Our Approach

We understand that “Quality Is Key”.  Our attention to detail defines our company and our ability to make your lake accessibility functional and safe.

As specialists in the outdoor elevator market, you can put your trust in us that we will deliver a product that you can enjoy for many years to come and feel secure knowing you are investing in an elite and reliable lift for you and your family.

When you install a Hillside Lift on your property, you will not only enhance the value of your home but also bring your outdoor lakeshore living to a whole new level.

Our guarantee is to offer the highest level of expertise within the industry…

Let Hillside Lifts make your outdoor dreams a reality!

Our Story

Hillside Lifts is owned and operated by Shane and Becky Hoefs, a husband and wife team.  Shane started out as an electrician by trade.  After working as an electrician in Moorhead, MN, he then found himself in the tram industry.  Shane started as a service technician and quickly moved into sales along with installations all across the country.  Becky graduated with Bachelors degree in Business Management.  After graduating college, she worked in banking in Fargo, ND for 4 years.   In 2007, she also found her way to the tram industry where she carried out marketing duties.  In 2009, Shane and Becky started Hillside Lifts to continue their journey in the incline elevator industry.  Since then, Shane has obtained his elevator contractors license in multiple States and Hillside Lifts operates as a licensed elevator contractor.  Our business includes, sales, service and installation primarily in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois; however, we travel frequently to other parts of the United States.  We currently employ 2 full-time service technicians, 3 installation crews as well as a shop manager and sales and installation manager. Even though we could never have imagined working together in an industry like this, we have become a great team and absolutely love what we do!