With more than 20 years of experience and history, SnapCab® continues to serve as a pioneer with its innovative products — which include the SnapCab® Elevator, SnapCab® Pod and SnapCab® Portal — and lean manufacturing approach. In the decades since our start, we’ve received multiple honors from Inc. 5000, as well as the opportunity to work with organizations of all sizes, from Google to Independence Blue Cross.
A History of Craftsmanship
SnapCab opened its doors in 1995, but the roots of the company stretch back decades before that. As a child, founder Glenn Bostock spent hour after hour in his parents’ basement giving scraps of wood new life, preparing for a career as a master craftsman.
Glenn went on to attend Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pennsylvania and earned a degree in Fine Woodworking. He added an apprenticeship at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral, where he crafted ecclesiastical furniture, to his growing resume.
In 1983, Glenn tried his hand at a different kind of building: building a company. He opened his own shop, specializing in high-end furniture and custom cabinets. He hadn’t set out to revolutionize the elevator interior world — but that’s what happened. How?
Glenn began to renovate elevator interiors. His father, Peter G. Bostock, was a partner in an elevator maintenance company, and he saw an unfilled need. At the time, few people renovated these interiors, and Glenn saw a demand for a business that could provide quality elevator interiors to buildings across the area.
A Business of Innovation
It was an opportunity Glenn seized, but as he completed more and more elevator interior projects over the next seven years, he realized that the process was needlessly complicated and time-consuming. It was not uncommon for Glenn to take an entire week to laboriously renovate an interior.
There had to be a better way. Turns out there wasn’t — so Glenn created one. He put his skills and experience to work and developed a patented system of interlocking panels. Not only did it simplify the job, but it also lowered costs and improved quality, plus offered companies the chance to brand and personalize their elevators. That was only the beginning though.
With a natural knack for creating and improving, Glenn discovered plenty of ways to streamline the way companies and organizations — whose elevators he was replacing — communicate and work with one another. After some research and planning, as well as multiple takes at the drawing board, he came up with two innovative ideas for workplaces in 2017 — the SnapCab Pod and SnapCab Portal.
Like the SnapCab Elevator, the SnapCab Pod and SnapCab Portal offer exceptional quality to businesses, but with a focus on productivity and communication.
A Legacy of Quality
Today, you’ll find over 15,000 SnapCab interiors across North America. And while we’ve grown, we’ve continued our commitment to making things a snap through quality work and continuous innovation, plus on-time delivery and on-budget personalized products. In fact, when it comes to what’s changed since our start more than two decades ago, it’d be our expanded team of more than 100 professionals, who work to ensure each step of the process, from design to ordering to installation, is streamlined and simple.
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