This week Empire Parking Lot Services performed the re-striping of all lines, handicap spaces, stencils, and much more at the Westfield Mall located in Santa Ana, California. If you’re not familiar with the Westfield Mall, it’s located in the heart of Orange County. A Westfield Mall property manager had called us in regards to their parking lot striping needs. They let us know up front that there were a lot of bidders on this project. It was a pretty good size project as far as line striping jobs go, so armed with that information our estimator set out to give them the best price possible, while not sacrificing any quality on the actual striping work. After performing a thorough take off and compiling the numbers we submitted our price the next day and hoped for the best. A few days later our estimator got the phone call. We were informed that out of five bidders, we were still in the running with two other companies. They asked us if we would be willing to match the lowest bid, and said that they felt the most comfortable with us, however the price needed to be the same as the lowest bidder. Typically we won’t just match a low bid to get a job. But, our estimator said that the job was a clean project on a well maintained property, and the relationship was solid with his customer. Also, we can’t have a parking lot maintenance project in our own back yard (Santa Ana) going to someone else now can we?
About this Parking Lot Striping Project
As mentioned above, this was a parking lot striping project. What the mall needed was a company that could come in at night and re-stripe what ended up being about 85% of the entire malls parking. The scope of project focused mainly on the ring road around the parking lot as well as several of the main parking lots and garages. Once the contract was awarded to us, we submitted a move diagram indicating where we would be on what nights, and what we had planned to get done on those moves. The mall management agreed with the plan, and the project was executed. All in all, the entire project took about 4 nights to complete and it turned out great. When Empire Parking Lot Services takes on a parking lot striping project such as this one we bring a lot of pride in making sure the work looks good. Some of the extra steps that our company takes to provide a better service, is to pre-black out old stencil that will not match up with our Cal Tran’s spec stencils. Life would be some much easier if every parking lot striping painter used one stencil font! Another thing that we do different than many other line striping contractors is snapping lines. Even though this is a re-stripe we still snap base lines so that when we re-paint the lines they look straight. Often times this will even help hide mistakes other companies have made in the past. Lastly with Empire Parking lOt Services, we only use quality paint products. Many companies will use the cheapest price paint available that week. Empire Parking Lot Services uses only quality products that match the job type and as well as environment.
About Empire Parking Lot Services
Empire-PLS offers many different parking lot repair and maintenance services. These include asphalt repair, concrete repair, seal coating as well as parking lot striping. Furthermore, we offer a complete line of ADA upgrades including concrete sidewalk repair, truncated domes, signage and ADA striping all installed to precise ADA codes. Empire Parking Lot Services offers its parking lot maintenance expertise to the entire Southern California area. This area includes Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and parts of San Diego & Ventura. If you have a parking lot striping/ line stripping, line marking, line painting, or parking area marking project, that you could use our services on, feel free to give us a call toll free and set up an appointment with one of our estimators. We would love the opportunity to serve you today.