Professionals Who Care

Inclined Elevation, located in Bracebridge, Ontario, was founded in 2006 by Dr. John Weinstein. John started building lifts in 2003 and he continues to evolve the lift design and building procedures as well as custom designing and setting each lift we make. He is backed by a team of experienced pros who dedicated to excellence. Collectively, we are devoted to building the smartest, safest, most reliable, most durable, smoothest-running, most attractive lifts you can buy.

Integrity, Excellence, and Innovation are our original values. We believe in them. We stick to them. You can count on them.

This is our corporate vision: We are a learning organization. We offer superior products and services. Our technologies, functional performance, and on-site implementation are the obvious choice for the informed customer.

We build what we often call "100-year lifts." If your Inclined Elevation lift is maintained properly, there's no reason it can't last that long.

John Weinstein, Owner

Photo circa 2010,

Photo circa 2010,

John earned his PhD in theoretical particle physics in 1986 (his thesis showed that certain "bound states" of two quark/anti-quark (meson) systems existed, resolving a host of 30-year-old issues in meson phenomenology). With the same problem-solving abilities, he has been evolving lift design and construction practices since 2003. He founded Inclined Elevation in 2006 based on these goals: build strong, rigid, safe, durable, smooth-running, attractive lifts that combine state-of-the-art engineering with industrial-strength construction and a natural, discreet, understated cottage look.

In addition to his PhD, John brings a wide range of experience to the lift building business including apprentice aircraft mechanic, university professor, boat and automobile rebuilder, construction site supervisor, factory machine shop supervisor, machinist, production machine designer/builder, and industrial consultant. He is a craftsman with an understanding of both the highly theoretical and the consummately practical.

John designs every lift and supervises its construction. He also sets every track, establishing the line it will take by installing the first section. 

John is exactly the kind of person you trust to build an inclined elevator for you and your loved ones at your hillside cottage or home. 


Chris Stephenson started with us in 2009 and now runs the manufacturing operation at our Bracebridge shop. He builds the tracks, cars, chassis, and the all the other components required to build the lift. Chris has nearly 20 years experience and all types of welding certifications earned while working in building construction as a structural steel welder, production MIG welding in the automotive industry, pressure vessel pipe welding including gas pipelines, burner unit manufacturing, and much more. Chris shares John's passion for quality.

Dennis Anderson, FABRICATOR

Dennis Anderson has been building lifts with Inclined Elevation since 2010. With experience building in the field and in the shop, Dennis now spends most of his workdays in the Bracebridge shop, painting and finishing track and other lift components, as well as keeping the shop organized and the build team supplied with the right parts, materials, and tools.


Renee Stephenson joined the team at Inclined Elevation in March of 2016. After graduating from Georgian College with a diploma in Business, Renee built a 20-year career in the building material retail sector in Carnarvon and Muskoka. Her commitment to quality and customer satisfaction made her a perfect fit for Inclined Elevation and we were thrilled when she accepted the position.

The Build Team


These are the guys that make it happen in the field. From left to right, Cody Sprague, Build Team Welder, Chris Stephenson, usually Shop Welder, Fabricator, and Foreman but often supports the Build Team, Lou Morris, Build Team Leader, and Wyatt Larsen, Builder. This photo was taken at Lift 79, October, 2017.

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Please email or call him @ 705•645•4567 and or call her at 705•205•5841.