StarLift’s founder and owner, Bob Alvarez, is passionate about all things elevator. Over his decades of experience, Bob has inspected, constructed, and installed countless elevators. He believes in providing home accessibility to everyone.
Bob is an inspector at Star Elevator Inspection and has completed his Master Elevator Constructor license with Master Electrical. He is QEI Certified, Rigging Certified, Welding Certified, OSHA Certified, and has worked in the elevator industry since 1973 when he started his career at Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Starlift’s CFO/CEO, Peter Kruse, has a personal vested interest in the home elevator space. When he was in school completing his architecture degree, his father become very ill with kidney disease. Peter and his brother often had to carry their father up the stairs after his treatments because he was so weak after his treatments.
Peter looked everywhere to find mobility solutions, but he couldn’t find a company that specialized in accessible homes. That’s why he started StarLift—to fill the need for mobility solution in the Twin Cities area.