Lerch Bates is the global multidisciplinary technical consultancy saving time and money for those designing, modernizing, investigating, or managing buildings. With 35+ offices around the globe and headquarters in Denver, Colo., we serve clients of all sizes with integrated services and specialties for performance optimization at any stage of a building’s lifecycle.
When you join our team, you don’t become an employee. You become an employee-owner. Lerch Bates is 100% employee owned via an employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP. That means you have a direct stake in this company. Oure employee-owners deliver responsibility, service and performance in everything they do. We call that the “ownership mindset.”
As an ESOP, our ownership culture is paired with four other corporate values to create the foundation of who we are.
Lerch Bates was founded in 1947 as the first elevator consultancy in the nation. From there, we continued our innovative and entrepreneurial growth by establishing the first logistics consultancy in 1984 and the first façade access consultancy in 1985. In 1986, we cemented the entrepreneurial spirit of our founders into every employee, current and future, by becoming an ESOP. Fast forward to today, 75 years into the Lerch Bates legacy, which can be summarized simply. Every acquisition, expansion and addition to the Lerch Bates team is driven by one key element: meet the needs of our clients with projects and partnerships formed on trust, expertise, reliability and relationships.