Charlie Geist Regional Manager

Charlie Geist

Regional Managing Director


About Charlie

Charlie Geist is the Regional Managing Director for the Chicago Region of Lerch Bates. In addition to managing the consultants that work in the Chicago region, he also provides vertical transportation design and analysis. Prior to joining Lerch Bates Charlie worked for KONE Elevator and Escalator as a Senior Sales Consultant and Account Manager for the Chicagoland area. Charlie was responsible for maintaining over 500+ customer relationships. Charlie’s dynamic background in sales and service has propelled him to be able to facilitate (new and existing) contracts for Installations, Modernizations, Repairs, and Maintenance contracts.

Areas of Expertise

  • Vertical Transportation System Studies
  • Design, Contract Documents, and Modernization Services for the Vertical Transportation Equipment
  • Vertical Transportation Inspection and Consulting
  • Due Diligence Studies

Related Experience

  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Roosevelt University, Chicago IL
  • Marriott Downtown, Chicago IL
  • Old Republic Building, Chicago IL
  • Northern Trust, Chicago, IL
  • City of Chicago Colleges, Chicago, IL
  • U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago IL
  • Old Post Office, Chicago IL
  • Winston Tower #4 Association, Chicago IL
  • 600 W. Chicago
  • Loft Development, Chicago IL
  • Prudential Plaza,
  • Advocate Medical Group, Chicago IL
  • McDonald’s (Chicago) World HQ
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • UIUC: Multiple Projects
  • Marriott Downtown, Chicago IL
  • UIUC: Freer Hall
  • Northern Trust, Chicago, IL
  • UIUC: Natural History
  • U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago IL
  • UIUC: Wounded Warriors
  • Malibu Condo Assoc., Chicago
  • Netra, Chicago, IL
  • Eugenie Terrace, Chicago


Bachelor of Science, Aviation Maintenance Management and Non-Destructive Testing,
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

Registrations& Certifications


Office Location

Chicago, IL

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