Commercial Wheelchair Lifts & Vans

Customer Testimonials

Read what some BraunAbility customers have to say about our commercial products and support...

I have worked on Braun products since 2006. Pocatello Regional Transit has had a variety of Braun lifts and ramps in our para-transit buses. I have been very pleased with the technical and service assistance that both myself and my staff have received over the years.

Braun has been quick to respond to ramp warranty claims. These ramp warranty claims and repairs have resulted in a very reliable ramp (model BF-3255Y-2) that has not had any mechanical failures in ten months. I would highly recommend and endorse this model of Braun ramp, and the excellent support from the Braun staff.

Aaron Ozburn Maintenance Supervisor Pocatello Regional Transit

Aaron Ozburn - Pocatello, Idaho

We have been using the Braun Lifts since 2007. The lifts have performed very well, requiring minimum maintenance. The Braun Company and Eric Pearson, in particular, have demonstrated excellent product support.

Weve been using Braun Ramps on our 2010 Low Floor Arbocs. Weve experienced excellent quality and support on the ramps. The latest version of the ramp is basically trouble-free.

We will definitely continue to specify the Braun ramps on future bus orders.

Ed Yorek Maintenance Manager Metro Bus

Ed Yorek - Minneapolis, Minnesota

BraunAbility is more than a manufacturer of wheelchair lifts and accessories, it is a company whose employees take great pride in what they do, and the product they represent. The Sales Staff is knowledgeable of the product, and they have a sincere willingness to help in any way they can. The enthusiasm that they have when sharing the history of the company is indescribable.

When I heard some of the history of the company, I could not wait to read "Rise Above", by Ralph Braun. That book only confirmed to me that the employees of Braun Ability are as committed as Mr. Braun himself. The word "Ability" in the company's name is very fitting in many ways. Thanks to his determination he never let his disability get in his way of his abilities. This is something we often tell our staff, "Don't look at a child's disability. Look at their abilities!".

I would like to thank Mr. Braun and all the Braun employees for your persistence and dedication in helping so many gain their independence.

Kala Henkensiefken Transportation Coordinator, Independent School District 181, Brainerd, MN MNAPT Special Transportation Committee Chair

Kala Henkensiefken - Brainerd, Minnesota

It has been my pleasure to work with The Braun Corporation for over 18 years. Braun continues to be THE leader in accessible mobility products. Their service and product support is second to none and keeps us coming back to Braun year after year!

Kimberly Stanchfield Manager, EK Coaches Oregon 7197 S. Tull Rd. Canby, Oregon 97013

Kimberly Stanchfield - Canby, Oregon

"Braun offers an outstanding wheelchair lift product, matched by uncompromising product support. Our school and public transit customers rave about the product quality and value-added services!".

"Braun has been a long time business partner of Thomas Bus Sales of Iowa. The wheelchair lift products, including parts, after-market service support, and on-site training have had a significant impact on the customer service we are able to provide. Braun products are second to none!".


Tracy Bigley Parts and Service Manager Thomas Bus Sales of Iowa, Inc.

Tracy Bigley - Des Moines, Iowa

The parts department at Braun sends us the right parts every time and on time.

Product support staff is easy to reach and walk us through any issue until the problem has been solved.

Braun staff is extremely helpful with warranty claims and quick replacement part shipments.

We are very satisfied with the service and technical assistance from all of the Braun departments.

Randy Zobrist Executive Director/CEO River Bend Transit

Randy Zobrist - Davenport, Iowa

As a distributor and sales representative for over thirty years, I have been proud to have been associated with the Braun Corporation who has always held integrity and customer satisfaction foremost.

In my early days of selling wheelchair lifts, I did offer several different makes of lifts along with Braun's, but it was not long before I realized that the Braun product line was superior in both product innovation and customer and dealer support resulting in the lion share of all wheelchair lifts sold in both Iowa and Nebraska being Braun. I have sold Braun lifts exclusively for over twenty five years.

Thank you for a Great Product!

Jerry Smith - Masters Transportation

Jerry Smith - Dexter, Iowa

We have been Braun customers since 1995 and have always found their products to be dependable, easy to maintain and long lasting even in our high use environment. The available training and customer support is also top notch.

Dan Engelkes Maintenance Manager Rockford Mass Transit

Dan Engelkes - Rockford, Illinois

Cook Illinois Corporation has been in business for more than 50 years and we choose Braun Lifts in our school buses because they are the most reliable lift you can buy. We run over 300 special education buses with Braun lifts daily in Chicago area. Braun has exceptional sales, training, and support staff to take care of their lifts. Braun is an excellent company to do business with.Roger BannermanFleet ManagerCook Illinois Corp.

Roger Bannerman - Chicago, Illinois

I am writing a testimony on the Braun lifts we have in our fleet. We have 23 lift buses ranging from 14 years old to brand new this year in our fleet out of 270 buses and they all have the Braun lifts.

We are happy with the lifts because of the support we receive, they have required very little service if any and the parts are easily accessible. Almost all vendors are Braun dealers which makes it nice for us when we need a part.

Patti Waites Assistant Director of Transportation Hamilton Southeastern Schools

Patti Waites - Fishers, Indiana

This year, RTEC purchased a low-floor ramp equipped minivan through Braun. We are very pleased with the performance of the vehicle and wanted to let you know.

At RTEC, we continue to rely on Braun for assisting us in meeting the needs of disabled persons in the transit industry. We believe that Braun wheelchair lifts and conversion minivan have excelled in the paratransit business. The Braun Company is a very valuable resource and an excellent example of getting the job done. Braun offers training for the maintenance crew and continues to provide parts and service to meet all of our needs at the RTEC garage in Mount Vernon, KY.

Keep up the good work!

Shirley L. Cummins, CCTM Executive Director RTEC

Shirley Cummins - Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Federated Transportation utilizes several Braun low-floor minivans in our day to day operations. These minivans allow us to provide long distance transportation that is more economical in our rural areas. The wheelchair ramps are easy to use and require little maintenance.

We are so pleased with our Braun lifts and their overall performance that we specifically ask for them. The training that Braun provided to our staff and maintenance facility has allowed us to maintain our lifts which has increased our productivity and minimized our down time to virtually none.

Thank you again for making an excellent product that allows us to perform at a higher standard.

Petra Espinosa Operations Manager Federated Transportation Services of the Bluegrass 2308 Frankfort Court Lexington, KY 40511

Petra Espinosa - Lexington, Kentucky

Over 20 years of selling Paratransit vans and Buses I have found Braun Wheelchair lifts to be the highest quality Wheelchair lifts available. By a considerable margin! To top it off they also have the best customer service department and expedited parts shipping of any product we sell.

Dave Brown Mobility Transporation Services

Dave Brown - Canton, Michigan

OATS, Inc. is a not-for-profit transit company that provides transportation for over 35,000 people in the State of Missouri. With a fleet of over 800 vehicles all across the state its imperative to have a great partner who understands the importance of each and every one of those vehicles. Braun has always provided the best customer care regardless of where our vehicles may be located, rural or city, they work with us to insure that the product they provide us is always at its best. OATS has always appreciated the relationship they have had with Braun.

Katie Kelly Fleet/Safety Compliance Manager OATS

Katie Kelly - Columbia, Missouri

I have been in employed as the Director of Transportation for our local county developmental disability agency going on 20 years, I have worked with different makes and models of wheelchair lifts but have come to rely on the quality and dependability that Braun continues to provide year after year.

When a problem does a cure, their technical support staff are able to resolve problems quickly with minimal done time, no long wait for parts or trying to find a certified technician.

The lifts operate smoothly, are easy to keep service and store tight for a quite ride. Over all the Braun lift has been the best lift we have come across that provides the dependability and reliability we need to provide day-to-day safe and efficient service to our clients.

Ron Davidson Director of Transportation Seneca County Opportunity Center

Ron Davidson - Tiffin, Ohio

The Braun Corporation is a valued supplier and partner of MobilityWorks and thanks to their help we have enjoyed strong growth. Over the years we have literally put thousands of their lifts into MobilityWorks vans, and because their products are preferred by the majority of our customers, we look forward to continuing to grow with them well into the future.

Denny Summers Vice President MobilityWorks Commercial

Denny Summers - Akron, Ohio

We have operated over 250 Braun wheelchair lifts. Wheelchair lift reliability along with ease of maintenance is important in reducing maintenance costs and vehicle down time. That is why Braun wheel chair lifts are the preferred wheelchair lifts for our fleet. K. BareDirector of Maintenance

K Bare - Painesville, Ohio

Geauga County Transit has been using Braun lifts for several years now. At one point, due to a joint procurement and the way bid specs were written, we were required to purchase lifts from a competitor. From day 1, the drivers that were using those lifts DID NOT LIKE THEM, and specifically asked us to please go back to the Braun lift.

Now, when going in on a joint procurement, GCT makes sure the option of a Braun lift is put in to the bid specs so that we are able to purchase what is tried and true for the clients and the drivers.

Kristina M. Reider CCTM Director of Transportation Geauga County Transit

Kristina Reider - Chardon, Ohio

May 16, 2012

To Whom It May Concern;

About seven years ago I came to this company with little knowledge about the paratransit industry. Immediately our Braun Regional Manager and his supervisor were at our facility giving me hands on training. I have since realized it is the Braun way. The Braun Corporation is the complete package, from training to product support; we can always count on Braun to keep us informed and enhance our customers experience after the sale.

We look forward to a long and pleasant relationship with the Braun Corporation.


Rob Roy American Bus & Accessories Cincinnati, Ohio

Rob Roy - Cincinnati, Ohio

Thanks to Braun for all the support and training we have received from them during the past 15 years. Your companys quality product and excellent support have made Braun our choice of lifts when we order new buses. Our mechanics ask for Braun lifts and we insist on them for their dependability and reliability.

Bruce Bingham Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor Mesa Public Schools

Bruce Bingham - Mesa, Arizona

Each of us here at Auto Safety House would like to take a moment to thank you and The Braun Corporation for all of your efforts to help us succeed in the growth of our commercial products sales division.

Your personal efforts to make sure each of our clients are provided with expedited build times and superior conversion quality is and has been second to none! We are prideful when we present your products to our end users when we know what to expect when it comes to the reliability and dependability of the commercial lines you offer to ASH.

I should also mention that we appreciate the on and off site training you have offered to multiple end users. They too appreciate this in an effort to excel in there transporting special needs passengers.

Occasionally we forget to thank those that help businesses grow...Again, thanks to all!

Royce Harper National, Commercial Bus Sales Manager Auto Safety House

Royce Harper - Phoenix, Arizona

The Braun Corporation is a perfect example of World Class Customer Service. Consistently communicating that we the customer are valued, and that our satisfaction is paramount to the Braun organization.

Dale Couturier General Manager Arizona Bus Sales

Dale Couturier - Phoenix, Arizona

Braun has exceptional hands on product training and the best after the sale service and warranty for end users and dealers. Braun is also great at bringing new and improved products to the market.

Ryan Frost Creative Bus Sales

Ryan Frost - Chino, California

Brauns overall quality is second to none and their parts distribution process makes it easy to track orders, and get product quickly!

Thanks for helping our business grow, and be so successful! We look forward to the years to come.

Derek Murray Sunset Vans, Inc.

Derek Murray - Downey, California

Creative Bus Sales deeply values our strategic partnership with the Braun Corporation. Brauns product support and quality are at the highest level in our industry.Don White - Contract & Transit SalesCreative Bus Sales, Inc.Chino, CA

Don White - Chino, California

CVTD selects Braun equipment for several reasons. We were very impressed with Brauns Leadership, with their sales and service team, and the commitment they have made to their products. Every employee we have met from Braun is 100% dedicated to providing the best quality available and I could not ask for a better group to work with.

Sean Scott Transportation Director Concho Valley Transportation District

Sean Scott - San Angelo, Texas

"Good people and good products creating good relationships"

Troy Raley Vice President Southwest Region National Bus Sales

Troy Raley - Justin, Texas

Central Texas Rural Transit District continues to be thoroughly satisfied with The Braun Corporation. We have enjoyed our many years of partnership and we hope that we will continue to be productive in providing much needed services to those that trust us and the Braun product. We look forward towards working together and our continued success.

J.R. Salazar General Manager Central Texas Rural Transit District

J.R. Salazar - Coleman, Texas

Thanks for your efforts in training and support to our maintenance staff on operating and maintaining the Braun Lifts. Using the Braun Lifts has helped our operations staff in giving our customers better service in an area where we have struggled in the past.

We look forward to working with you in the future.

Bob Kaylor Fleet Maintenance Manager Coach USA

Bob Kaylor - Dallas, Texas

"The Braun Corporation stands as an example of how a vendor should be.

Thomas "Jason" Morgan Vice President Levis Bus Group

Jason Morgan - Salt Lake City, Utah