Cripe has made the list as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana. This is the 15th year for the annual program created by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group. Specific company rankings will be unveiled April 30 at an awards dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, […]

February 20, 2020 was a big day for Cripe CEO, Al Oak.

In addition to being recognized by Purdue University’s School of Engineering as this year’s Distinguished Civil Engineering Alum, he was also recognized by Mayor Joe Hogsett and the City of Indianapolis for his contributions to the business and philanthropic communities.

According to Mayor Joe, February 20th is now Alex D. Oak Day in the city of Indianapolis.

Oak had the pleasure of celebrating both of his most recent achievements with fellow staff from Cripe and ECO2 Technologies as well as former classmates and fraternity brothers from his days at Purdue’s School of Engineering.



For the 9th year, Cripe has been recognized as one of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Best Places to Work. Cripe is also a Hall of Fame company, a recognition given to those companies who have been named a Best Place to Work at least 60% of the time since the program’s inception. Company rankings will be unveiled at an awards dinner on April 30th. In 2018, Cripe was awarded the #8 spot in the Small Business category.

To learn more about the program and other companies included on the list click here.

Cripe always enjoys hosting the 8th graders of The Oaks Academy for our annual Math Matters program. On Wednesday May 10, 2017, we hosted our 9th annual Math Matters program for The Oaks Academy 8th graders. Thirty-two students and two teachers gathered in the conference room to learn about surveying, civil engineering, and architecture. Within these fields math is used every day, so we bring the students in to get them excited about our industry and Cripe. The bright-eyed students listened attentively to each speaker and asked great questions, showing their interest.

As a Talent + Brand Intern on my second day of work, I was still confused about the work of surveyors, civil engineers, and architects. I knew the basics, but helping with Math Matters allowed me to understand what Cripe does. One of the biggest takeaways: computers are very helpful, but they aren’t everything. The 8th graders were tasked with creating a Shepherd’s Shelter out of sugar cubes focusing on protecting the Shepherd from the weather elements at different times of the year. The students had to account for different sun angles and wind patterns. They really enjoyed the activity, and some even ate the sugar cubes.

Cripe looks forward to this program every year. We continue to host this program to help students keep an open mind about careers with math. It was refreshing to see kids that were eager to learn and excited to be at Cripe.








Hannah Rosenberger is a Talent + Brand Intern. She is a rising senior at IUPUI working toward a major in Human Resource Management and a minor in Spanish.

Chris Reinhart has joined Cripe as an Architectural Design Associate. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Ball State University.

Susan Norris has joined Cripe as a Civil Design Associate. Susan holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Evansville.

Anders Franzon has joined Cripe as a Civil Design Associate. Anders holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Vermont.

Christy Villas has joined Cripe as a Talent + Brand Assistant. Christy holds an Associates of Science in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Congratulations to our newest Certified Healthcare Architect! Frank Hindes recently earned the ACHA Board Certificate from the American College of Healthcare Architects. Frank is a Senior Project Manager with a Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University. He has also completed a ten week architectural program in Europe & has attended the Kelley School of Business Executive Leadership Program. Congrats Frank!

Alex Oak

Through their generous donation and continued commitment to education Al and Shary Oak along with Lacy and Patty Johnson will impact future leaders in the real estate industry. Lacy Johnson is a past Cripe board member and a partner at Ice Miller.

Their gift to Indiana University Kelley School of Business Center for Real Estate Studies the will provide both financial assistance to program interns and establish a directorship in the name of Al and Shary Oak. The purpose of the gift is to foster greater diversity in the real estate arena and will have an emphasis on African American and female students.

Cripe has enjoyed a long and rewarding relationship with the IU Center for Real Estate Studies as our foundation originated and funds the Stanley E. Hunt Case Competition annually.  Click here for the full story.