Does the manufacturer matter when buying a lift or elevator? ABSOLUTELY! There are a lot of lifts /elevator manufactures out there. Some are good and some are very bad. That is why we are a huge proponent of dealer based sales verses direct manufacture sales. The dealer has many options on where to get product he is not going to just push one product because that is all he has. A good dealer will shop around the market place for the type of product that his customers are looking for and make the match. While the idea of saving money by buying from a manufacturer seems like a good idea, it may not always be the best option. A dealer not only looks at a product that meets your needs, but also takes into consideration the maintenance and repairs of the product for the long term. If a product is not holding up and customers are complaining, a dealer can change much quicker than a manufacture that has to change the production line to make a change. Working with a good dealer is to the customer’s advantage.