who we are

Lakeside Trams, LLC

We are registered as a North Carolina Corporation, based in Charlotte, NC. Jack Bowman is owner and President.

We offer superior consulting and service to anyone who desires to know more about the benefits and features of our Hill Glider® system, the process of installation, and the system costs associated with their individual site.

We believe that a satisfied customer is our best advertisement and we endeavor to earn that recognition in everything we do.

our history

Products by JS Incline Trams LLC

We've assisted many clients throughout the United States and Canada through the inquiry, order, permitting and installation stages of a tram purchase.

See below for comments from some of our customers.


Quality product, superior service

We strive to make the acquisition and installation of our Hill Glider® tram system as easy as possible for the client. We are highly responsive with quality information and provide a value-added end product that is competitively priced.

While we can usually accommodate most client requirements by telephone and/or email, we are available to travel as necessary to satisfy an on-site need.

"fantastic addition"

"Our Lakeside Tram has been a fantastic addition to our waterfront property. With 85 steps top to bottom we considered moving to another property but we loved our location. Now those extra trips to the dock are no longer a burden and allow us thoroughly enjoy our waterfront property. I can't thank Jack enough for his assistance from start to finish. Without his help this dream would never have been a reality."

~ Deb Schneider
First Vice President-Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors
Lake Norman, NC

"just push the button"

"Our realtor described our lake lot as the "XX Ski Hill"...but oh the view was to die for. Lakeside Tram did an excellent job of taming this 40 degree by 110 foot run into a bunny hill. As someone who always forgets the boat keys, our tram has prevented numerous heart attacks hiking up 90 steps. No more leg cramps for this crew...we just push the button and enjoy the view."

~ Mike & Loretta Ruppert
Smith Mountain Lake, VA

"very competitive"

"After comparing three companies, we found Lakeside Trams offered the most comprehensive safety features along with a very competitive price. At no additional cost, Aaron from Lakeside coordinated our electrician, tree removal company, deck builder and entirely managed the permit approval process, with minimal involvement of my time. Lakeside's service and quality is second to none and we couldn't be happier."

~ David Harris
Exec. VP - COO, Harris & Harris, Ltd.
Highland Park, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL


"We had our tram installed last August ('17) and it is the best thing since sliced bread! My husband and I both have hip issues so avoiding the stairs to our dock is important. Now we just step onto the tram, push a button and we are up or down easily and with no pain! It rides smoothly and holds not only us but all of the paraphernalia that we use on our boat.  Our son has toddlers and used to dread carting all their supplies and toys up and down those stairs. Now not only does he appreciate not having to do that, but it is a treat for his kids to take a ride on "the train"! It is safe for them and fun.   We couldn't be happier!"

~ Lynda
Sodus Bay, NY