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Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Minneapolis, MN is known as one of two “Twin Cities” in relation to its neighbor, St. Paul. The area is the third largest economic center in the country and nearly 3.6 million people live in the metro region and surrounding suburbs. Minneapolis is home to some of the Midwest’s most innovative architectural designs. The IDS Center is the city’s tallest building, towering over the downtown at a staggering 792 feet. The Cappella Tower is not far behind at 775 feet and is part of the Minneapolis Skyway System, which connects downtown buildings over 80 city blocks. Both modern and classic architecture are incorporated across Minneapolis. The Guthrie Theater extends an “endless bridge” 178 feet from the facility and US Bank Stadium is a contemporary masterpiece as the sports complex for the Minnesota Vikings. Several other buildings across the city retain more traditional art deco, Italianate and Prairie School styles.

Elevator & Escalator Design & Consulting Services in Minneapolis, MN

Tenants and visitors utilize vertical transportation systems every day in buildings around the world. As dedicated Minneapolis elevator and escalator consultants, Lerch Bates provides design, engineering, maintenance and inspection services for both small and large structures. We incorporate over 70 years of experience and are an employee-owned consulting services firm with 35 offices worldwide.

Our team also provides exceptional façade access consulting services across the Minneapolis area by helping our clients develop the most functionally effective facilities. A wide variety of companies and organizations have chosen Lerch Bates to implement vertical transportation solutions in industries such as transportation, commercial, healthcare, hotel, retail, casinos, residential, athletics, government and more. We are proud to provide the services seen below.


Through innovative design solutions, Lerch Bates ensures maximum performance, durability, space efficiency and visual appeal during the completion of every elevator, escalator and façade access design project in Minneapolis. We use our expert consultation experience to offer a wide variety of design services:

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

Operations Management

When vertical transportation systems like elevators and escalators are heavily used, proactive maintenance is required to preserve top performance. In order for assistance to be provided in a timely manner, it’s also extremely important that building management staff maintain relationships with reliable contractors. Lerch Bates uses over seven decades of experience to help clients obtain a large assortment of repair contracts:

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

Modernization Services

Extensive use or equipment wear over time are common reasons why aging vertical transportation systems are replaced. It also becomes harder to maintain a system, the older it gets. Turn to Lerch Bates for all of your modernization process needs. As trusted Minneapolis elevator, escalator and façade access consultants, we can guide you through the equipment update process. Our team implements several process management solutions:

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

Premier Minneapolis Elevator Company

Conveniently located just northwest of the city, Lerch Bates is easily accessible to anyone with business endeavors in the Minneapolis area. Learn more about our services and request a consultation or contact us for more 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