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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.
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.
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.
As employee owners, we prioritize personal initiative, responsibility and accountability.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President, Vertical Transportation and Logistics Operations
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
Jack Tornquist, Jr.
Executive Vice President, Technical Support
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.
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.
"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