Urban Elevator Acquires Guardian Elevator


SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#uestrong–Urban Elevator Service, one of the largest independent elevator companies in the United States, today announced its acquisition of Guardian Elevator Mechanical Services. Guardian Elevator is a full-service elevator contractor specializing in installing, modernizing, repairing, and maintaining all types of vertical transportation equipment, and has been serving clients across metropolitan San Diego since 2005. Urban Elevator completed the acquisition through its subsidiary Urban Elevator Service CA.

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“We are excited to continue growing our business across Southern California, as we transform Urban Elevator into a truly ‘coast-to-coast’ operation,” said Rene Hertsberg, Urban Elevator’s Co-CEO. “Guardian Elevator is well known in San Diego and we look forward to adding Doug Schweizer and the rest of the Guardian Elevator staff to our team.”

Urban Elevator already maintains operations in Los Angeles. This acquisition expands Urban Elevator’s presence in California by adding San Diego as its second operation in the state.

Guardian Elevator President Doug Schweizer remarked, “Urban Elevator shares our commitment to customer service and safety. We couldn’t have found a better home for Guardian Elevator, and are thrilled to partner with Urban Elevator for this next phase of growth in Southern California.”

Urban Elevator has been expanding its footprint across the United States in recent years, both by acquisition and opening new branches. Earlier this year Urban Elevator acquired Aventura Elevator, an elevator service provider based in Southeastern Florida.


Urban Elevator is a privately owned, union, independent elevator service contracting firm headquartered in Cicero, Illinois. Urban Elevator maintains operations in Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Phoenix, Southern California, South Florida, and Washington, D.C. The firm is a full-service provider across all end markets. Urban Elevator’s principal equity partner is Skydeck Capital, an entrepreneur-focused private equity firm that completed a minority investment in Urban Elevator in a deal that the two firms announced January 2021. For more information, please visit www.urbanelevator.com.

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Lynn Kramer

Urban Elevator Service