Welcome To The CEA!

Thank you for visiting our web site! In addition to providing up to date information to our members we also promote our site to building owners and managers who are in charge of the elevator systems within their buildings.

There is no better way of choosing an elevator contractor, consultant or parts supplier than from our site. We suggest that you bookmark our site so that you can easily find it when in need of an elevator contractor, consultant or supplier! We also encourage you to join and participate in our monthly meetings! The first Thursday of every month we get together and talk about what’s happening in our industry and in the Chicagoland Area!

CEA September Meeting – Thursday 9/1/16

It’s back to our regular business meetings everyone so please join us Thursday September 1st at the Clubhouse in Oakbrook. Brugg Lifting will be presenting and as always it’s a great opportunity to talk shop, network and learn something you may not have otherwise known.

Download the September CEA News Letter: CEA September 2016 News – Publication
Meeting Flyer Download: CEA MeetingSeptember2016

The Clubhouse
298 Oakbrook Center Oak Brook, IL 60523

CEA Upcoming Events:
October 6th – Tri-Tronics
November 3rd – Chicago Code Update
December 7th – Christmas Party @ dana hotel & spa Chicago

Please respond no later than, August 31, 2016, via e-mail or fax: ceamail@flash.net or (708) 371-2477
Cornelius Walls (President) / Chris Nowakowski (Vice President) / Tom Przybyla (Sec/Treasurer)



Complete the following form to RSVP

CEA Annual Golf Outing August 5, 2016

The Chicago Elevator Association (CEA) held their annual golf outing at the
Gleneagles Country Club to benefit the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation
(EESF). The event had a great day for the outing with plenty of sunshine for
the golfers. All of the attendees were winners at this year’s charity event. A
delicious dinner was provided to the attendees following the outing. The world
class raffle with the industries finest prizes kept all the attendees in smiles.
The members of the CEA wanted to thank Elevator World for the special
section in their August issue on the association. We all gather outside for a
special group picture to mark the 105 years we have been in existence.
The CEA was Established in 1911.

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The event had a 50/50 drawing for the EESF. The CEA would like to Thank
Brad Hunt of the Peelle Company, Tim Kelley of Tri-Tronics, Ken Grohowski
of CE Electronics, and Mike Jennings of Virginia Controls for helping with the
collection of $1170.00 dollars for the drawing. Half went to the winner and the
other half to the EESF. We also raffled off a Chicago Blackhawks sweater,
which is the original version of defenseman Duncan Keith #2. We collected
$465.00 dollars for the raffle of the sweater.

This years EESF charity event was a huge success. The CEA Annual Golf
Outing helped the EESF by raising $2000.00 dollars to further their mission.
The CEA would also like to thank our golf outing Committee. Glenn Duncan,
Tom Przybyla, and Molly Cruz, from Parts Specialists, Inc., and Matt Dennett
from RBN & Associates.

The golf outing was only successful due to the support of the sponsors.
We wish to say Thank You.


August Summer Newsletter

We hope everyone as been enjoying the summer so far. Tomorrow is the CEA Golf Outing which will be a blast. Thanks to our sponsors, the participants and the Golf Committee for making this one of the coolest events in the industry.

Click on the .pdf link below to download/read the August 2016 – Newsletter

CEA August 2016 news – Publication.pdf

CEA 2016 Raises $4,000

ceanarThe Chicago Elevator Association held its 2nd Annual Night at the Races Scholarship Fundraiser on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at Hawthorne Racetrack.

Attendees enjoyed an evening of harness racing while enjoying a buffet dinner and top-shelf libations in a private dining area above the track.  Highlights included the second race being dedicated to the Chicago Elevator Association, with several attendees riding in the Starter’s Car and the entire group participating in the Winner’s Circle Group photo.

This year’s event raised approximately $4,000 for Scholarships to be awarded to Chicago Elevator Association members, including three (3) scholarships that will be awarded this fall to dependents of CEA Members who will be starting their freshmen year of post-secondary study.

cea1The Chicago Elevator Association would like to thank all who attended this event, and look forward to the continued success of this Scholarship Fundraiser. The Association also extends a special THANK YOU to this year’s event sponsors; Formula Systems, Adams Elevator Equipment Company, C.J. Anderson & Company, GAL/Hollister Whitney, Matot and Lakeland/Larsen Elevator Corp.

To view the photos from this event click on the following link. Photo Credits: Gerry Adams – Adams Elevator Equipment

Register Today for the 2016 CEA Golf Outing!

CEA Golf Outing | Friday August 5th, 2016


GlenEaglesGleneagles Country Club
13070 McCarthy RD
Lemont, IL 60439


Sponsorship Form: CEA Golf Sponsorship Form 2016

Registration Form: CEA Registration Form GOLF 2016

Cost is $135.00 per golfer for members, $165.00 non-members & late additions after July 29, 2016

Includes the following:
18 holes of Golf, Golf Cart Rental, Halfway House Tickets, Dinner, and Prizes

Please send payment to:
Chicago Elevator Association
14639 Short Street
Posen, IL 60469
Attn: Tom Przybyla

Please respond by July 29, 2016


You may contact us via email: ceamail@flash.net or fax: (708)371-2477 or phone: (708)371-2444

Cornelius Walls (President) Chris Nowakowski (Vice-President) Tom Przybyla (Secretary/Treasurer)

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Attendees for Golf & Dinner





#Attending for Dinner only $60.00 Each _____________


Thank You Scholarship Supporters!

CEA Scholarship Fundraiser Attendees,
I just wanted to THANK everyone who came out last night to Hawthorne Racetrack to support the Chicago Elevator Association Scholarship Fundraiser, and offer a special THANK YOU to our sponsors, including:
Formula Systems             Adams Elevator Equipment Co.            C.J. Anderson & Company               GAL/Hollister Whitney                          Matot                        Lakeland/Larsen Elevator Corp.
The Chicago Elevator Association will be awarding three (3) scholarships this fall to dependents of CEA Members who will be starting their freshmen year of post-secondary study.  These scholarships were made available by your support of our Scholarship event, so again THANK YOU for your support.
Christopher Nowakowski
Vice-President – Chicago Elevator Association

2nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser


CEA – 2nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM (CST)
Hawthorne Race Track
3501 S. Laramie
Cicero, Illinois 60804
United States

Map and Directions

Click Here to Register

Come out and join us for a Night at the Races! Our goal is to offer this Scholarship to any member of the CEA in good standing with any High School seniors about to embark on the next level of education. All proceeds from this night will go to the CEA Scholarship Fund. This is our opportunity to give back to the industry that has given so much to us.

Thursday May 19th in the evening from 6:00 –10 pm – Dinner

Ticket Cost is $65 per person

Open Bar, Dinner

Race & Bar Sponsors Available for this event!
Sponsorship Levels:

Platinum Level Sponsor (Race Sponsor Only 1) – $1,000

Includes Three Tickets Race sponsor will share Race Dedication with CEA, Ride in the Starter Car (3) and participate in the Winner’s Circle Group photo. Will receive three free tickets, Name of on Printed Sign

Gold Level Sponsor (Bar Sponsor) – $650
Includes Two Tickets and Company Name at Bars

Silver Level Sponsor (Betting Station) – $350
Includes One Ticket and Company Name at Betting Stations