Tom joined Lerch Bates in 2005 after a 20 year career with Schindler Elevator Corporation. Tom has 30 years experience in the elevator industry and utilizes a “hands on” approach to consulting; he can most often be found in elevator pits, hoistways and machine rooms. In addition to working with many commercial and residential projects in Chicago and the Midwest he frequently works with Government Agencies and Universities. He has a degree in Electronics Technology and actively pursues continuing education throughout the industry. Tom is a QEI certified elevator inspector, a professional member of the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, and a City of Chicago Supervising Elevator Electrician.