Vester and Associates Professional Staff

Patrick N. Cunningham RLS
Owner\President

Pat has been the owner of Vester and Associates since July of 1977. He earned a B.S. in Land Surveying from Purdue University. Pat is responsible for client contact, training of supervisory personnel, scheduling and organization of projects. Pat makes the majority of our presentations at public hearings, is responsible for the overall supervision of all projects, and the administration of company business. Pat’s dedication to the profession is shown through his many efforts outside of the company’s operation. He is a Lecturer for the School of Engineering at Purdue University where he teaches “The Legal Aspects of Land Surveying” and “Subdivision Planning and Design” to senior level undergraduate students.
Pat has also served on the Indiana Board of Registration for Land Surveyors, and was the liaison to the office of the Indiana Attorney General for the board. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors and is a Past President of the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. Pat is a member of the state and local chapters of the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors and is a member of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.
 
Andrew A. Mix, PE
Professional Engineer

Andy has recently joined Vester and Associates. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Indiana with over 25 years of experience in the field of consulting engineering. His experience includes nearly all aspects of private and public development, as well as vast municipal experience including storm, sanitary and potable water collection, storage, treatment, pumping and conveyance; Transportation and Paving; Construction Document development and administration; Construction Administration and Inspection; Cost-estimation; and Long/Short-term planning.
Ronald E. Cunningham
Marketing Director

Ron has been with Vester and Associates since August of 2006. He worked in sales for 18 years at Fleetwood Enterprises in Crawfordsville Indiana. He was the Manager of the Boiler Express on the south side of Lafayette for 3 years. Ron is the father of 4 lovely daughters and three grandchildren. He enjoys golf and auto racing. He was an avid softball player in his younger days.
Julie M. Wright Julie M. Wright
Administrative Assistant

Julie has been with Vester and Associates since June of 1990. She was educated at Indiana Wesleyan University and came to us with over 18 years of customer service experience. Julie is responsible for all accounting activities, payable and receivable. She takes care of creating the initial project files, preparation of contracts, preparation of documents required for permits, subdivision filings, and general company correspondence.
Julie handles the payroll preparation, supply ordering, and secretarial duties for the company president, as well as assisting the project managers with the administrative aspects of their activities. She supervises and trains the receptionist and oversees the front desk day to day operations. Julie is the mother of three daughters and is also a grandmother.
 
Kelly Strohl
CADD Draftsman

Kelly has been with Vester and Associates since July of 1997. He earned an Associates Degree in Construction Technologies from Parkland College. Kelly worked 21 years as a journeyman union carpenter before coming into the surveying field. As a draftsman at Vester and Associates Kelly has had the opportunity to work on drawings for all types of projects ranging from Surveyor Location Reports to Subdivision Construction Plans.
James J. White
Chief of Crews

Jim has been with Vester and Associates since February of 1987. He was educated at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Civil Engineering. He is the Chief of Crews and is responsible for all aspects of fieldwork. Jim is a certified survey technician with experience ranging from transits and chains (shows his age) to total stations and data collection to GPS surveying. He works in both the field and office as needed. He is a member of the local and state chapters of the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
Jim is the father of four children and is also a grandfather. He and his wife live in Monon, IN.
 
Travis Singletary
Crewman

Before coming to Lafayette, Travis grew up in Indianapolis where he went to high school and worked at a Dairy Queen as an Assistant Manager. Travis then moved to Fort Wayne for about 5 years where he attended college and graduated from Indiana-University Purdue University-Fort Wayne, with an Associate's degree in both Civil Engineering Technology and Architectural Engineering Technology. Travis started with Vester and Associates, Inc in June of 2015. He is a crewman for the company as well as a draftsman. He has learned a lot in the short time he has been with us and we are excited for his continued growth within the company.