Vehicle Protection Structures
Across 3 decades, VPS has been the pioneer, innovator and leader in hail, heat & UV protection solutions for applications of all sizes.
VPS is the world’s leading supplier of hail, heat and UV protection systems for the automotive, asset protection, and covered parking industries. VPS has the capacity, experience, and expertise to provide solutions that have been proven effective over many years in reducing hail damage to vehicles, while simultaneously providing protection from the damaging effects of excessive heat and UV exposure.
We are a full-service design/build firm, recognized for exceptional service and innovative solutions. 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 vertically aligned to deliver successful projects and world-class service. Today, VPS is a global company with offices in Europe as well as North America, strategically positioned to extend the reach and scope of our proven hail prevention solution throughout the world where our clients need it most.
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Auto Assembly Plants
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.Market Details
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.Market Details
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.Market Details
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.Market Details
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.Market Details
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.Market Details
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.