Going Up

Virginia Beach city inspector Dennis Jones

Dennis Jones knows elevators. As the head elevator inspector for the City of Virginia Beach, he’s part of a team responsible for making sure the city’s elevators—residential and commercial—work properly and are safe for passengers.

A native of Chesapeake who now lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and family, Jones, 50, spoke with Hampton Roads Magazine about his job from his office at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center just before he was about to head out for a day of inspections.