About Us

Our company is a locally owned and operated family business serving Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Inland Elevator was founded by three brothers in October, 2010. We have nearly 40 years of combined elevator experience as well as an additional 25 years of military experience maintaining electromechanical systems. We are a 100% Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) recognized at a State and Federal level.

While working for the larger companies in the Spokane area, we recognized an opportunity to provide better service, at a lower price to local businesses. In October of 2010, we decided to strike out on our own and pursue the "American Dream." Over the last 8 years, our company has gained customers all over Washington State and North Idaho. As a small independent company, we are highly adaptive, knowledgable and provide excellent customer support. As a local company, we are dedicated to providing honest, flexible service for other business owners in our area. Thank you for your interest in our company. We look forward to serving you!

Dan Garrett - Owner, Mechanic, Service & Repair Manager

Prior to entering the Elevator Industry, Dan was a Nuclear Machinist Mate (MM) in the US Navy. This field is difficult to enter and even more rigorous to complete. That knowledge, coupled with his electrical, mechanical and hydraulic skills provide him with a solid foundation and understanding of this trade. As a mechanic for one of the larger companies, he excelled in all aspects of this trade. Dan is experienced in Construction, Service, Repair, Modernization and advanced troubleshooting. Dan enjoys mountain biking, backcountry snowboarding, teaching/mentoring and working in his shop on various projects.

Ben Garrett - Owner, Mechanic, Modernization & Installation Manager

Ben entered the elevator trade after 8.5 years in the US Coast Guard as an Electricians Mate (EM). He advanced quickly based on his comprehensive knowledge of electrical systems and his dedication to his rate. He was hand picked to assist in the construction of the electrical systems on the USCGC Healy (WAGB-20) and was eventually stationed on this state of the art Ice Breaker. Ben's electrical skills, paired with his mechanical abilities allowed him to excel as an elevator apprentice. As an elevator mechanic at Inland Elevator, Ben is exceptionally skilled in the field while also managing Modernization and Installation. Ben enjoys riding his Harley, golfing and snowboarding whenever possible.

Josh Garrett - Owner, Mechanic, Administration

Josh began his elevator career after 10 years in the US Navy as a Fire Controlman (FC). He worked on electrical and mechanical weapons systems, specializing in 3D RADAR. While working for 2 of the larger elevator companies in Spokane, Josh primarily worked in in Repair and Modernization. This exposed him to a wide variety of different manufacturers and ages of equipment. He continues to expand his skill set and knowledge of the trade. Josh enjoys riding his Harley, kayaking, golfing, and snowboarding with his brothers.

Mary Richards - Sales Representative, Office Manager

Mary has been in the elevator industry since 1994. During that time she has been part of sales development, management, office administration, and even spent some time early in her career as an apprentice in the field. She has held membership in such organizations as BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) and WSSHE (Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering). Her drive for a career in elevators led her to numerous accreditations and classes to increase her knowledge. Mary handles many of the day to day operations and keeps us organized. She enjoys the outdoors, Spokane Chiefs and her pups.

Jeremy Tanner - Apprentice, Welder/Fabrication

Jeremy is a Spokane local and our apprentice in training. As a former Iron Worker, he brings a strong work ethic and a mechanical aptitude to Inland Elevator. Jeremy has worked primarily in the construction industry and isn't afraid of hard work. He serves as an apprentice to all technicians as well as being a seasoned welder and rigger. He does the majority of our custom fabrication of pit ladders, platforms, handrails, etc… He is a fast learner and we are happy to have him on our team. Jeremy enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, backcountry skiing and a variety of music.