Show Date: April 11th, 2018
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Don Zimmerman, CEO
Home Elevator Company
Don Zimmerman earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in Business with a Minor in Economics in 1977. Don was also a Division I Scholarship letterman in Wresting at ISU.
Don entered the elevator industry immediately upon graduation by accepting employment with Montgomery Elevator Company (now part of Kone), a national commercial elevator and escalator manufacturer with sales, installation & service offices nationwide. Don worked his way through Montgomery’s Sales Engineering positions eventually becoming Branch Manager over Montgomery’s San Antonio & Austin offices.
In 1985 Don struck out on his own & founded Home Elevator of Texas. He was one of the first companies in Texas who concentrated on Accessibility & Private Residence lifting products, which is what our AEMA organization represents. Don established multiple authorized dealerships with manufacturers of these products. Don grew his company over the last 31 years expanding throughout central & south Texas establishing offices & staffed locations in San Antonio, Austin & Houston. His company currently has 26 employees with separate construction & service departments. He has obtained sales & technical certifications from his manufacturers & has multiple factory certifications to teach & offer AIA continuing education credits to architects in the accessibility and private residence lift industry. Don has served on several Board positions with national organizations & manufacturers in the accessibility & residential lift industry. Don’s company is registered as a Texas Elevator Contractor, his mechanics have obtained NAEC CAT™ mechanic certifications and he has CAPS (Certified Aging in Place) staff. Don has been in the elevator & lift industry full time for 39 years. Don believes that customer satisfaction is a key element.