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From Humble Beginnings to Unlimited Possibilities

Bill Koeblitz CEO MobilityWorks
“What we do is so wonderful. It’s such a privilege to be able to offer this service to our customers.” Bill Koeblitz, MobilityWorks President/CEO

A Giant in the Mobility Industry Still Has A Small Town Feel

Monique McGivney, Guest Writer

In thirteen years, MobilityWorks has gone from a one location mobility equipment dealer with twelve employees to a multi-million dollar powerhouse. Now, with thirteen locations in seven states, over 200 employees, and the manufacturing of their own mobility solutions, MobilityWorks is a force to be reckoned with in the mobility industry.

When walking into the corporate headquarters of MobilityWorks in Akron, OH, you are not hit with a “corporate” feel. Their modest storefront and humble decor symbolizes their corporate culture which Bill Koeblitz, MobilityWorks CEO, describes as “High intensity, open, honest…brutally honest, communicative, fun, competitive and exciting.” Each of their thirteen locations (and growing) takes on the small town feel in which they reside, which makes MobilityWorks that much more notable; they stay true to their roots and their core values. Doug Eaton, VMI’s President and CEO has seen MobilityWorks’ incredible transformation and growth over the past decade. “VMI hand picks only the best mobility equipment dealers to represent our brand and our products and MobilityWorks has been a tremendous asset to VMI and to our customers. From the top down in their organization, MobilityWorks exemplifies everything that VMI stands for; treating our customers fairly and with respect.” Read more

Simulated Driver Testing and On-Road Training is Available

Overcoming a Traumatic Injury or a Disabling Medical Condition is Compounded with the Loss of Driving Capabilities. Programs are Available That Assess Whether Driving Hand Controls Can be Used — and Help to Get a Patient Back on the Road.

Think about how many times you use your car in a week — and then imagine that it’s gone. You suddenly find yourself needing to rely on friends and family every time you need to go to the store or to run a simple errand. For people who have suffered a disabling event in their lives and can no longer use their vehicle, this is the reality they must face every day. Read more

Ralph Braun, CEO of BraunAbility, Shares His Story

Rise Above by Ralph Braun CEO of BraunAbility

Raised in a small town in Indiana with muscular dystrophy, Mr. Braun refused to let a physical disability hold him back. As a young man who needed to get to work, he was determined to find a way to get there — on his own terms.

Today, Ralph Braun is the CEO of BraunAbility, the largest manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vans in the world and an icon in the mobility industry. His tireless efforts have brought independence to millions of other people faced with the same need for personal-use accessible transportation. And now, you can add ‘author’ to his long list of achievements. Read more

Mobility Conquest Wheelchair Motorcycle

Cycle World Cleveland IX Center Crowd

Mobility Conquest Wheelchair Motorcycle Gains National Media Attention and Biker Applause at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Cleveland.

Motorcycle Hauling Minivan Just as Big a Hit with Show Attendees

Thousands motorcycle enthusiasts visited the Cleveland IX Center this past weekend for the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show. MobilityWorks’ Akron Store featured The Mobility Conquest, their new wheelchair accessible trike designed for paraplegic bikers that want to continue riding. The Conquest was considered by many to be the most unique bike on display at the show. The consumer exhibit debut for the Conquest was met with rousing attendee interest and media attention, including coverage on CNN and the local ABC affiliate, News Channel 5. Read more

MobilityWorks Opens New Location in Skokie, IL

MobilityWorks has added a new sales, service and rental location in the northern Chicago area with the opening of a wheelchair vans mobility center in Skokie, IL. The location makes a total of three centers for MobilityWorks of Chicago, with two other existing stores already open in Villa Park, IL and Plainfield, IL.

Wheelchair Van Sales, Scooter Lifts, Mobility Consulting and Van Rentals

The Skokie IL location provides residents in Northern half of Chicago metro with a mobility resource center closer to their area. Existing MobilityWorks clients (and former Midwest Mobility customers) will now have three different options to choose from, depending on where they live or work to have their van serviced. Read more