Harmar’s history encompasses continuous product innovation and growth based on a commitment to quality and customer service. The result is undisputed leadership in mobility and accessibility solutions designed to help individuals enjoy the active and fulfilling lifestyle they choose.
1998 - Chad Williams bought a small vehicle lift company called All Purpose Manufacturing that had two products, an inside lift and an outside lift. The business was soon renamed Harmar Auto Lift.
2002 - Introduction of a complete portable ramp product line
2003 - 2200% growth since 1998 earned Harmar the #60 spot on the Inc.500 list as one of Inc. Magazine‘s fastest-growing private companies in America. Harmar was also honored as the second fastest-growing private American manufacturer.
Harmar developed a new category of vehicle lifts with the introduction of the Hybrid Lift.
2004 – Named the world‘s largest manufacturer of Outside Vehicle Lifts, Harmar once again earned a spot on the Inc.500, placing #148.
2006 - Became the exclusive North American distributor for AquaJoy Bath Lifts.
2007 – Introduced Residential Vertical Platform Lifts.
2008 - Acquired Summit Lifts for its popular stair lift line and to increase expertise in home accessibility.
Introduced what has become one of America‘s most popular stair lifts, the Pinnacle Stair Lift.
2009 - Launched a brand new, complete line of Highlander Residential and Commercial Vertical Platform Lifts.
2010 - Achieved 10,000% growth since 1998. Acquired Freedom Mobility for its extensive NMEDA-grade vehicle lift and Freedom Seat portfolio.
2011 - Launched the Sierra Inclined Platform lift, an all-new solution for residential accessibility.
2012 – Partnered with Cortec Group, a leading investor focusing on high-growth opportunities in health care and wellness, positioning Harmar for the next stage of growth.