TUMI Avoids Construction Delays in Skokie, IL

TUMI’s recent renovation project at a 1,160 square foot retail shopping center location in Skokie, IL, involved expert permitting support from our team. Through proactive management and due diligence research, we were able to save the TUMI team days and avoid costly construction delays. 


Our team encountered a significant hurdle with this project thanks to an unresponsive building department. This lack of communication posed a potential risk to project timelines and required strategic intervention to maintain momentum and ensure compliance with local building codes and regulations.

Solutions and Strategies

To navigate these challenges, the Permit Place team leveraged our robust due diligence process. This involved early identification of key project contacts, pinpointing major submission hurdles, and understanding specific requirements such as plan formatting, naming standards, and associated fees. 

With detailed, insider knowledge and preparedness, our team effectively counteracted the communication lag and was able to push the project forward efficiently.

Project Wins

We originally estimated a 15 day permit approval, but our team’s expert handling of the permit acquisition process culminated in a mere 11 business days, pushing the project approval forward a full week. 

The successful completion of the TUMI renovation project underscores Permit Place’s commitment to excellence in permit expediting. By efficiently overcoming communication barriers and adhering to a proactive due diligence process, Permit Place ensured that the client’s new retail space was ready to progress without delay, marking another successful partnership in the retail 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.