECHANIC
Prior to entering the elevator industry, Dan was a Nuclear Machinist Mate (MM) in the US Navy. This field is difficult to enter and even more rigorous to complete. That knowledge, coupled with his mechanical skills provide him with a solid mechanical foundation. As an elevator apprentice, Dan was exceptional. Mechanics he worked under were very impressed with his skills and problem solving. As a mechanic for a larger company he excelled in all aspects of the elevator industry. Dan has experience in Construction, Service, Repair, Modernization, and advanced troubleshooting. Generally, there is not a problem that he cannot diagnose or solve.
BEN GARRETT: OWNER, MECHANIC
Ben entered the elevator trade after 8.5 years in the US Coast Guard as an Electricians Mate (EM). He advanced quickly based on his comprehensive knowledge of electrical systems and his dedication to his rate. He was hand picked to help build the electrical systems on the USCGC Healy (WAGB-20) and was eventually stationed on this state of the art Ice Breaker. Ben's electrical skills, paired with his mechanical abilities allowed him to excel as an elevator apprentice. An elevator mechanic could hand Ben the electrical prints, say "make it work" and it would happen. He continues to surpass expectations and is constantly expanding his skill set.
JOSH GARRETT: OWNER, MECHANIC
Josh began his elevator career after 10 year in the US Navy as a Fire Controlman (FC). He worked on electrical and mechanical weapons systems, specializing in 3D RADAR. While working for 2 of the larger elevator companies in Spokane, he primarily worked in Elevator Repair and Modernization. This exposed him to a variety of different manufacturers and ages of equipment. He continues to expand his skill set and knowledge of this trade.
MARY RICHARDS: OFFICE MANAGER, SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Mary has been in the elevator industry since 1994. During that time she has been part of sales development, management, office administration, and even spent some time early in her career as an apprentice working in the field. She's held membership in such organizations as BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) and WSSHE (Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering). Her drive for a career in elevators led her to numerous accreditations and classes to further her knowledge. We are excited to have Mary as a member of our team!
BRIAN STERMER: MECHANIC
Brian began his career in the elevator industry in 1985 and has worked as a mechanic since 1989. He has worked for various elevator companies over the years, honing his skills in construction, modernization, repair and service. He works hard, thinks outside the box and has an excellent attitude. Brian will fill the role of our lead mechanic in New Construction and Modernization. We are very happy to have Brian working with us!
JEREMY TANNER: APPRENTICE, WELDER/FABRICATION
Another Spokane local, Jeremy is an apprentice in training. Although new to the elevator industry in 2015, he brings strong work ethics as a skilled Iron Worker. Jeremy has worked primarily in the construction industry and isn't afraid or hard work. He serves as an apprentice to all of our technicians as well as being a seasoned welder and rigger. He does the majority of our custom fabricating of pit ladders, platforms, handrails and a variety of custom after market elevator structures. Jeremy is a fast learner and we are thrilled to have him as part of team Inland Elevator. Jeremy enjoys rock climbing, backpacking and a wide variety of music.