TUMI Receives Permits in Just 13 Days in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus Ohio Mall Retail Permitting Project Completed in Just 13 Days

Permit Place recently completed a crucial permit expediting project for TUMI, a high-quality business and travel products retailer. TUMI was renovating a retail space located in a Columbus, Ohio mall. 

Thanks to our team’s planning and strategic permitting strategy, TUMI’s expected 4-week permit approval was cut down to just 13 days. 


While the project presented an array of standard challenges, none were significantly out of the ordinary, allowing our team to focus on efficiency.

Solutions and Strategies

Our proactive strategy involved adhering to our rigorous due diligence process, which was critical in identifying key contacts, understanding specific project requirements, and navigating the municipal submittal process efficiently. 

This upfront investment in due diligence established a robust foundation for the project’s swift progression.

Project Wins

One of the most significant wins was the reduction of the estimated permit turnaround time from the expected 4 weeks per review to just 13 days. 

This achievement was made possible by opting for after-hour reviews, a tactic disclosed during our initial due diligence phase. This decision enabled faster reviews without sacrificing the thoroughness required for such a prominent project.

The TUMI renovation project in Columbus stands out as a testament to the effectiveness of Permit Place’s comprehensive approach to permit expediting. Through thorough due diligence, strategic decision-making, and relentless focus on client objectives, we ensured the project not only met but surpassed client expectations, reinforcing our commitment to excellence in the permit expediting industry.

How We Help

Due Diligence

  • Fee and timeline estimates
  • Answers to important questions
  • Research into potential issues

Document Collation

  • Collect required documentation
  • Review form accuracy
  • Compile complete submittal packets

Plan Submittal

  • Attend plan check meetings
  • Fill out all paperwork
  • Manage receipts and fee payments

Comments & Corrections

  • Negotiate on your behalf
  • Coordinate revisions with stakeholders
  • Resubmit permit packets

Ready to Issue

  • Final fee calculations
  • Contractor consulting
  • Final ready-to-issue paperwork

Schedule Time To Talk

Let’s schedule 30 minutes to discuss your project and how Permit Place can help make the permit approval process easier.