Who we are

Technical Consultants Who Approach Projects as Partnerships

Why Work With Us?

We pair deep technical knowledge with the values that drive us: a culture of partnership, a commitment to responsive communication, and a belief that we are all stronger when technical solutions are sustainable. With our senior consultants averaging 25+ years of experience and projects spanning 50 countries, your project is in proven hands.

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Why ESOP Matters

Lerch Bates is 100% employee owned via an employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP. That means your Lerch Bates team is made up of employee-owners personally invested in being responsive partners. We think proactively about what you need. Expect responsibility, service and performance in everything we do.


Our Legacy is a Resource for Your Future

Lerch Bates simplifies the path to getting the best technical expertise for your project anywhere in the world. For 75 years, we have been the leading global expert in vertical transportation. Seeing a desire by our clients to be more efficient in finding top-level technical expertise across multiple disciplines, we expanded.

We bring a ‘we own what we do’ brand of technical consulting

Today, Lerch Bates brings its distinctive ‘we own what we do’ brand of technical consulting to a suite of services that serves every phase of a building’s lifespan.

Core Values

We live into values that support stronger partnerships, long-term relationships and consistent excellence.

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As employee owners, we prioritize personal initiative, responsibility and accountability.

Find Expert Leadership for Your Project

Our senior leaders have been with Lerch Bates for an average of 15+ years. We see that longevity as a reflection of how serious we are about investing in our people and creating pathways for growth.

Eric Rupe Executive Board Director Lerch Bates Inc

Eric Rupe

CEO & President


John Arther

Chief Financial Officer


Jeff Marsh

Executive Vice President, Vertical Transportation and Logistics Operations


Brian Erickson

Executive Vice President, Enclosures & Structures and Forensics


Jim Turner

Executive Vice President - Market Development


What Our Clients are Saying

“Like-minded professionals”

Quality starts with a good design and beginning in the schematic stages, Lerch Bates teamed up with JR Butler and JE Dunn to co-develop smart details. We sleep better whenever we’re teamed-up with the like-minded professionals of Lerch Bates.

Matthew Calkins

J.R. Butler Inc.

"They provided confidence"

Lerch Bates was a valuable envelope commissioning partner to the entire design build team with early integration, nimble response to schedule changes and continuous consulting advice at all phases of the project. They provided confidence.

Sherry Mack

HGA Sacramento

"They do what they say they will do”

Lerch Bates is spot on with their reports. When I show them to people they are impressed by their clarity and readability. They do what they say they will do.

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Plant Operations

Higher Education Client