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About Us

It all started when John Atherton began working at General Elevator Sales and Service and met Larry Hubbard Jr. After leaving General Elevator Sales and Service to live in Ohio for a year. John made his way back down to Florida, where he decided he would start an elevator company of his own in the spring of 2012. Then later he brought Larry in as a managing partner, and well, the rest is history!


What makes us different?

Since 2012, the General Elevator Solutions team has been delivering exceptional commercial elevator services to Southwest Florida’s Lee, Collier, Charlotte, and Sarasota counties. Unlike larger corporate elevator companies that may overlook your needs, we prioritize each of our clients. Our team ensuring they receive the undivided attention and service they deserve.

At GES, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service to our clients. To ensure a smooth and seamless experience, we assign each client an account manager who they can contact with any questions or concerns throughout their agreement with us. In addition, we offer 24/7 emergency services to address any sudden issues that may arise. We understand how frustrating it can be to have an elevator malfunction at an inconvenient time, and we are here to help.

At the end of the day, elevators are expensive assets, whether they are operating in an apartment building or a commercial business. Therefore, it’s crucial to find an elevator service company you can rely on. As a locally owned and operated company with years of experience and in-depth knowledge, you can trust us to take exceptional care of one of your most valuable assets.

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John founded General Elevator Solutions in 2012.  After graduating from Ohio State University with an A.S. degree in Electronics, he worked 15 years in the industrial electro-mechanical industry, where this experience directly transitioned him into the elevator industry.  Before founding GES, John worked as a Service Foreman for General Elevator Sales and Service and as a Service Technician for West Coast Elevator.  He currently is a Certificate of Competency and Certified Elevator Technician cardholder for the State of Florida.

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After graduating from DeVry University with a B.S. in Electronic Engineering, he started his elevator career in 1990 with ABELL Elevator International as a Service Technician, where he was soon promoted to Branch Manager. Between 2003 and 2012, Hubbard was Branch Manager for General Elevator Sales and Services.  He joined GES in December 2012 and became a Managing Partner in 2015.  He is a Certificate of Competency and Certified Elevator Technician cardholder for the State of Florida and a NAESA International Qualified Elevator Inspector.

Larry Hubbard Headshot
Larry Hubbard Headshot

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