Rick Lafollette

Field Technician

About Rick

Rick LaFollette is a field technician for the for the Lerch Bates Columbus, Ohio office and is based in Burlington, KY. Rick participates in the conceptual planning, design, construction administration, audits, surveys, inspections, new construction and modernization projects for vertical transportation systems (elevators, escalators, moving walkways, freight lifts, platforms, dumbwaiters, etc.).  His responsibilities include overseeing project organization, scheduling, coordination, deliverables, billing and collections. In addition, managing assigned projects to assure completion for multiple deadlines, and milestones are provided on time, in a professional manner, while meeting constantly changing priorities. Rick has over 40 years of experience in the Vertical Transportation Industry. Prior to joining Lerch Bates, Rick worked for ThyssenKrupp Elevator and Schindler Elevator in several sales and management positions in both service and new construction.

Areas of Expertise

  • Perform all aspects of client projects for which assigned which include but are not limited to site and equipment surveys, maintenance audits, maintenance management services, survey of equipment: controllers, machine rooms, pits, shafts, etc., modernization of existing equipment/facilities to include analysis and specifications and new building analysis and design services (CD, DD, SD, CA, etc.)
  • Monitor and control projects resources and provide direction of LB personnel to ensure projects are completed on schedule, meet quality standards, and are within budget. Meet or exceed financial goals set by management.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Morehead State University, Specialization in Finance.

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