Over 100 Years of Excellence

From the Ground Up

execsJohn Warfield and Don Sanford started Warfield & Sanford, Inc. in February of 1915, beginning its distinguished history as an elevator company in a small location on E Street, in Northwest Washington, DC. Over the last century, the company has grown from a small family-owned elevator maintenance contractor into to one of the region’s largest providers of maintenance, repair, modernization, and installation of vertical transportation.

In 1957, a young John Warring, Jr. began his career as an apprentice at Warfield & Sanford, under the leadership of Harry Mullen, a member of John Warfield’s family. Steadfastly working his way up, John Warring, Jr. became president of the company in 1977, a position he held until his passing in 2002. Under his leadership, he tripled the number of service contracts, and fostered many relationships that remain strong to this day.

In 1982, John Warring, III started at Warfield & Sanford as a mechanic, just as his father had decades earlier and with the same determination, he quickly rose through the ranks, becoming president in 2002. John draws on the generosity, experience, and wisdom of his father to continue to move the company forward today.

In 2007, to support the growing business, John relocated the company to a larger facility in order to house the increased work force, and to provide additional storage space for tools, machinery, replacement parts, and equipment. The beautiful, 27,000 square foot facility is centrally located in Laurel and allowing easy accessibility to Washington DC, MD, & VA.

Warfield & Sanford continues to be family owned and operated to this day. Set on carrying the company into the future, both John Warring IV, and Luke Warring currently hold positions within the company, and as their grandfather and father before them, they continue you to work their way up through the ranks.

Faster performance, energy efficiency, increased reliability, and property value are all big reasons to modernize your elevator equipment.

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We provide the consistent maintenance and the attention to detail necessary to keep your equipment running safely and smoothly, reducing your elevator shut downs.

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Warfield & Sanford provides round the clock support to every unit under our standard maintenance agreement.

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We have the flexibly to handle installations from the simple, to more complex out of the box scenarios.

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24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – we’re there!

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Whether maintaining elevators, installing for a new build, or modernizing, we provide dependable service and the upgrades required to keep your building operating efficiently.

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We have a live attendant available 24 hours a day. Our business is built on personal service that you can count on every time – you will ALWAYS be more than an account number to us.