New York

1430 Broadway
Suite 908
New York, NY 10018
(212) 596-4690

There is no doubt that New York can hold its own among the rankings of famous, world class cities such as London, Paris, Rome and Beijing. There are few places quite like the Big Apple and that is why over 65 million tourists come to the city each year to enjoy its many restuarants, outdoor spaces, attractions and entertainment venues. New York is not just popular with visitors, as over 20 million people reside in the city’s metropolitan area. New York has some of the most iconic buildings including the Woolworth, Flatiron, Metropolitan Life Tower, Chrysler building and the New York Life building. The most famous vintage building in New York City is the Empire State. Located on the west side of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, the skyscraper was completed in 1931 at a cost of nearly $41 million dollars at the time. The Empire State was the tallest building in the world from its opening until 1970. This iconic structure continues to attract some very high profile business tenants.

Elevator & Escalator Design/Consulting Services In New York City Façade Access Consultants

Vertical transportation systems such as elevators and escalators are a critical part of the infrastructure of every building. Not only do they make it possible for tenants and visitors to get around with both convenience and safety, but such equipment also greatly helps create a positive perception of a building in the eyes of the public. As the lifeblood of every commercial structure, elevator and escalator systems must be relied upon on daily to operate at top performance. Lerch Bates has over 70 years of experience working in the vertical transportation industry. We have proudly offered our consultative services to the management of some of the most historic buildings in New York City. We are proud of the reputation we have earned in the industry for getting to know our clients’ unique vertical transportation system challenges and taking the time to create innovative solutions for each one. Our consultation services have been utilized in the buildings of many industries including residential, hotel, retail, commercial, education, transportation, healthcare, government, stadiums, concert venues and many more. Lerch Bates is pleased to offer the following elevator/escalator consultation services:


Every building is unique and the design of its vertical transportation system should be too. The professionals at Lerch Bates understand the importance of joining beauty, utility, performance and efficiency into every one of our elevator/escalator design projects. We proudly offer the following design services:

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

Let us put our decades of experience to work for you by designing and overseeing the construction of an escalator/elevator system for your building that will not only provide many years of reliable service, but also contribute greatly to the appeal of the structure as a whole.

Operations Management

It is a well-known fact that a high quality maintenance program is critically important in order to achieve the proper performance level and longevity of very expensive and complicated, vertical transportation systems. In addition to regular maintenance procedures, safety code and system upgrades require the assistance of the best-qualified contractors in the industry. Lerch Bates specializes in assisting building management teams implement and manage these very important vendor service relationships.

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

Modernization Services

After thousands of hours of use, even the best vertical transportation equipment will need to be replaced. In addition, as advancements in equipment technology evolve, it is increasingly difficult to sustain out of date systems. Replacing complex, elevator and escalator equipment is very complicated and disruptive to building staff, visitors and tenants. The experienced experts at Lerch Bates can provide the consultation needed to maximize the efficiency of each phase of a modernization project.

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

Elevator Inspection Services

When it comes to the design, maintenance or modernization of your building’s vertical transportation systems, you rely on the highly experienced professionals at Lerch Bates to provide you with the finest quality services in the industry. Contact us today to learn more about why so many building owners and management teams have chosen us to be their preferred partner over the years.

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