Ralph Gerdes Consultants, LLC was founded in Indianapolis, Indiana for the purpose of providing building code, fire protection and accessibility consulting services.

Our company follows a systems approach to fire and life safety ~ recognizing that design, life safety, operational procedures, fire protection systems and solutions need to be integrated to act as one.

Due to our wide range of services in this field, we serve a very diversified list of clients, which range from private owners as small as "bed and breakfasts" to nationally owned corporations.  Our diverse range of clients leads our firm to be involved in an even wider range of projects locally, regionally and nationally.  Our staff has extensive experience on Indiana projects, more than any other firm in the country.

All of our professional staff are licensed Architects or has architectural/ engineering degrees.

With our client growth and projects, we have had the the opportunity to make several thousand buildings safer and code compliant due to our involvement.

Our services are not limited to strictly code interpretation from books.  Our involvement and dedication to this area of expertise places our employees in the development and improvement of building codes, fire protection and accessibility issues at both the state and national levels.  The staff maintains professional memberships and is active in AIA, NFPA, SFPE, NCARB, ICC, and other organizations concerned with building codes and fire safety.

Ralph Gerdes Consultants, LLC has been, and will continue to be, a leader in the area of building codes, fire protection, and accessibility consulting for the building environment and for the clients we serve.