Vertical Transportation

Ensuring Your Elevators and Escalators Are Valuable Assets

Vertical Transportation

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Expertise is Always in the Room

Elevators and escalators are one of the most visible and highly utilized assets in your building. Your CAPEX and OPEX spending can be ruined or restored by how efficiently they are designed, managed and maintained. Everyone, from owners to tenants, measures the quality of your building based on elevator performance.

Lerch Bates specializes in elevator and escalator consulting at any point in your building’s life, from design and construction through asset management and modernization.

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Offering Comprehensive Services Tailored to Your Building’s Lifecycle



We optimize core utilization, ensure implementation goes smoothly, and help you plan for and prevent future problems. Our recommendations consider peak traffic patterns, average wait time, capacity handling, average time to destination, mixed use and priority services requirements, and assumptions about future populations in your building. Click here to learn more about our vertical transportation design services or here to learn about our Pedestrian Circulation services.



We develop scaled final drawings, performance-based equipment specification and a preventative maintenance agreement. Leveraging our expertise and industry knowledge, we deliver the best elevator contractor for your needs. Our services include bid management, award recommendation and contract support recommendations. We provide submittal review and approval, jobs reports and progress meetings, and final project review and punch list. Click here to learn more about our vertical transportation construction consulting services.


Repair + Modernize

Modernization ‘resets’ your equipment lifecycle and extends the life of your asset for another 20-25 years. We deliver services that ensure your upgrade is delivered on time, on budget and at the highest quality standards while disrupting the day-to-day activities in your building as little as possible. Click here to learn more about our vertical transportation modernization services.

“I was faced with the option of making a $20k upgrade or a $800k rehab to my elevator problem and wasn’t sure which was the right one for our organization. Lerch Bates helped me discern the right choice given all the factors.”


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a vertical transportation consultancy? As a vertical transportation consultancy we provide specialized elevator and escalator services. With things such as design, construction, safety compliance, energy efficiency and modernization, a vertical transportation consultancy helps maintain one of the most important assets of any building.


Why do I need a vertical transportation consultant?  Elevators and escalators are one of the most visible and highly utilized assets in any building. Vertical transportation consultancy services are valuable for anyone who wants to ensure that their elevators and escalators are safe, efficient and compliant with regulations. Consultants offer their expertise to optimize your vertical transportation systems