VDA Elevator and Escalator Consulting established the Minneapolis office in 1998.  We provide full consulting services for our clients across the upper Midwest. The office provides full design and engineering services for a broad range of client needs.  These include design and development of new installations.  Modernization and upgrading of existing installations, Maintenance Equipment Evaluations, Due Diligence, surveys of existing equipment, and development of maintenance specifications.  All services for a wide variety of vertical transportation systems.

Minneapolis is a city in the state of Minnesota and the county seat of Hennepin County.   Abundant in water, with thirteen lakes, wetlands, and the Mississippi River creeks and waterfalls, Minneapolis had its origins in timber and as the flour milling capital of the world. It lies along both banks of the Mississippi River and adjoins Saint Paul, the state capital of Minnesota.

With 429,954 inhabitants as of 2020, Minneapolis is the most populous city in the state.  It is the 46th most populous city in the nation. Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and the surrounding area are collectively known as the twin cities.

Minneapolis has one of the nation’s best park systems. Many of these parks are connected by the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway. Biking and walking trails, some of which follow old railroad lines, run through many parts of the city.  Minneapolis has cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers. Home to some large companies, Minneapolis is the birthplace of General Mills, Pillsbury, and the Target Corporation. The city is home to the Guthrie Theater.  Minneapolis hosts four professional sports teams.

The University of Minnesota main campus is for the most part in Minneapolis, as are some other post secondary institutions. Part of the city is served by a light rail system. The city has several first rate hospitals, according to recent rankings.


Dana Rice

Area Manager - Minneapolis

Thomas R. Grad

Project Manager Executive - Minneapolis

Todd King


Jim Koch


Tim Warren

Senior Associate