DEC Parking Associates LLC provides a full range of parking consulting services. We offer parking consulting services in the following specialty areas; parking access and revenue control systems (PARCS), automated parking guidance systems (APGS), parking management, parking operations, parking audits, request for proposals and other related parking consulting areas. DEC’s principal has over 40 years of combined hands on parking related experience in all facets of parking.
We serve a wide range of clientele that includes owners, developers, property management companies, parking operators, and equipment manufacturers.
Ed started his career in the parking business as a part-time parking cashier at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a major regional parking company while attending college. Over the next forty years, Ed has held various progressive positions in operations, business development, sales and consulting within the field of parking.
Ed spent his first fifteen years in parking operations for regional and national parking management companies. During this period, Ed was involved in parking operations, with full responsibilities for profit and loss, acquisitions, claims, human resources, day-to-day supervision of operations of existing facilities, and acquisition of new facilities. Ed has managed startup business planning and consulting for new cities, along with parking layout design, management and lease proposals and financial projections.
During the next fifteen years, Ed went on to represent various manufacturers of parking access and revenue control systems (PARCS) in various capacities. He has worked for local dealers, as well as national and international manufacturers, where he has designed, selected and reviewed existing parking revenue control systems. Ed has accumulated first-hand PARCS knowledge from both the end user’s and manufacturer’s standpoints. This wealth of PARCS knowledge is broad and diverse, ranging from a simple hand-issued self-park or valet ticket system, to complex, fully automated systems at large mixed-use developments or airports.
Over the last ten years, Ed utilized his unique and wide ranging experience during his tenure with one of the world’s largest parking consulting companies. As a parking consultant he provided specialized consulting services in parking operations and parking technology to a wide range of clientele on hundreds of projects. Major projects during his tenure includes a large international airport PARCS design, specifications and construction administration for a system with over 80 lanes of equipment; campus wide wayfinding/parking guidance system for a large international pharmaceutical company; APGS recommendations for a top secret government compound and many other diverse projects.
This unique combination of skill sets and experience gained firsthand over more than 40 years will certainly provide enormous benefits to any of the clients he provides parking consulting services for.