Outdoor Wheelchair Lifts
in Illinois, Wisconsin, & Indiana

Mobility challenges should never get in the way of your life. Outdoor lifts provide easy entry for those using scooters or wheelchairs, letting you live without limits. With DME Elevators & Lifts, you can count on safe and reliable outdoor wheelchair lift installations for homes and public spaces by trusted experts.

Outdoor Wheelchair Lift Services

Decks and porches are timeless additions to any home, but the stairs can be a challenge—especially for scooter and wheelchair users. Instead of changing the exterior of your home with a ramp, a vertical platform lift (VPL) from DME Elevators & Lifts will let you enter your home without sacrificing your home’s design.

Using state-of-the-art technology, these reliable wheelchair lifts will get you from level to level without worrying about any obstacles that might cross your path. We install, repair, and provide residential and commercial wheelchair lifts.

Residential Outdoor Wheelchair Lift Features

The platform is steel-constructed and has a non-skid surface for a safe and comfortable ride. With plenty of lift sizes and optional colors to choose from, you are sure to find one that meets your needs and fits your home.
The controls and fixtures of your VPL come with an easy up-and-down control switch, and hall call control stations at both landings. For extra peace of mind, our team can install a telephone and emergency lighting.

All of our vertical platform lifts come with a standard upper landing gate. A folding hinged ramp is included in low-rise unenclosed applications and may be fitted with an optional platform-mounted lower-landing gate. Doors and gates may be manual or power-operated.

Outdoor wheelchair lifts are designed to withstand harsh Midwest weather. Our outdoor lifts will typically use screw drives. These drives usually climb at ten feet per minute.

Our vertical platform lifts are installed with your needs in mind. That’s why we offer car sizes reaching up to 18 square feet with low-rise applications measuring up to six feet with two stops. The load capacity for our vertical platform lifts is 750 pounds.

Commercial Outdoor Wheelchair Lift Features


The steel platform has a grab rail and guard panels that are 42″ high. The non-skid surface of this platform ensures a secure and comfortable ride. You can match your lift to the external paint of your building thanks to the variety of different colors.

Your commercial lift’s fixtures and controls include a simple up-and-down control switch as well as hall call control stations at both landings. Our crew can set up a phone and emergency lighting for added safety.

Certain low-rise units may be unenclosed, taller units require a shaftway or enclosure. Depending on the application, enclosures, shaftways, and doors may be fire-rated.

Configuration of a commercial outdoor lift comes equipped with a straight-through entry and exit. Additional options for entry and exit on the same side and a 90-degree entry and exit are available. Screw and hydraulic drives are also utilized.

Commercial outdoor VPLs can reach 14 feet with up to three stops. Screw drives climb at ten or twenty feet per minute (fpm), while hydraulic drive systems run at 17 fpm. For a more refined VPL, DME Elevators & Lifts offers a Full Height Cab option.

Make the Outdoors Accessible With DME Elevators & Lifts

We’re changing the way people move, one wheelchair lift at a time. Enjoy your home or provide easy access to your business with outdoor wheelchair lifts. With over 45 years of experience, DME Elevators & Lifts is committed to uplifting our customers in every installation.

The DME Difference

Family Owned & Operated

Local Technicians

DME employees are fully trained and familiar with the communities they serve. We never hire subcontractors.

Top-Quality Products

We’ve selected only the most reliable lifting products from industry-leading manufacturers for your comfort, safety, and peace of mind.

Continued Maintenance & Service

When you choose us for your lifting solutions, we offer regular maintenance and service when you need it to keep your equipment running smoothly and safely.

45+ Years of Experience

We’ve been serving our customers since 1977, so you know you’re working with only the most knowledgeable employees and technicians.

Proudly Serving Our Customers for Over 45 Years

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