Alex D. Oak, PE

Chairman + Chief Executive Officer

Team Responsibility

As Chairman and CEO of Cripe, Al oversees the projection and accountability of the firm and its staff.


Al joined Cripe as a land surveyor and over the last 47 years has served in just about every area of the firm.

Al is also Co-Founder and Chairman of ECO Oxygen Technologies, LLC, which provides environmentally effective solutions to treatment of water and wastewater through superoxygenation of effluent throughout the U.S.

Noteworthy Projects

Geist Lake

Southport Crossing

Tipton Lakes

St. Francis South Campus

Carmel Science and Technology Park

Allison Pointe

Morse Reservoir

Rising Sun River Boat Casino

Professional + Community Development

Chairman – Paul I. Cripe Charitable Foundation

Member – Community Board – Old National Bank

Member – Indianapolis Dean’s Council – Kelley Center for Real Estate Studies

Founding Member – Black Philanthropy Circle – Indiana University


Chairman – Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce

Chairman – Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership

President – Big Brothers of Greater Indianapolis

Director – Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee

Member – Board of Trustees – Sagamore Institute for Policy Research

Member – Board of Trustees – Crossroads Council Foundation of the Boy Scouts of America


Distinguished Alumnus – School of Civil Engineering – Purdue University

Recipient – Legacy Award – Kelley School’s Center for Real Estate Studies

Distinguished Hoosier – Governor of the State of Indiana

Fellow – Academy of Alumni Fellows – Kelley School’s Center for Real Estate Studies

Recipient – Spirit of Philanthropy Award – IUPUI

Recipient – Community Mentor Award – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

Education + Certifications

BS degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University

MBA degree in Real Estate Administration from the Kelley School