Early Retail Permit Approvals in Livermore, California

Tumi gets first-round approvals 4 weeks ahead of schedule

Permit Place recently completed a permit expediting project for Tumi, a high-quality business and travel products brand, involving a 2,042-square-foot retail space in a Livermore, California mall. This case study details how our dedicated team successfully managed and expedited the permit process, ensuring Tumi’s project was not just on schedule but ahead of it.

Permit Place’s Due Diligence Process

At Permit Place, due diligence is the cornerstone of our approach. At the beginning of the Tumi project, we meticulously identified key contacts, major hurdles in the submission process, and a thorough understanding of plan formatting, naming standards, and the required special seals.

Our team also closely examined fees, forms, submission departments, building codes, contractor requirements, and other essential details. This comprehensive due diligence ensured that we were well-prepared to handle the project’s complexities required to obtain Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, and Fire permits.


The primary challenge faced by our team was the extremely tight schedule set by Tumi. The deadline for the start of the construction was looming, and our task was to ensure that all necessary permits were obtained promptly. Any delay in the permit process could have significant repercussions on the project timeline and costs.

Project Win

Despite the daunting timeline, Permit Place’s team achieved a remarkable feat.  We initially estimated a turnaround time of 4-6 weeks for the permit approval process. However, thanks to our diligent preparation, proactive approach and effective communication with both city officials and the Tumi team, we secured first-round approval of all permits in just 2 weeks. 

This project with Tumi in Livermore, CA, stands as a testament to Permit Place’s commitment to excellence. Our thorough due diligence process, coupled with our team’s adeptness at handling tight schedules, enabled us to deliver beyond our client’s expectations.

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.