Storage Solutions strives to improve the customer experience by continually seeking the most effective ways to serve our clientele. Leveraging the expertise of our in-house teams, including project management, installation, logistics, and Computer-Aided Design (CAD), enables us to exercise greater control over project outcomes and timelines. In our ongoing commitment to enhance service offerings, we have recently established a dedicated department within our organization focused on researching and obtaining project permits for our customers.
The newly appointed Director of Permit & Licensing, Dani Hasty, who brings over eight years of experience as a project manager at Storage Solutions, sheds light on the pivotal role of permits in warehouse projects and their impact on project timelines.
“Permits are contingent on municipal requirements and project scope. Adhering to each city’s regulations is imperative to avoid complications such as failed inspections and fines. While we can expedite the necessary documentation, we are subject to the city’s approval turnaround time, which can significantly impact project timelines.”
Upon permit submission, the city assumes control over the processing time, introducing potential risks and the possibility of missing critical deadlines. In anticipation of such challenges, Dani outlines our team’s proactive strategies.
“We proactively gather required permit information upon receiving a Purchase Order (PO). Although the turnaround time for drawings and other deliverables can vary, transparent communication from the outset helps us stay ahead of potential obstacles. Our team’s collective objective is to establish realistic timeline expectations during the quoting phase.”
For years, the responsibility of obtaining permits has rested predominantly on the shoulders of our project managers. With the introduction of the permit team, project managers can now redirect their focus to other project details, with the assurance any permit aspect of the project is being taken care of.
“Our team of permit managers will work directly with the Storage Solution’s project managers and sales teams. Our main goal is to research each jurisdiction in-depth and provide them with the most cost-effective and efficient path to obtain a permit. Our job is also to manage all communication with the city in hopes that by taking this workload off the shoulders of our sales and PM team, they will have more time to focus on the day-to-day details of each project.”
Eager to enhance our suite of in-house resources, our permit management team is poised to provide Storage Solutions’ customers with comprehensive support, ensuring timely and successful project completion.
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