Grand Rapids

950 Boston Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Grand Rapids, MI is one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest with an expanding economic and cultural core. Just under 1.1 million people call the greater metropolitan area home and the city has been known for centuries as an industry-leading office furniture manufacturing center. Grand Rapids incorporates beautiful buildings from modern office facilities to more classic architecture. The Amway Grand Plaza hotel stands 318 feet with a luxury 29-story glass tower and downtown Grand Rapids also features the JW Marriott; the first JW Marriott Hotel in the Midwest. The city’s tallest building is a residential skyscraper known as River House Condominiums which has the highest elevation of any fully residential building in the state. Grand Rapids continues to preserve much of its historic architecture, as well. An array of restoration has been completed among what are referred to as the Nine Fulton Street buildings, which include residential and commercial uses as well as a neoclassical Masonic Temple.

Elevator & Escalator Design & Consulting Services in Grand Rapids, MI

Façade Access Consulting

Buildings around the world require top quality and reliable vertical transportation systems in order for tenants and visitors to successfully move about. Lerch Bates incorporates over 70 years of industry-leading experience and we are trusted Grand Rapids elevator and escalator consultants. We are proud to be an employee-owned consulting services firm with over 35 offices around the world. A wide variety of large and small businesses have chosen us to provide expert design, engineering, maintenance and inspection services. Our team looks forward to assisting you with your project. Lerch Bates also has a vast amount of experience serving as façade access consultants for organizations in the Grand Rapids area. We implement an assortment of vertical transportation solutions for businesses in many industries including healthcare, transportation, commercial, hotel, government, retail, athletics and casinos. Find out more about our services, below.


The experts at Lerch Bates strive to implement innovative design solutions that ensure maximum performance, durability, space efficiency and visual appeal. We use our over seven decades of providing consultation services to offer a vast assortment of design services:

  • Conceptual & Schematic Design
  • Design Change Evolution
  • Construction Documents
  • Bidding & Negotiation Consulting
  • Start To Finish Project Management

Operations Management

Elevators and escalators that are heavily used will require proactive maintenance in order to maintain top performance. It is vital for building management staff to maintain relationships with reliable contractors so that assistance can be provided in a timely manner. Turn to the experts at Lerch Bates for all of your elevator, escalator and façade access maintenance in the Grand Rapids area. We are able to help clients obtain a vast assortment of repair contracts:

  • Maintenance Agreement Services
  • Contractor Oversight Services
  • Asset Management Services

Modernization Services

Whether it’s due to worn out components or age, all vertical transportation systems will eventually require replacement. Systems that age also become more difficult to maintain. Lerch Bates is able to provide you with expert assistance during the equipment modernization process. Our team offers an extensive variety of process management solutions:

  • Requirements Capture & Design Services
  • Bid, Negotiation & Award Services
  • Construction Administration Services

Located in the heart of Grand Rapids, Lerch Bates is proud to serve the area as a trusted elevator, escalator and façade access consultant. Find out more about our services and request a consultation today. Contact us today for additional information.

Since 1947, many clients have become our valued friends. Lerch Bates consultants are employee owners who share their expertise and innovation. Our Senior Consultants average 25 years of experience