By Rolly Mechler, Sales & Marketing Manager A colleague recently sent through the above Mona Lisa cartoon. While it made me laugh, it also caused me to exclaim: “preach it”! I have been involved in professional business-to-business (B2B) sales for over 30 years now (yup, I’m getting old) and I would have been tempted to […]
Avoid Chargeable Calls – Clean those Door Tracks!
By Rolly Mechler, Sales & Marketing Manager at Elevator One Elevator owners recognize that chargeable service calls can be very costly. As summer winds down and we move into the fall, with winter not far behind (sorry to bring it up), we find that one particular service call increases significantly – shutdowns due to door […]
Warning Signs & Advice: RFPs & Tendering from Elevator Maintenance & Modernizations Companies
by Rolly Mechler, Sales & Marketing Manager Last month’s blog was called Warning Signs & Advice: RFPs & Tendering – Elevator Construction Companies focused on construction tendering. I focused on the challenges that exist in a system which is set up to find the “lowest initial price”, but one which rarely ensures the greatest overall […]
Warning Signs & Advice: RFPs & Tendering – Elevator Construction Companies
by Rolly Mechler, Sales & Marketing Manager I have been involved in bidding tendered jobs for almost 30 years now, and I bid my first elevator tender about 20 years ago. I found the process fairly frustrating from the start, and as time has gone by I have only grown wearier of the whole process. […]
The Reliable Elevators Act – How This Affects YOU . . .
There have been many discussions in the media recently regarding the reliability of elevators and what role elevator contractors should play in ensuring reliability. Some clarification from a contractor’s perspective should help achieve a better result in these discussions. A copy of The Reliable Elevator Act (introduced March 22, 2017 into the Legislative Assembly of […]
Elevator Availability Study – Our Opinion
The Elevator Availability Study final report has finally been released. In conjunction with the release of the report, the Ontario government has released a press release and an action plan. Here are the links: Elevator Availability Study – Final Report Ontario Press release Ontario Action Plan The Canadian Press has also released two informative articles […]
Trapped in a stuck elevator? The problem is worsening in Canada.
The recent Toronto Star article entitled Trapped in a stuck elevator? The problem is worsening in Canada, experts warn is making some waves in the elevator industry. Most of what this article states is correct and lines up with our observations of the industry in Ontario, Canada and specifically in our service district north of […]
Elevator Maintenance Contracts 101
There are many parts of elevator service contacts which can be confusing to those who are not familiar with them. Most of the following discussion will be around full maintenance elevator service contracts. These arrangements usually pay one price for the majority of the material and labour to keep an elevator running. These agreements are […]