Welcome to Bedco Mobility
Stairlifts, Wheelchair Lifts, and Accessible Vans
Founded in 1912 as Baltimore Elevator Company, Bedco Mobility was one of the first companies in the nation to focus our brand around accessibility. We started out in the 1960s with just residential stairlifts. As the industry grew, we added vertical and inclined wheelchair lifts, wheelchair accessible vans, and other mobility products. Eventually, we circled back to residential elevators. Bedco Mobility has since become one of the largest independent accessibility companies in the Mid-Atlantic.
But we are not resting on our past success. We are committed to providing the quality products and expert service that has built our business from the beginning. Well into our third generation of family ownership, we are poised to serve our customers now and in the future. If you are in the market for accessibility or mobility equipment in Maryland, Washington D.C, or Northern Virginia, contact us. We’re here to help! Your satisfaction is our guarantee.
Christopher G. Cromwell,
Why choose Bedco?
In the digital age, there is a wide selection of accessibility equipment available to you. However, there is a lot of risk in purchasing this equipment over the internet. When it comes to mobility equipment, no amount of risk is worth it. Accessibility equipment sold directly to the consumer for self-installation is unsafe. Working with an expert to find the best equipment for your needs is essential. Don’t waste your time and money on something that could be inoperative, dangerous, or even illegal!
When you buy accessibility equipment over the internet, there’s no way to know for sure what you’re getting. You can’t really know what the lift looks like, how much room it takes up, or how it operates. At Bedco Mobility, we have two showrooms where you can see the units, ride them, and get a feel for how they could fit into your everyday life. Our accessibility equipment experts are here to guide you every step of the way.
All stairways present application challenges. This can include width, top and bottom clearance, headroom, or the user’s specific limitations. Without expert guidance, it’s easy to purchase something that won’t work with your space. At Bedco Mobility, we provide free in-home estimates to measure your stairway. Our mobility experts are here to recommend the equipment to suit your individual needs.
Contrary to what some companies claim, lifts are not easy to install. Without the proper training, safe installation is impossible. If the lift is incorrectly installed, it could be unsafe. All technicians at Bedco Mobility are factory-certified. Our many years of experience have enabled us to provide safe, efficient installations.
Many internet-based companies sell low-quality accessibility equipment. This enables them to sell their products at a low price. Bedco Mobility sells only the highest-quality equipment. We stand behind our products with expert installation and service.
Additionally, local dealers have the ability to install curved stairlifts and give consumers a wide range of options. Digital companies only offer straight units, which are not always the right choice. Often, a curved unit is the better option. With the Stannah 260 Curved Stairlift, for example, Bedco Mobility can handle any stairwell. We’ve worked with everything, from flat turns to spirals, inside or outside turns, or parking chairs around top or bottom corners.
Many internet-based companies require you to pay 100% of the price in advance. This means you’re paying upfront for equipment you haven’t seen that might not even work. On top of that, there are no guarantees of a refund! You could easily get stuck with a useless, expensive piece of accessibility equipment. Bedco Mobility only requires a small deposit. You don’t pay full-price until the unit is installed! This way, we ensure total satisfaction.
Many companies don’t offer a labor warranty. If you have a problem with your lift, you have to disassemble and return it to the factory yourself. This can be expensive and time-consuming. Even if the manufacturer finds that the problem was caused by improper installation, they don’t cover repair costs. You could be without the use of your lift for weeks!
Our factory-certified technicians are always prepared. With fully stocked, radio-dispatched service vehicles, we respond to most service calls within one day. We can usually solve the problem immediately. Extended labor warranties and service contracts are also available.
Some jurisdictions require installers of accessibility equipment to be certified. If you install a lift yourself or hire a handyman without specific training, you could be in violation of state laws and subject to fines. All Bedco Mobility technicians are employees of the company. Each has been factory-trained and certified, and carries full liability insurance.
Most internet-based companies are neither manufacturers nor dealers. These companies exist solely in cyberspace with no warehouse facility, sales staff, or technical support. They merely take orders over the internet and send them to manufacturers. The manufacturers ship the products directly to customers. This process can take several weeks.
Internet vendors of accessibility equipment carry limited liability. Once transactions are completed, any problems are between the customer and the manufacturer. Bedco Mobility is a local, Mid-Atlantic company that is fully insured. We can usually schedule your installation within a few days.
Additionally, direct-to-consumer sales over the internet are against the policy of the leading organization for accessibility manufacturers and dealers, AEMA (Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers Association). This is due to the major risk that accompanies self-installation. No reputable manufacturer or dealer of accessibility equipment would sell their products directly over the internet. Bedco Mobility is a proud member of AEMA and operates under their guidelines.