Wheelchair Ramps: Amramp Provides Access in any Situation

Amramp Philadelphia Transforms Pennsylvania Family’s Lives

Posted on Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Amramp Philadelphia teams with United Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida Association to benefit 4-year-old

4-year-old Nate testing out his new Amramp modular ramp

Four-year-old Nate can now get from his home into his Glenside, PA, yard, just like kids without Spina Bifida, thanks to grants from United Cerebral Palsy and the Spina Bifida Association. 

Nate has already been using the ramp to ride his motorized scooterboard up to our front porch and down to our front yard,” shared Nate’s mother, Jamie, “Now he just can’t wait to get his power wheelchair, and be able to get in and out of our house with it!”

4-year-old Nate testing out his new modular Amramp ramp

Nate’s parents, Jamie and Stephen worked with both UCP and SBADV to secure grants to fund the ramp and installation. The family then contacted Nick Marcellino at Amramp Philadelphia in June to ask if Amramp is willing to work with third-party organizations. 

We performed the evaluation and proposal; when the funds came through a month later, we got to work,” explained Amramp Philadelphia owner-operator Marcellino. 

Spina Bifida is a condition that occurs when the spine of a baby fails to close, creating an opening, or lesion, on the spinal column. This opening can lead to nerve damage in the spinal column, which then results in varying degrees of paralysis. 

Amramp’s patent-pending steel modular wheelchair ramp connects the family’s porch to the front yard, comprising two 4-foot-by-4-foot platforms and 25-feet of ramp. Amramp experts arrived at 9 a.m. and installation was complete in about a half-day, by 1 p.m.

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Thank you so much to the two gentlemen who installed the ramp (and the other gentlemen who were there for the evaluation previously), who were so friendly professional, efficient, and were so good with interacting with our son,” said Jamie. 

Thank you to United Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida Association of Delaware Valley for their generous financial assistance to help make this possible. Thank you also to Nick and Joyce at Amramp, for all your work to coordinate the ramp evaluation, purchase, and installation. We appreciate all of you and the work you have done to help make this happen,” Jamie said. “We can't thank you enough for everything!”

Every ramp or accessibility product that we install is very meaningful to the Amramp team in all 45 locations across North America, because we know that our efforts are improving individual’s lives and their loved ones, too.

We just changed a little boy’s life and his parents for the better,” said Marcellino, “Very humbling.”

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Please contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center 888-715-7598


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Special Orders Don’t Upset Us!

Posted on Fri, Aug 02, 2013

Amramp’s modular, design flexibility provides wheelchair ramp solution for a law office in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada

A law firm in Westaskiwin, Alberta, Canada needed to provide wheelchair access for its office. This commercial wheelchair ramp was tricky to design and to fit in the limited, difficult space allowed. It also required additional special order platforms to the fit on the porch for a compliant landing. The ramp then had to stay within inches of the property line.

Lorne Wensel, our Amramp Alberta franchise partner, worked with Mike Bucceri one of our corporate engineers to design the ramp and the special order platforms. Because Amramp manufactures all of our own ramp material, we were able to create the perfect ramp for this project and ship it to Alberta, Canada quickly. Mike also provided engineering drawings that were used for the permit.

The ramp was two inches from the A/C unit when done! The building inspector passed the ramp with flying colors. The Amramp steel ramp was the only ramp that could be built in a side yard so close to the building because it is non-combustible. Wood and aluminum are combustible materials.

Amramp installs accessibility ramps throughout the United States and parts of Canada at businesses, residences, schools and institutions. Amramp is North America’s leading ramp company specializing in sturdy, customizable ramps for disability access.

Ramps can be installed temporarily for short term or long term needs without damaging the housing structure as they are not a permanent modification to the home. Amramp products comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Alberta Barrier Free Design Guide and are available for sale or rental with no minimum time frame and no ramp size restrictions. The unique, perforated steel mesh ramp surface has an open pattern, allowing moisture to drain, reducing the possibility of a slippery ice surface or mold build-up.

Amramp also installs stair lifts, vertical platform lifts and other accessibility solutions. Please contact our National Customer Service Center 888-715-7598 or visit our website at www.amramp.com

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