Our original Urban Elevator office is one of the largest independent elevator companies serving the metro-Chicago and Northwest Indiana area. We understand what it takes to keep Chicago’s urban elevators running smoothly day in and day out. Our team is highly experienced in elevator inspection, maintenance, and repair services. We also offer a wide range of other related services, such as repairs, modernization, and more. No matter what your needs are, we’re here to help. We know this market better than anyone and have seen it all. As a result, we’re able to provide insights most others can’t.


When it comes to your elevator, you want a company that is knowledgeable and experienced. With over 30 years in the business, Urban Elevator Company has the expertise to get the job done right.




If you live in an urban area, you know that elevators are a necessary part of daily life. Whether you’re going to work, running errands, or just trying to get from point A to point B, elevators are everywhere. And while they may seem like simple machines, they actually require quite a bit of maintenance and care. That’s where we come in.


At Urban Elevator Services, we specialize in the installation and servicing of elevators. We have the expertise and tools needed to keep your elevator running smoothly and in compliance with local regulations. We’ll work on your equipment in a safe and effective manner, so you can focus on your everyday life.


Enjoy peace of mind knowing on-call Urban Elevator technicians are there for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in case of an elevator malfunction. Our preventative maintenance programs are designed to keep your elevator running smoothly and avoid any costly breakdowns. We recommend one of three different programs based on your needs and budget. With regular on-site maintenance and mandatory safety testing, you can feel confident that your elevator is in good hands.


By choosing one of our three recommended preventative maintenance programs, you can feel good knowing Urban’s expert technicians will keep your elevators operating at peak performance.


These include:


-Regular on-site maintenance
-Mandatory elevator safety testing
-One-on-one development with you and your company


Installation and Modernization


As a family-run company, we pride ourselves on being able to provide our clients with individualized attention and service. No two elevators are alike, and as such, each one presents its own unique set of challenges. Our team is up for the task, no matter what it may be.


If you’re in need of elevator installation or services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@urbanelevator.com. We’ll be more than happy to discuss your specific needs and see how we can help. Urban Elevator installs all sizes and types of passenger elevators in all types of buildings.


Where your typical Original Equipment Manufacturer (O.E.M.) accelerates within the industry by pushing a standardized product line, Urban Elevator excels as an industry leader in new installations custom built to your building’s job-specific requirements. Urban Elevator utilizes the industries latest and most technologically advanced non-proprietary elevator products available in today’s market. We have specialized crews specifically dedicated to this very unique segment of our industry.


Our approach is to evaluate each job for customer requirements, equipment condition, code deficiency and market consideration. The modernization process brings improved reliability, increased efficiency to minimize wait times, code compliance and competitively marketable leasing amenities and the city of Chicago elevator mandates which since 2017 has been the following:


On or before January 1, 2015, all elevators with Phase II Emergency
In-Car Operation shall either comply with:
(1) all of the requirements set forth in 2.27.3 through 2.27.8 of ASME,
as modified by items (46) through (60) of Article II of this chapter; or
(2) all of the applicable requirements of the Chicago Building Code in existence at the time the existing elevator was equipped or required to be equipped with Firefighters’ Emergency Operation and all the requirements set forth in section 18-30-2610 of the Chicago Building Code adopted on January 10, 2001, and appearing in the Journal of Council Proceedings on page 50236 of that date.


Provided, however, that if, at the time an existing elevator was installed or altered, the Chicago Municipal code did not require that such existing elevator be equipped with a fire alarm initiating device, nothing in this Section 18-30-320 or in Section 18-30-2610 of the Chicago building Code adopted on January 10, 2010, as referenced in item (2) of this section, shall be constructed to require the installation of a fire alarm initiating device in such existing elevator until such time that an alteration is made to such existing elevator where ASME 8.7 requires a fire alarm initiating device to be installed.


Service + Repair


Lastly, If you manage a building in the Chicago metropolitan area that has an elevator, or if you are considering installing an elevator in your building, you should consider contacting us for our professional elevator inspection services. We can provide you with a comprehensive report on the condition of your elevator and make recommendations for any necessary repairs or upgrades. We also offer elevator consultant services to help you plan and implement any changes to your elevator system.

As defined in ANSI A17.1, most jurisdictions in the Tri-State area require that all tests be witnessed. All tests must be witnessed by a person qualified to do so and approved by the governing authorities. Approved witnesses may include Qualified Elevator Inspectors (Q.E.I.), Supervising Elevator Mechanics (S.E.M.) and/or someone approved by the local governing authority.


Urban Elevator Service has both Q.E.I.’s and S.E.M.’s in house for the purpose of witnessing. In a case where a third-party witness is mandated by the state or local municipalities, we will perform the tests and schedule the witnessing with the appropriate services such as to: city violations, inspections, safety tests, pressure tests, elevator smoke detectors, emergency procedures, and many more services to ensure your safety.


These include the appropriate license number of the witness, which shall then serve as evidence of test completion excellence. Without the validity of witnessing will be not be deemed acceptable. . Contact us today to learn more about Urban Elevator Services in Chicago. get in touch through our website form or visit us, we are located in 830 W 16th St, Cicero, IL 60804.