VDA established the Des Moines, IA office in 2019 to provide elevator consulting services and a local staff to assist the firm’s growing client base in the western U.S.The office provides full design and engineering services for new and modernized building transportation equipment, and Maintenance Quality Control Evaluations of existing equipment.
The office is headed by Mike Wallace. He has over 12 years in the elevator industry. He began his career in the field offices in sales, supervision and management positions within KONE, ThyssenKrupp and Schindler Elevator Company. Most recently he spent (5) years with Schindler in their Des Moines, IA office responsible for all maintenance, modernization, repair and new construction sales, supervision and management.
His responsibilities at VDA include local area management, performance of all phases of Elevator Consulting/Design Services, Quality Control Evaluations, Maintenance Monitoring, etc…
He also writes equipment and maintenance specifications for new and existing vertical transportation equipment, and provides construction administration services. In addition, he serves as project manager on modernization contracts.
Mr. Wallace has developed an expertise in existing installations and modernization projects during his time with VDA.