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Vehicle Protection Structures

VPS: Leader in automotive hail, heat, and UV Protection

VPS is the world’s leading supplier of hail, heat and UV protection for the automotive, asset protection and covered parking industries. We have the capacity, experience, and expertise to provide solutions that have been proven effective over many years, reducing hail damage to vehicles while simultaneously providing protection from the damaging effects of heat and UV exposure. If you're looking for quality, durable hail canopy solutions and protection, choose VPS.

We are a full-service design/build firm, recognized for exceptional service and innovative solutions. Our steel fabrication facility is certified by the International Accreditation Service, confirming our compliance with industry and international steel fabrication standards. VPS is also a Member Contractor of ISNetworld, solidifying our commitment to safety, insurance, and regulatory standards. With leading technology and the most experienced professionals in the industry, we remain committed to quality, efficiency and excellence. From initial survey and design development through engineering, fabrication, project management and construction, VPS is a turnkey provider delivering successful projects and world-class service.

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Covered Parking For Auto Assembly Plants

Covered Parking For Auto Assembly Plants

As the pioneer and leader in the vehicle and asset protection market, the VPS name is renowned within the hail protection industry. VPS has been a valued partner to some of the world's most recognized auto manufacturers, to date providing over 125 acres of hail protection at auto assembly plants and manufacturing facilities.

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Auto Dealership Hail Protection Structures

Auto Dealership Hail Protection Structures

More than two decades ago, VPS began manufacturing and installing hail protection and shade structures for auto dealerships throughout the “hail belt” of the United States. Many of our clients are long-standing VPS partners and were the world's earliest adopters of automotive hail protection and auto dealership shade solutions.

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Airport Covered Parking Structures

Airport Covered Parking Structures

Airport operators are always looking for opportunities to improve property aesthetics and create new income streams. VPS products offer both, providing revenue-generating covered parking solutions for airports and transportation facilities, as well as structures to cover ingress/egress areas, walkways, rental car/CONRAC lots, and more.

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Commercial Car Park Shade and Hail Protection Structures

Commercial Car Park Shade and Hail Protection Structures

In today’s competitive commercial market, covered parking is one of the premium amenities companies seek to provide their executives and employees. Property owners and managers are also offering covered parking solutions to give their properties a competitive edge, particularly in sunbaked regions of the country.

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Rooftop Parking Lot Shade Structures for Vehicle Protection

Rooftop Parking Lot Shade Structures for Vehicle Protection

VPS leads the market in another increasingly popular parking application-covered rooftop parking. Architects, builders, and parking structure designers have found that fabric shade structures provide a sustainable, cost-effective alternative to concrete-enclosed rooftops. A growing number of North American municipalities are now requiring shade to be included in a parking structure's top deck.

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UV/Sun Protection for Industrial Applications

UV/Sun Protection for Industrial Applications

Many products manufactured today are susceptible to the harmful effects of UV radiation, but are utilized in industries that don’t allow them to be coated or formulated with UV stabilizers. Products that are stored or used outdoors must be protected from UV rays to perform as intended and serve their useful life.

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Commercial Hail Protection Solutions & Hail Canopies

VPS can help protect your inventory from the risk of catastrophic weather-related events by covering vehicles and other commercial products with our durable outdoor protection structures.

Whether you need hail protection, covered parking, or other custom shade products, VPS can develop solutions to meet the needs of any outdoor facility. Our projects have been as simple as covering 3 parking spaces in a commercial parking lot to projects covering many acres of open lot inventory at auto assembly plants. Markets we currently serve include:

  • Airport parking: This option can help protect cars from the elements when they are left at airports for long periods.
  • Auto assembly plants: At auto assembly plants, employees need to protect their vehicles while they're at the job site. With a hail canopy, the entire team can secure their cars.
  • Auto dealerships: Cars in dealership lots represent sizable assets and inventory. Protecting them with suitable covered parking solutions can significantly reduce risk.
  • Corporate parking: With corporate parking options, companies can help minimize liability and protect staff and customers' cars in their parking lots.
  • Rooftop parking: VPS protection services' team can help design and install an optimized protective canopy to help keep parked cars safe.
  • Industrial applications: Canopies can help reduce the risk of damage for valuable assets in various industries.
  • And more

This option can help protect cars from the elements when they are left at airports for long periods.

VPS Hail Protection, Parking Shade Structures and Covered Parking Products

VPS can handle projects of any size or scope and we have the industry's widest variety of structural designs to meet your business' practical and aesthetical requirements. Our hail protection and covered parking product line includes:

  • Cantilevers: With cantilevers, you can address critical operational needs while having extra ground space.
  • Solid membrane: Sturdy and reliable, solid membrane structures provide more security for assets in open spaces.
  • Mass coverage: If you need to cover a large area, we can help you protect your commercial property.
  • Covered walkways: Help pedestrians navigate walkways more safely and reduce liability with coverage options.
  • And more: We can also work with you to create covered parking solutions that fit your application.

We help ensure your commercial assets are safe, whatever your requirements. Discover our hail-protection parking shade structures today.

Turn to VPS for Your Industrial UV Protection Solutions

VPS products are increasingly being utilized within the asset protection market, protecting UV-sensitive products from the damaging effects of the sun. Contact VPS today to learn more about our innovative designs and turnkey shade solutions.

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OUR PROCESS

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Conceptual Design & Sales Engineering

Our process starts with a comprehensive project feasibility definition. We utilize our vast experience to develop a thorough scope definition that is achieved by devising the most efficient product mix in conjunction with our design and space optimization skills. Our familiarity with regulatory requirements enables us to take the project from initial concept to successful completion in the most efficient and timely manner possible.

Project Design & Engineering

VPS' Design & Engineering Department establishes the required geometry of the structure and then models it in 3D CAD. Design drawings are developed from the 3D model and, along with the Engineering Calculations, submitted to the client for review and approval. Our engineering specifications are designed to meet all local and International Building Code (IBC) requirements.

Project Management

VPS Project Managers are accomplished professionals with years of design/build and construction expertise. Our fast-track process factors in the overlap of design, procurement, fabrication, and construction, while compressing the schedule, significantly reducing costs and maximizing efficiency. Our managers are all well-versed in new construction techniques and in the retrofitting of existing facilities.

Steel Fabrication

Our team of fabrication professionals consistently produces structures that are among the most durable, cost effective and innovative in the fabric structure industry. VPS has a state-of-the-art steel fabrication facility in Dallas, TX, that is certified by the International Accreditation Services board (IAS) for meeting or exceeding the highest standards in the steel fabrication industry.

Fabric Fabrication

At the core of all our structures are the fabrics that we utilize for optimal hail and weather protection. HDPE, a high density polyethylene mesh, can block out up to 96% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Other fabrics such as PVC and PTFE can be utilized depending on the specific project requirements as well as our clients’ individual needs and desires.

Construction

VPS' Construction Management team coordinates the installation process using a Means & Methods statement that facilitates operational efficiency through a phased movement of vehicles, while causing minimal disruption to the business. In addition to design, engineering, and permit acquisition, our construction services include surveying, drilling, reinforced pier installation, steel erection, fabric installation, and finishing.

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Featured Work

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Central Mexico

Central States USA - Project 1

Park & Zoom at ABIA

Group 1 Automotive - Mercedes of Boerne

American Aero FTW

Qualcomm San Diego

Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport