Vertical Transportation Consulting

Expert elevator and escalator solutions

Going up? Come ride with us.

DND Construction Services has extensive expertise in servicing clients nationwide for their vertical transportation needs. From evaluation and strategy development for lowering cost of ownership, to modernization projects, to handling elevator claims and overseeing repairs – our knowledge of elevator and escalator care, codes, and maintenance allows us to meet your needs and goals. Let DND Construction Services do the work. Contact us with your problem and we’ll take care of the rest.

Why Choose DND?

DND Construction Services’ key director of Vertical Transportation Consulting is Michael Walsh, who has extensive expertise in servicing nationwide brands. Michael has over 30 years experience in the field and serves on 4 National ASME Code Committees: Hydraulic Elevators, Existing Installations, Maintenance and Repair, and Escalators and Moving Walks.

Our Vertical Transportation department integrates engineering expertise, technical training, field experience, and a customer-centric approach to help clients maximize the value of their buildings. We have, and will continue to strive for excellence in every service we provide.

More About Michael

Michael Walsh / 856.723.6485
Director of Vertical Transportation Consulting

Michael has served over 30 years in the elevator and mobility industry working from the bottom of the ladder to the top. His unique experiences moving from an elevator repair technician to a project foreman and a business owner within the commercial and residential sectors has allowed for a well-rounded ability to consult on Elevator projects and loss or damage of elevator systems. Michael has previously served in three consulting roles, with insurance losses and damage assessment and with project consulting for a variety of vertical transportation systems. He is able to manage clients, create value, and understand the complex processes involved in the elevator industry, and possesses numerous certifications and proficiencies in elevator/escalator control systems and maintenance allowing for knowledge of comprehensive projects and how to manage them accordingly.

Relevant Experience

DND Construction Services, International, National Vertical Transportation Manager

  • Responsible for total account management as it pertains to all aspects of vertical transportation
  • Consulting on new construction and modernization projects from design and development to project management and completion
  • Provide service as an independent consultant for vertical transportation incidents for insurance losses and claims
  • Actively manage accounts as they pertain to vertical transportation needs
  • Provide forensic investigative services and expert witness testimony on cases involving vertical transportation
  • Provide QEI Inspection services as needed

Military Experience

United States Air Force
Rank: E-4, Senior Airman, Honorable Discharge 1985 – 1988
Education: Associates in Applied Science: Fire Science
Assignments: Alaska, Honduras, New Jersey


  • Dover Elevator Control Systems
  • Montgomery Elevators and Escalators
  • Motion Control Engineering Inc. Elevator Systems
  • AMTECH Elevator Controls
  • Haughton Elevator SystemsOtis Elevator Systems
  • Fujitec Elevator and Escalators
  • Hyundai Escalators
  • Schindler Elevator Control Systems and Escalators
  • ThyssenKrupp Elevators and Escalator
  • Kone Elevators and Escalators
  • Westinghouse Elevator and Escalator Control Systems
  • ESI
  • O&K Escalators


  • Lift for a Vet, Board of Directors
  • WorldWide Marriage Encounter, Inc., Board of Directors
  • National Association of Elevator Contractors
  • International Union of Elevator Constructors
  • National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • ASME 17.1 Code Committee Member
      • Hydraulic Elevators
      • Escalators and Moving Walks
      • Existing Installations
      • Maintenance and Repairs
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • Builders League of South Jersey
  • Building, Owner, and Managers Association of NJ, Associate Membership
  • American Pilots Association
  • American Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Team, Volunteer
  • Homes for our Troops, Volunteer
  • Disabled American Veterans


  • National Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) #E001066
  • Pennsylvania State Licensed Elevator Inspector
  • NJ State Licensed Elevator Mechanic
  • DE Licensed Elevator Mechanic
  • DE Master Electrician’s License
  • Certified Age in Place Specialist
  • SWIFT, Futura and Meridia Elevator Control Systems
  • TAC 20, 21 and 50 Elevator Systems
  • Hydraulic Elevator Valve Control Specialist – MAXTON
  • Motor and Machine Alignment – EMR Trenton NJ
  • KONE MIPROM 21 Traction Elevator Controls
  • KONE MIPROM 1 Hydraulic Elevator Controls
  • KONE HR Escalator Control Systems
  • KONE E5000 Escalator Control Systems
  • KONE Ecospace KCM831 Control Systems
  • KCM 831 Brake Specialist – Train the Trainer Program
  • KONE W5 and W7 Moving Sidewalk Controls

Elevator and Escalator Services

  • Portfolio Solutions
  • Maintenance Agreements
  • Modernization
  • New Construction
  • Performance Audits
  • Insurance Claims
  • Traffic Analytics


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Who We Work With

Building Owners

We perform an evaluation of your portfolio and develop a strategy to lower your overall cost of ownership. Our platform centralizes your data and includes monthly reporting and quarterly asset management reports that outline capital planning, outstanding violations, ongoing project tracking and maintenance contract enforcement.

Modernization Projects

Modernization is essential within the elevator industry. From a safety, financial, technological, and efficiency perspective there are a multitude of benefits for modernizing elevator systems. The most significant motive for modernization is of course safety. Codes and requirements have been put into place to prevent accidents, injuries, and elevator failures from occurring. We offer a full range of services to aid in the modernization of the elevators within your establishment.

Insurance Firms & Adjusters

We handle elevator claims upon request. We specialize in investigating the extent of damage, negotiating settlements and verifying the claim is within acceptable limits. Additionally, we oversee the actual repairs and manage the project to ensure all work is completed according to our specifications.

Building Engineers

With our knowledge of elevator care, codes, and maintenance DND Construction Services is recommended by building engineers.

Facility Managers

DND Construction Services offers assistance to facility manager’s regarding the maintenance and care of their elevators and escalators at major hotels, universities, government facilities, commercial and residential buildings and retail locations.


Optimal performance of vertical transportation is key in the Hospitality industry. Safety must be a top priority. We offer a full range of services to aid in the safety, financial, technological, and efficiency goals of your hotel, restaurant, casino, or entertainment establishment.

Other Clients

DND Construction Services provides world class elevator and escalator solutions unmatched in our industry. We specialize in a full range of services for all types of vertical transportation. Our extensive knowledge and experience within the industry allows us to meet the needs and goals of all buildings and projects.