Mobile, AL

The county seat of Mobile County, Mobile, AL is the third most populous city in the state, with nearly 412,000 people in the greater metropolitan area. Known as “the Port City,” Mobile has been relied upon for generations as an important trade center that dates back to the city’s French settlement. It is also a mecca of modern and historical architecture, including nine historic districts that feature structures created in Italianate, Greek Revival, Victorian and several other major architectural styles. Old City Hall, also known as the Southern Market, is a National Historic Landmark that now hosts the city’s history museum. Fort Charlotte, which was originally constructed in the 18th-century and later demolished, is another famous historical structure that was partially reconstructed because of its historical significance. The city (and state’s) tallest building is much more contemporary. The RSA Battle House Tower stands at over 745 feet in Mobile’s downtown and can be seen for miles.

Elevator & Escalator Design & Consulting Services in Mobile, AL

Tenants and visitors of buildings around the world rely on vertical transportation systems every day. At Lerch Bates, we are experienced elevator and escalator consultants in the Mobile area, with extensive industry knowledge. Our team provides services to clients with a wide range of building sizes and we utilize our seven decades of experience to ensure that every project is completed to the highest level of professional standards. From design and engineering, to maintenance and inspection services, it is our goal to meet the needs of all of our valued clients.

Additionally, we are professional façade access and design consultants with many years of experience in the field. We have created solutions for an extensive selection of industries, including buildings for organizations in government, transportation, commercial, hotel, healthcare, retail, athletics, casinos and in residential development. View more below about the consulting services we provide.


Lerch Bates incorporates durability, space efficiency, visual appeal and maximum performance as the cornerstones of every vertical transportation and façade access design undertaken. As expert elevator, escalator and façade access design consultants, it is our mission to provide knowledgeable assistance throughout these areas of the design process:

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

Operations Management

Heavily used vertical transportation systems require proactive maintenance in order to remain operating at top performance.

That’s why it is so important for operations management staff to maintain relationships with dependable contractors so that assistance can be provided when needed. Lerch Bates uses our industry-leading experience to assist clients with obtaining several types of repair contracts:

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

Modernization Services

Due to wear or unavailability of parts, elevator and escalator systems will eventually need to be replaced. Finding replacement parts for vertical transportation equipment also becomes more difficult as systems age. Since 1947, the professionals at Lerch Bates have simplified equipment modernization for companies by guiding them through the process. Our team provides a variety of process management solutions for our clients:

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

Premier Elevator, Escalator and Façade Access Design Company in Mobile, AL

Building management teams and owners around the Mobile area have trusted Lerch Bates to help install and upgrade vertical transportation systems for decades. As experienced elevator, escalator and façade access design consultants, we can provide professional services for any project. We are proud to have helped so many clients with every aspect of the design, operations management and modernization processes. Learn more about the services we offer and request a consultation or contact us 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