About Us

Our History
Start Elevator, a family-owned business since 1992 offers comprehensive elevator maintenance, modernization, and repair services to meet the vertical transportation needs of New York City’s demanding commercial and residential real estate owners and management companies. Our goal is and will always be to achieve the highest level of client satisfaction.
Our Mission
We will achieve the highest level of client satisfaction and are committed to providing the most comprehensive elevator maintenance, modernization and repair services possible to meet the vertical transportation needs of New York City’s most demanding commercial and residential real estate owners and management companies.
"A pocket full of dreams"
Management Behind Start Elevator
Repair Manager

John Blunnie

John has been the repair manager for the past 5yrs, with over 40yrs in the business. John brings valuable knowledge to this position. He also holds NYC Dept Of Buildings City Inspector License & QEI certification.
Modernization manager

Michael Westhoff

Michael is our modernization manager. With over 40yrs experience in the industry, no project is too large for us to complete.
service manager & safety director

Tim Lynch

Tim is both our service manager & safety director at Start Elevator. With over 25yrs experience he oversees the day to day operations of the dept. He also hold QEI & OSHA 500 instruction certification.
Violations & Testing Dept. Manager

Kimberly Olchin

Our Violations Dept is overseen by Kimberly, who as violations coordinator uses her 22yr years experience to ensure that all violations are dealt with in a timely. Stella Zito Alicea & Rozana Kabashi who between them have over 30yrs in the elevator industry head up the Testing Dept, making sure that all tests are completed & filed within the regulated time frame.
VP of Sales

Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss has over 30yrs experience in the elevator business, Michael as Vice President of Sales for Start Elevator he is responsible for business development, account management and client relations.