Custom Design,

Sound Advice,

Superior Results

From start to finish, we help get the job done!


Our Building Transportation Services


Due Diligence & Audit

Equipment Survey & Assessments

Maintenance Evaluations

Needs Analysis / System Design

Construction/Contract Documents

Contract Development / Negotiation

Project Management

Invoice Review & Contract Maintenance Verification

Capital Planning, Budgeting, Scheduling

Our Specialties


We specialize in office, retail, civic, educational, justice, medical and hospitality projects and work all over the San Francisco Bay Area and the West Coast.

Hands-On Partners


Whatever the challenge, wherever the project, whoever is on your team, we're the partners you can depend on to help with any elevator or escalator need.


See how an elevator goes together!

Animation courtesy of UC Berkeley. Best viewed with audio on and enlarged to full screen.


John E. Sellen


Work  Experience

JE  Sellen  Consulting,  Inc.: 2013 -

Lerch  Bates, Inc.: 2006 - 2013

HKA:  2000 - 2006

Thyssen  Elevator  Co.:  1997 - 2000

Dover  Elevator  Co.:    1990 - 1997 and 1981 - 1988

Fujitec  Elevator  Co.: 1988 - 1990

Bates & Rogers Construction: 1979 - 1981

Professional  Organizations  and  Certifications

International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC)

Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) 

Construction Document Technologist (CDT)

Commercial  Real Estate Professionals  Network (CREPN)


University  of  Illinois,  Urbana,  IL

B.S.  in  Architectural  Studies,  1979

Edwin J. Essary


Work Experience

JE Sellen Consulting, LLC: 2018 -

Syska Hennessey Group: 2013-2018

Otis Elevator Co.: 2005-2013

Schindler Elevator Corp.: 2002-2005

Mitsubishi Elevator: 1990-1994

Dover Elevator Co.: 1977-1990

Professional Organizations and Certification

International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC)

Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) 

Construction Document Technologist (CDT)



University of Phoenix, San Jose, CA

BSBA in Management & Leadership, 1989


Partial Client List


Harvest Properties

Stanford Hotels

Jones Lang La Salle

Cushman & Wakefield

Paramount Properties

KG Investment Properties

Alhouse Deaton

DES Architects

NMR Architects

Noll & Tam Architects

WRNS Studio

Stanton Architecture

Stanford University

Restoration Hardware

Old Navy

Pottery Barn


JC Penney

Partial Project List


CA State Courthouses - Hanford, Porterville,

Madera, San Andreas, Woodland

CSU Fresno Library, American River College

Casino/Resorts - Thunder Valley, Red Hawk, Cache Creek,

Colusa, Black Oak, Jackson Rancheria, Lucky Seven, Bear Creek

San Francisco - Halladie Plaza, Van Ness & Castro MUNI,

City Hall, Dept. Of Emergency Services, Laguna Hospital,

 25 Van Ness, Main Public Library, Civic Center Garage, 

Davies Symphony Hall

Schools - Washington, Edison, Mountain House, Pleasant Valley

UC Davis Medical Center Parking Garage

Caltrans Marysville District Office

500 Capital Mall, Sacramento

Contact Us

Let us hear from you!

Better yet, we'll come to you!

If a picture's worth a thousand words, a visit is worth a million. 

Just tell us where and when you'd like to show us how we can help.

J E Sellen Consulting, LLC

325 Sausalito Blvd., Sausalito, CA 94965, US

(415) 324.7138


Whenever you need us.


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