Elevator, Escalator and Lift Repair and Service

IES Elevator Services

New Construction - Elevators, Escalators and Lifts

IES Elevator Services

Modernization Services - Elevators and Escalators

IES Elevator Services

Material and People Lifts for all Applications

IES Elevator Services

Serving All Indutries with Vertical Transportation Needs

IES Elevator Services

Stairlifts, Wheelchair Lifts and Home Elevators

IES Elevator Services

Why choose IES?

We are an independently owned full-service Elevator Company serving North Dakota and Minnesota. We offer commercial elevator installations, elevator maintenance, elevator modernizations, hydraulic jack replacements, and emergency elevator repair services for virtually any type of lifting device.
  • We are QEI Certified
  • We are Master Elevator Constructors
  • We have more than 25 years of industry experience
We are able to provide service for nearly every type of equipment installed out in the field, including all of the industry's leading manufacturers:
  • Otis Elevator
  • Schindler
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Kone
  • MEI
  • Motion Control Engineering (MCE)
  • Vertitron (VMI)
For more information, call us at: (888) 870-9628


Trust your equipment with the most experienced and talented technicians in the region.



The right fix...the first time!
An out-of-service elevator, escalator or lift is not only a compliance/safety issue, it can also damage your business. At IES, we answer our phone 24x7x365 and we respond quickly. We will work to find the fastest and most cost-effective solution to your out-of-service or malfunctioning equipment. We can also work with a capital budget plan and schedule extensive repairs over a period of time.
  • Emergency Repair Service
  • Electronic Board Repairs
  • Obsolete Part Repairs


Over the last several years, there have been substantial code changes. At IES, we are involved in all code changes in the local jurisdictions that may affect your elevators. We are committed to staying on top of changes in our industry. If you have questions regarding code upgrades, standards or other information about your elevators, call today: (888) 870-9628


Safety? Compliance? We've got you covered...
IES is available to perform all elevator testing and inspections required by the State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. IES will perform all elevator testing, elevator inspections, manage any necessary correction orders, and process all state documentation required to keep your elevator system violation free. When you work with IES, elevator compliance is no longer your concern; it’s ours.


IES is able to offer vertical transportation consulting expertise nationwide. IES's consulting services provide building owners, property managers, physical plant administrators, engineers and architects with professional services for elevator and escalator products and services.
IES's QEI certified personnel have the experience and capability to provide maintenance audits, code evaluations, specification development and review for maintenance, modernization, and new installations.
Contact us today at (888) 870-9628 for help with:

  • New Installation Specifications
  • Modernization Specifications
  • Design Criteria
  • Bid Specifications
  • Bid Analysis
  • Progress Inspections
  • Turnover Inspections
  • Warranty Inspections


Customers and their equipment have different needs and requirements, we are able to provide custom maintenance plans that are flexible and allow you to leverage our services to meet your specific needs. Below are just a few of the benefits of an IES Maintenance Agreement:

  • Prevents costly repairs and violations
  • Flexible, customized to meet your needs
  • Dependable and reliable service
  • Extends the life of your equipment
  • Reduce callbacks and downtime
  • Covers all manufacturers and type of equipment
  • Lower building operating expenses

IES offers preventative maintenance programs for passenger elevators, freight elevators, material lifts, accessibility lifts and all types of elevating devices from any company or manufacturer. You will receive exceptional service from our qualified technicians backed by our senior mechanics who can provide trouble-shooting on your most difficult elevator issues. Contact us today at (888) 870-9628 to design your customized elevator maintenance plan.


IES Modernization Solutions can help you add some new life to your older elevators!


The modernization of an elevator involves the repair and/or replacement as well as upgrade and addition of equipment to bring the elevator up to current code and industry standards. The degree of the repair and replacement as well as the upgrade and addition of the equipment can depend on:

  • The original installation date
  • The code requirements at the time of the installation
  • Alterations to the equipment after the original installation
  • The maintenance performance throughout the life of the equipment
  • The existing condition of the equipment
  • The intended utilization of the equipment
  • The actual utilization and traffic the elevator has endured


IES can customize a modernization solution to meet the specific needs of your elevator or escalator. With an IES Modernization Solution you can experience:

  • Improved performance
  • Improved safety and reliability
  • The latest technology
  • Minimal building disruption
  • Cost-effective modernization
  • Improved occupancy and leasing rates
  • Improved code compliance


A well-maintained elevator may last 20 or more years, but eventually you will need to upgrade major components or completely modernize your equipment. With careful planning and an IES Modernization Solution, modernizing your elevator can be a strategic capital investment rather than an emergency repair or code compliance situation.

  • Passengers are complaining about noise, comfort and poor floor leveling
  • People are waiting too long in the lobby
  • The elevator does not comply with current code and safety standards
  • The building's use has changed or traffic has increased since installation
  • The elevator is having a negative effect on rental rates and property values
  • The elevator is more than 10 years old or looks worn and out-of-date


We deliver on time, on budget, and on value


From initial design to equipment installation, rely on IES for your new elevator equipment needs. We will work with you to design a custom, non-proprietary elevator solution to fit your budget and the unique needs of your building. New construction projects present many potential challenges. With IES-Elevator Services, your new elevator system will not be one of them.


If you are considering adding a residential lift to your new or existing home, trust the experts at IES to ensure your project is done on time and within your budget. IES-Elevator Services will work with you to develop the most cost effective, minimally invasive solution possible for your home.



Hydraulic elevators are commonly used for low rise applications up to six stories. In this system, a hydraulic cylinder and piston assembly is installed into the ground. Hydraulic oil is pumped by the pump unit through a feedline to the cylinder assembly. This causes the elevator car to rise upwards. Due to the design, hydraulic elevators are low speed (typically 100 to 150 foot per minute) and are inherently lower in cost than traction elevators.
  • Holeless Hydraulic Elevators - Holeless systems do not use a conventional piston/casing arrangement. They use a pair of above ground cylinders, which eliminates cost of drilling and any possibility of environmental contamination. Holeless systems ideal for building with 2-3 floors.
  • Dual Roped Hydraulic Elevators - Holeless system that uses a pair of above ground cylinders as well as a rope system, ideal for buildings with 4-6 floors that need a holeless application.
  • In-Ground Hydraulic Elevators - use both above ground cylinders and a rope system, which combines the versatility of inground hydraulic with the reliability of holeless hydraulic, they can serve up to 8-10 floors.


Traction elevators are commonly used for mid and high rise applications six stories and above. In this system, there is typically a large motor above the elevator hoistway which turns a large drive sheave. Multiple steel wire ropes are attached to the top of the elevator car frame. These hoist ropes then route vertically up the hoistway and over the drive sheave grooves. As the motor turns the drive sheave, the traction between the drive sheave and the hoist ropes causes the elevator to go up and down. Traction elevators are more complex due to the higher speeds of travel (typically 250 to 2000 foot per minute) and the necessary addition of safety equipment to ensure safe operation. As a result, they are higher in cost than hydraulic elevators.


Machine-Room-Less elevators are just that, elevators that don't require a machine room unlike the traditional designs of overhead traction and hydraulic elevator that do. The new lift design presents a departure from the traditional, looped over-the-top traction rope routing of traction elevators. The ends of the cables are fixed to the supporting structure, and the lengths of the cables are connected to the car and counterweight by means of a force-multiplying, energy saving compound pulley system. Machine-Room-less elevators have become a welcome alternative to the older hydraulic elevator for low to medium rise buildings. The MRL elevator utilizes a gearless traction type machine, which results in superior performance and ride quality compared with hydraulic elevators. MRL’s can also operate at faster speeds thus increasing the perception of quality over a conventional hydraulic and require less space to do so.


Escalators are powered by constant-speed alternating current motors. Modern escalators have single piece aluminum or steel steps that move on a system of tracks in a continuous loop. Escalators are required to have moving handrails that keep pace with the movement of the steps. The direction of movement (up or down) can be permanently the same, or be controlled by personnel according to the time of day.


Manlifts are industrial elevators often used in settings such as feed mills, flour mills and other production operations. Types of manlifts include hand-powered counter-balanced, rack and pinion, and powered endless-belt.


VRC's - Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors also called Material lifts, are designed only to move materials. VRC's are most commonly used in factories or wheelhouses where large units of material need to be moved from floors.


A wheelchair lift, also known as a platform lift, or vertical platform lift is a fully powered device designed to raise a wheelchair and its occupant in order to overcome a step or similar vertical barrier.Wheelchair lifts can be installed in homes or businesses.


A non-portable, permanently installed elevating device for transporting persons with physical disabilities between two or more levels by means of a guided carriage moving substantially in the direction of a flight of stairs or a ramp.



Founded by Wolfe Clark, IES, LLC is a privately-owned business based in Grand Forks, North Dakota. With offices in Grand Forks and Fargo, IES has grown to become a full-service independent elevator company providing installation, maintenance and repair services to elevating devices in the upper midwest.


Wolfe ClarkAs Founder and President, Wolfe Clark is responsible for all aspects of the operations and the strategic vision of IES. Wolfe is QEI certified and a Master Elevator Constructor with over 20 years of experience working with the leading manufacturers and suppliers in the elevator industry.

Before founding IES, Wolfe was an Elevator Inspector for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Previously, he held positions with Thyssen Krupp and Advance Elevator.


Our commitment to our customer's success is unwavering. This commitment is reflected in how we deliver our solutions and services and how we run our business. Below is a partial listing of our customers from various industries:



Job Description
Company seeks a highly motivated Service Sales Representative to sell service for elevators and escalators.

Job Duties
  • Estimating, negotiating and selling service and maintenance contracts.
  • Retain current maintenance agreements through good customer service.
  • Provide technical and support information to customer and deliver effective sales presentations.
  • Provide basic elevator consultation to customers.
  • Understand basic contract language terms based on the standard company agreement.
  • Follow and track standard processes in completing the above.
  • High diploma required
  • BA/BS in engineering or business degree preferred
  • 5+ years of sales experience
  • 1+ years in the elevator Industry
  • Possess excellent customer service skills to effectively communicate with customers and colleagues
  • Candidate must have ability to sell on factors other than price
  • A proven track record of sales success must be demonstrated
  • Candidates must be self motivated and a self starter
Additional Information
Please submit resume via e-mail to: careers@ies-elevatorservices.com