Jim Hoppensteadt



About Jim Hoppensteadt

Jim Hoppensteadt, Consultant, began working for Lerch Bates in 2017. He is currently working in the Lerch Bates Chicago Office providing vertical transportation analysis and design. Previously, Jim worked for Thyssenkrupp and Schindler Elevator company as their Repair Manager and as their Service Superintendent in the Chicago and Chicago Suburban Markets.

Areas of Expertise

  • Vertical Transportation System Studies
  • Design, Contract Documents, and Construction Services for the Vertical Transportation Equipment
  • Vertical Transportation Maintenance Evaluations
  • Due Diligence Studies

Registrations & Certifications

  • BOMA Chicago
  • NAESA – National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities


Wright Jr. College; Architecture and Engineering
University  of Wisconsin, Miwaukee; Architecture

Office Location

Chicago, IL