Reliable, Quality Service

Thompson Elevator Inspection Service, Inc. was formed in 1975 to assist and provide code inspections for approximately 150+ communities in the Chicagoland area and other areas primarily in the state of Illinois.

The mission of the company is to provide safety inspections for elevator type equipment including:

  • Elevators
  • Escalators
  • Wheelchair Lifts
  • Freights
  • Docklifts
  • Dumbwaiters
  • Material lifts
  • Special lifts

Our staff consists of ASME Certified QEI Inspectors. For technical questions or urgent matters, an inspector is only a phone call away.


Our Clients

Our typical clients include municipalities, school districts and individual buildings, such as, but not limited to:

  • Government Offices and Facilities
  • Small, medium, and large Commercial Office Properties
  • Condominium Associations
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Private Residences
  • Small, medium, and large Real Estate Management Services
  • Healthcare Facilities such as Hospitals and Medical Office Buildings
  • Extended Care and Assisted Living Facilities
  • Hotel, Motel, and Tourist Properties
  • Funeral Homes
  • Retail Stores
  • Food Industry Buildings such as Restaurants and Banquet Facilities
  • Industrial and Warehouse Facilities
  • Public Schools, Private Schools, and Educational Facilities including Community Colleges, Universities, and K-12 School Buildings
  • Places of Worship such as Churches and Synagogues
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HR Green, Inc. and Thompson Elevator Inspection Service, Inc. Form a Strategic Alliance to Help Municipalities Streamline Plan Reviews & Inspections

June 2, 2017

(McHenry, IL) – Helping Chicagoland municipalities with efficient plan reviews and inspections has been the mantra for HR Green, Inc. (HR Green)’s Building Department Service group and Thompson Elevator Inspection Service, Inc. for many years. Today, these seasoned organizations announced a strategic alliance uniting their teams of highly qualified and certified professionals to help Chicagoland municipalities realize greater efficiencies and enhanced customer services.

This strategic alliance will focus on building plan check and inspection services for the Chicagoland municipalities they serve. The streamlined approach between the two organizations will help them serve their clients with greater efficiency and will ultimately get buildings occupied sooner. This will assist municipalities by not only enhancing the customer service experience for their constituents, but by returning valuable resource funds to further enhance the community for residents, businesses and visitors.

Together they will provide government Building Department Service offerings for a building’s life cycle (commercial or residential). The strategic alliance provides the “triangle” of building, fire and elevator code compliance and compliments HR Green’s single source solution for building and homeowners.

“Having worked with some of HR Green’s Building Department Services staff for many years, this strategic alliance is an ideal way for us to work together to help streamline inspection and plan review services for many of the Illinois municipalities we serve.” said Patty Thompson Young, Manager, Thompson Elevator Inspection Service.

“As part of HR Green’s ongoing commitment to helping communities provides a single source solution to process, review, inspect, and approve new construction and improvements, this strategic alliance allows us to work together to improve efficiencies that will help our municipal clients and their constituents.” said Timothy J. Hartnett, HR Green Principal/Vice President, Practice Leader – Governmental Services – Midwest.

This team can quickly mobilize qualified ICC and QEI-certified plan reviewers and inspectors, engineers, architects, certified building officials, accessibility specialists, and counter staff. With more than 30+ years of experience in the elevator industry, each elevator inspector is QEI Certified and State of Illinois licensed to provide plan reviews, acceptance and routine code inspections and other code requirement assistance for projects. Building on this vast experience, our alliance team will continue to be a true partner with Chicagoland agencies to efficiently process projects.

About HR Green

Originally founded in 1913, HR Green has been serving the Chicagoland area, including the six collar counties, since 1981 and has offices throughout the United States. HR Green services local governments with Building Department Services, Municipal Engineering and Public Works assistance. HR Green provides engineering, technical, and management services to clients in the following markets: Transportation, Water, Governmental Services, Land Development, Environmental, and Construction. For more information, visit www.hrgreen.com.

About Thompson Elevator Inspection Service

Since 1975, Thompson Elevator Inspection Service has been a complete elevator inspection service company serving the Chicagoland area and the six collar counties by providing professional services for vertical transportation including but not limited to safety, code compliance and plan approvals for new installations, modernization projects and code elevator inspections as well as Category Test Witnessing for conveyances for, but not limited to, elevators, escalators, wheelchair lifts, freight, dumbwaiters, material lifts, and dock lifts.

Christopher M. Castillo
Marketing Communications Specialist

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