Affordable Stairlifts for Every Budget

A modern stairlift for straight stairs
We make customers happy!

DME receives five-star reviews from satisfied customers

"I wanted to take a moment to thank you and the people at DME for all your help and professionalism in the installation of our new Stannah Stairlift. At all times your focus was on meeting OUR needs rather than just making a sale."
Mike Q. Chicago, IL.

We can make the stairs easier & safer

Stairlifts, or chair lifts, are a great way to make it easier and safer to get up and down stairs. Our stairlifts are used by people from all walks of life and, working with Stannah (who have over half-a-million installations worldwide), we have the experience to help you make a good choice.

Most of our customers have looked into moving away to a new home or remodeling, but find that a Stannah stairlift is a quicker and more affordable solution.

How we can help you...

  • Our experienced staff can assess your needs, and recommend a suitable stairlift
  • We're affordable, with a range of models to purchase (new & used) or rent short-term
  • Our own factory-trained technicians have decades of experience between them
  • We provide a lifetime warranty on the motor & gearbox (the main moving parts), and have a buy-back program if you no longer need your stair lift
  • We can help with access in churches and places of worship

Our Stairlifts

For Straight Stairs

A modern stairlift for straight stairs

For Stairs That Turn

Stannah stairlift for curved stairs

For Outdoor Stairs

Stannah stairlift for outdoors

We manufacture, install and service stairlifts with a choice of chairs, colors and options to suit your needs, lifestyle and budget.

About DME Elevators & Lifts

Established in 1977, DME Elevators & Lifts has become the Midwest leader in accessibility lifts such as stairlifts for the home. Locally owned, we serve Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin residents, providing the highest quality installation and service. We operate three locations, each with experienced staff and technicians to provide you fast, professional and friendly service. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your mobility needs. Visit one of our three showrooms or have us come visit your home.

Most stairs are OK for a stairlift

Are your stairs suitable?


Straight stairs need to be least 27" wide (which is quite narrow).
Stairs that turn need to be a little wider; 29" is a workable minimum.

Door at the top?

No problem! We can install a Stannah stairlift to finish level with the top landing, even on a basement staircase with a door at the top.

Power outlet

You'll need a regular 110 Volt outlet, ideally within 10 feet of the top or bottom of the stairs and on the same side of the stairs as the stairlift. Most stairs have a nearby outlet that can be used, but if necessary we can discuss this with your electrician.

Outdoor stairlifts need an indoor outlet, to keep the battery charger dry. We can advise on this when we come to measure the stairs.

What to expect when working with us

A typical installation starts a visit to measure your stairs, assess the needs of the person using the stairlift, and identify the best stairlift and pricing option.

If your stairs make a turn we'll usually make a stairlift that fits the shape of the staircase, which means taking very accurate measurements. Stannah was the first manufacturer to develop a system for doing this using a digital camera and computer to do the measuring - it's more accurate than a tape-measure, and means that installations takes just a couple of hours.

When you decide to order your stairlift we'll usually ask you to pay a deposit, and choose the upholstery color. We accept payment by cash, check and most credit cards.

Installation usually takes two or three hours. We'll then spend as long as you need showing you how to use your new stairlift. When you're completely satisfied, we'll ask for the balance of payment.

If you need further information, call us toll-free at 1-262-558-8868 - we're pleased to help.

We'll visit your home to help you plan for a stairlift.

We can help with the details when deciding whether to have a stairlift installed.

Let us take care of the stairs.

Let us take care of the stairs, so you can take care of the more important things in your life.


We supply both new and used stairlifts, so we can find something for almost any budget. A good stairlift can certainly be installed for much less than the cost of selling and moving your home, or remodeling your home to provide extra living-space downstairs.

For exact pricing, we normally come and take a look at your stairs, then provide you with a written quotation, without obligation.

If you no longer need your Stannah stairlift, we'll buy it back, or remove it for no charge if it's very old.

Take the next step...

For advice, pricing or a free home visit call toll-free:

1 (262) 558-8868

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Our policy is one of continued product improvement. Designs and specifications may change.
DME Elevators and Lifts, Inc., 9016 58th Place, Suite 900, Kenosha, WI 53144