Vertical Transportation Modernization Consulting

Ensuring Your Elevators and Escalators Are Valuable Assets

Vertical Transportation Modernization Consulting

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Vertical Transportation Modernization Consulting

Vertical transportation (VT) systems, such as elevators and escalators, are vital aspects of any building. Most VT elements are highly visible, and they are crucial for quickly and successfully traveling a structure. As a result, a well-designed escalator or elevator may serve as the basis for a gorgeous and accessible work of architecture. Not only can well-designed vertical transportation components add to the beauty of your building, but they can also make it easier to traverse for everyone from tenants to visitors.

Vertical transportation modernization is the process of upgrading VT elements to renew their lifespan. An elevator or escalator that undergoes modernization can last 20-25 years longer than it would before the process is completed. A modernization consultant ensures upgrades are delivered on time, within the budget, and at the highest possible quality. At Lerch Bates, our elevator and escalator modernization consultants have decades of experience providing VT consulting services, and they can provide first-class services for your next project.

If you are curious about our extensive vertical transportation modernization services, we encourage you to learn more and get in touch with our expert consultants. No matter the size or scope your project, the professionals at Lerch Bates are ready to bring your vertical transportation modernization ideas to life.

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Vertical Transportation Repair Consulting

Vertical transportation systems must be well-maintained to ensure a long lifespan. At Lerch Bates, our experienced consultants at Lerch Bates know the importance of elevator and escalator repair to this process. Lerch Bates consultants use their expertise in the vertical transportation field to form a detailed plan and arrange the implementation of important VT projects, such as elevator modernization or escalator repair. During this process, Lerch Bates consultants consider factors such as reliability of the equipment, expectations for the elevator systems, consequences of demolition or construction, efficiency, and any factors that may change during vertical transportation repair.



The repair and modernization consultants at Lerch Bates have years of experience providing first-rate solutions for a wide variety of residential buildings. Our exceptional work is apparent in the variety of projects we work on, from repairing and renovating elevators at the University of Texas Medical Branch to arranging the installation of new passenger elevators in Chicago’s Old Post Office. Our VT modernization specialists understand what it takes to create a one-of-a-kind vertical transportation experience that will not only run smoothly and effectively, but will also give your building a new life.

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At Lerch Bates, we know the power of first-class vertical transportation. Providing a smooth and efficient transportation experience to your visitors or tenants will put you in a class above the rest. Our vertical transportation design solutions are comprehensive and effective, ensuring your project is a success. Lerch Bates is a distinguished, employee-owned brand with a focus on quality and integrity. Our extensive history of successful projects sets us apart as an innovative vertical transportation consultant. If you need trusted, technical expertise for one of your projects, we encourage you to learn more about our services or get in touch with our team of experts.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my elevator or escalator needs modernization? There are several signs that you can look for to determine whether your vertical transportation assets need modernization. Frequent breakdowns, slow operation, outdated technology, poor energy efficiency or negative user feedback are all signals that your elevator or escalator  may need updating.


Why should I consider vertical transportation modernization?  There are many benefits to modernizing your vertical transportation assets, including improved safety, smoother operation, increased energy efficiency and a 20-25 year lifespan extension for your elevator or escalator. Modernization can also help upgrade the aesthetics of your building. Elevators and escalators are highly visible and highly utilized assets, modernizing these can give your building’s look an upgrade.