1800 Blankenship Rd
Suite 200
West Linn, OR 97068
(503) 440-7229

Named after Portland, Maine, Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon. The population is just over 650,000 residents, with nearly 2 million people living in the overall, metropolitan area. Incorporated in 1851, the city today has a number of notable buildings, representing a wide variety of designs. Many of the city’s glazed, terra-cotta structures have been preserved and re-purposed. In addition, Portland is a pioneer in sustainable architecture, with many buildings achieving LEED-accredited, “green” status. The tallest structures in Portland range from 288 feet, to just under 600 feet. The city is the only municipal location in the country that has a dormant volcano within its geographical boundaries.

Elevator and Escalator Design & Facade Access Consulting Services In Portland, Oregon.

Efficient and reliable vertical transportation systems (escalators & elevators) play a very important part in the daily operations of any large building. Not only are they a critical component of a building’s infrastructure, but they also help develop a favorable impression of a structure in the minds of tenants and visitors. The team at Lerch Bates has more than seventy years of knowledge in the escalator/elevator field. Since 1947, we have been proud to offer the finest vertical transportation and façade access consultation services in the industry. We have an enormous amount of experience in many different types of buildings and fields, such as hotel, residential, retail, commercial, healthcare, education, casinos, sports stadiums, government and transportation.


The Lerch Bates team focuses on optimizing efficiency, performance and durability in all of our design efforts. We are proud to offer the following escalator/elevator design services.

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

Operations Management

A regular maintenance program is essential to keeping vertical transportation systems up and running, especially when under constant and heavy use. It is critical that a building’s management team have solid business relationships with top quality contractors upon which they can depend. Lerch Bates is pleased to offer our clients the below services with respect to securing reliable partner agreements.

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

Modernization Services

All escalator/elevator transportation systems will eventually need to be removed and replaced due to age and wear. As equipment become older, it also becomes more costly to maintain it on an annual basis. When it is time to replace your building’s vertical transportation systems, you can depend on the professionals at Lerch Bates to make the process as efficient and streamlined as possible. We can assist your management team with these modernization services.

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

For more information on our services in Portland, OR, please do not hesitate to request a consultation or get in contact with one of our consultants below!

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