About Us

Ride The Stairs Owners Randy & Nancy White

Thank you for visiting our website. My name is Randy White. I have been in the accessibility business since 1979 when, after college, my brother Doug offered me my 1st job at The Whitaker Company in Yonkers, NY.  I began as a technician installing and servicing lifts, I worked my way to residential and commercial sales.  Whitaker became the largest installer of stair lifts in the USA with 6 locations. In 1992, I left Whitaker to work with Handi-Lift, Inc in Wyckoff, NJ. It was during my transition to Handi-Lift that I met my wife, Nancy.  Nancy worked in sales too. She saw my passion for the industry and encouraged me to take a leap of faith and open my own company. 

In 1994, after negotiating with my employer, Nancy and I opened Handi-Lift Residential, Inc. We serviced NY, including the 5 boroughs of NY City, Long Island, all of NJ and CT.  By 2005 our company had grown steadily, and we were working non-stop.  We were blessed with 2 children and had an extremely full life.  As successful as our company was, we realized we wanted a better quality of life.  After careful consideration we made the life changing decision to move to North Carolina. It was one of the best decisions we ever made.  We began Ride The Stairs here in Mooresville, NC.  Our oldest son, Brandon, works with us and is an integral part of our company. Our daughter, Madison, attended UNC Wilmington and is a certified scuba instructor there. 

We remain a family business today and take pride in that. We are not a big box store, a franchise or an internet company.  We are not pushy salespeople and our customers appreciate that. Ride The Stairs services homes, churches, community buildings, & commercial properties. We are a resource for customers who are learning about home access products and are seeking answers.  We have a wealth of information to share and it is our pleasure to share that with you.  Allowing homeowners to remain in the home they love is our mission & is what drives us.  Everything we do is designed to nurture that mission.  Please call on us any time. 

With kind regards, Randy & Nancy White

During our 40 years I have:

* Visited most every manufacturer in the US, Europe, and Asia.
* Developed relationships with the owners, the engineers, and the every day workers at each manufacturing company.
* Been hands on with the equipment, service and even the design on new products.
* Regularly attend shows and work shops in our industry and am involved in the NAEC, our industry's association.

We have a solid company and We are here to stay!