VDA established the Nashville office in early 2020 to provide a local presence and develop our growing business in the Nashville and the State of Tennessee and surrounding areas. In conjunction with our Atlanta office, these offices provide a local staff to assist the firm’s growing client base in the Southeast including Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Louisiana.

The office provides elevator inspections, full design and engineering services for new and modernized vertical transportation equipment, Maintenance Quality Control Evaluations/Maintenance Management of existing equipment, Equipment evaluations and Due Diligence for acquisitions, Maintenance Specifications, RFP’s, and general consulting to assist clients with all areas of vertical transportation.

The office is headed by Area Manager, Ken Donner, who joined VDA in 2012 as a Senior Associate with over 38 years of prior experience in the elevator industry with a diverse background in engineering, design, project management, sales, and branch and regional management. Mr. Donner is joined by Terry Stepp, who comes to VDA with over 39 years in the elevator industry and is QEI certified. His experience consists of 19 years in the field, construction, service management, and a regional safety manager for Major Elevator.


301 S. Perimeter Park Dr., Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37211
Phone: 615-988-7090

Ken Donner

Area Manager - Atlanta