Our history is simple; yet profound.
What began as a survey firm founded by Paul I Cripe in 1937 and expanded to include architecture and civil engineering in the 1940’s, has now become a leading Minority Owned Business (MBE) Indiana multi-disciplinary design firm.
Employee Owned, we are headquartered in Indianapolis with offices in Bloomington and Evansville, Indiana, and Southwest Florida. We wear our history with pride.
We are 84 years young and like any built environment the quality, sustainability and strength of its foundation is integral to longevity and purpose.
Mr. Cripe understood that to holistically serve our clients delivering innovative design solutions was not the whole picture. He believed a firm must embody the core values of Accountability, Integrity and Community Service. This valued blueprint brought into being The Cripe Way (Accountability), Cripe Leadership Model (Integrity) and Cripe Charitable Foundation (Community Service).
Walk the Talk
Every team member knows the story of the watch. In the early years, Mr. Cripe pawned his prized pocket watch to meet payroll. The watch – a living reminder of true servant leadership and accountability– sits in our CEO’s office today. When Mr. Cripe said, “If It is to be; it’s up to me” – he meant it – and so do we.
What does all this mean to you?
We exist as there are buildings to be built and renovated, land to be developed and communities to be created and enhanced. From feasibility to design, all these possibilities bring challenges and issues to solve.
Whether your opportunity began on the back of a napkin, a referendum or prototype, Cripe has the talent and ability to creatively and cost effectively solve your design problem and generally make your life easier. Our diverse experience, coupled with our celebrated project management skill sets, allows us to consistently deliver successful outcomes to our clients.