Vester and Associates Professional Staff

Patrick N. Cunningham RLS

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 was a Lecturer for the School of Engineering at Purdue University where he taught “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.
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 is a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School, and attended Indiana Wesleyan University. SHe had extensive customer service experience when she came to Vester & Associates. She is responsible for all accounting activities such as Account Payable and Receivable, and payroll.
She is also the receptionist answering phone and greeting clients. She also sets up all projects, prepares contracts and documents for subdivision filings and general company correspondence. She is responsible for ordering supplies and general office administration. She also assists the company president as well as project managers with secretarial and administrative aspects of their activities. Julie is mother to three daughters and a grandmother and great-grandmother.
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

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.
Christopher A. Crynes

Chris has been with Vester and Associates, Inc since May of 2018. Chris was originally from Texas, but has spent most of his life in Indiana. He attended Saint Joesph College for 4 years where he majored in Computer Science. He has become very adept in the use of equipment and procedures in surveying since joining Vester and Associates, Inc. He and his wife live in the Battleground area.
James D. (Doug) Hall, PLS
Project Manager

Doug is a Professional Land Surveyor with 25 years of experience, working in both the Indianapolis and Lafayette markets. Doug is in responsible charge of all aspects of survey projects including research, computations, drafting, and Quality Control. He has specific expertise in providing survey and design services for all developer and home construction projects to include surveys for Acquisition (ALTA/NSPS LAND TITLES), site / drainage design, subdivision planning and approvals, construction engineering, as-builts, site plans, house state outs, surveyor's location reports / mortgage inspections. Doug is also experienced in Right-of-way engineering via several bridge and highway projects throughout Tippecanoe and Hamilton Counties.