The original person lift, the “Lectra Aid Person Lift”, was developed in 1986 by Bob Finklea. Bob, a World War II pilot, subsequently made his living as an airplane pilot for 45 years before chance, and possible destiny, led him to develop the CoachLift® concept.
Many years ago, a friend of Bob’s, who was a structural engineer, needed a way to help his wife into and out of their RV. He designed and patented a device that allowed her to sit in a chair and be lifted into the RV easily.
Some time later, the personal needs of Bob’s own paraplegic wife led him to seek out his friend and obtain permission to produce the lift. The design has been refined over the years, and Bob’s daughter Susan and her husband Steve continued making the same quality product, which is now known as the CoachLift.
CoachLift is now under new ownership – proudly owned and operated by J&D Mobility, LLC. J&D Mobility is comprised of former CoachLift employee of nearly 13 years, James Przewlocki, and partner Danielle Cooke.
Based in the Greater Phoenix Area, Arizona, J&D Mobility is committed to the same quality, innovation and care that Bob Finklea brought to the original “Lectra Aid Person Lift”. We deeply understand the needs of our customers, having worked closely with them for so many years and ourselves having family members who are physically challenged. This business is about more than the bottom line for us – it is about creating solutions that impact the world in a positive way, and grant a higher quality of living - one person at a time.
J&D Mobility, LLC
CoachLift® has a complete line of mobility lifts that allow a simplified mode of entrance to any vehicle or aircraft. RV Lifts from CoachLift® allow the utmost in mobility and comfort while utilizing a simple swing mechanism for a seamless entrance. The handicapped chair lift rises with the simple push of a button and is controlled by the user. In addition to RV lifts, we also provide disabled stair lifts for the home, heavy duty equipment vehicles, boats, aircraft and more. Each mobility lift can be fully customized to suit individual needs. The CoachLift® is 100% manufactured in the U.S.A.