Bloomington, IN

Named by early settlers for its “haven of blooms,” scenic Bloomington, IN is the county seat of Monroe County and is home to over 85,000 residents. Well over 40,000 students attend Indiana University, which is located in the city, and is the state’s largest university. Bloomington has a storied architectural past, thanks to a natural resource that is native to the area: limestone. The building stone is at the core of much of the city’s historic architecture, including in residences in the Cottage Grove neighborhood, which boasts a unique variety of architecture types. Some notable historic buildings around other parts of the city include the Elias Abel House, built in a Greek Revival style in 1845 and the Blair-Dunning House, which was once home to the Governor of Indiana, among other prominent figures. While you won’t find skyscrapers in Bloomington, there is a great deal of modernized architecture, especially at the university. Several buildings provide state-of-the-art instructional spaces and the tallest buildings in the city are located on campus, including dormitories that rise as high as 15 stories. The city’s downtown also has a unique collection of commercial buildings with restaurants, shops, entertainment, art and more.

Elevator and Escalator Design & Facade Access Consulting Services In Bloomington, IN.

In buildings large and small, tenants and visitors rely on vertical transportation systems to function safely and efficiently. At Lerch Bates, we are experienced Bloomington, IN elevator and escalator consultants with a proven background of helping clients accomplish their business goals. Our team provides expert design, engineering, maintenance and inspection services on every project and we are proud to be an employee-owned firm with over 35 offices worldwide.

Seeking knowledgeable façade access consultants in Bloomington? Lerch Bates has over seven decades of industry-experience with the ability to assist our valued clients from a wide variety of industries. Some of the vertical transportation systems we’ve developed have been included in the following types of professional facilities: athletics, retail, transportation, government, hotel, residential, commercial, casinos and healthcare.


Throughout the design process, Lerch Bates creates plans that implement durability, space efficiency, visual appeal and most importantly, maximum performance. Our team of expert elevator, escalator and façade access consultants provide knowledge in the following design areas:

  • Conceptual & Schematic Design
  • Design Change Evolution
  • Construction Documents
  • Bidding & Negotiation Consulting
  • Start To Finish Project Management

Operations Management

Proactive maintenance is a necessity, in order for heavily used vertical transportation systems to remain operating at peak performance. It’s imperative for operations management teams to maintain relationships with dependable contractors so timely assistance can be provided, when necessary.

Lerch Bates is an experienced elevator and escalator maintenance consultant in Bloomington, IN that is able to assist clients when they need to obtain repair contracts, including:

  • Maintenance Agreement Services
  • Contractor Oversight Services
  • Asset Management Services

Modernization Services

Aging elevators and escalators eventually need to be replaced, due to wear and tear, or obsolescence. It also becomes harder to find replacement parts as vertical transportation systems grow older. The professionals at Lerch Bates have helped owners and management teams of buildings large and small with the equipment modernization process during our 70 years in the industry. Our team provides an extensive selection of process management solutions:

  • Requirements Capture & Design Services
  • Bid, Negotiation & Award Services
  • Construction Administration Services

Premier Bloomington, IN Elevator Company

At Lerch Bates, we are elevator, escalator and façade access consultants with a rich history of serving businesses, organizations and entities in Bloomington, IN. Talk to us today about your needs. Discover more about our services and request a consultation today. You can also contact us for more information.

Since 1947, many clients have become our valued friends. Lerch Bates consultants are employee owners who share their expertise and innovation. Our Senior Consultants average 25 years of experience