history & philosophy

    STAIR ASSOCIATES INC.  was founded in 1989 by Ray Stair and Don Alexander.  Under the guidance of Ray Stair, Woody Holm, Randy Stair and Martin Truesdell, the firm has shown a steady increase in workload over the years and has expanded its personnel and capabilities to provide the finest available design services.  Focusing on Indiana schools, but not limited to other project types, the firm has gained the experiences necessary to provide innovative solutions to our clients’ needs.
   THE PHILOSOPHY of Stair Associates, Inc. has always placed the needs of the Owner as the primary design criteria.  Working directly with the Owner, we carefully consider design intent, construction budget, potential energy costs and maintenance costs. Utilizing sustainable design criteria as a first approach that creates an environmentally responsible solution. 
    THE STAFF of Stair Associates has always remained small and efficient. This allows the principals to spend their time on the actual design work and maintain close communication with the Owner and the rest of the design team.  A steady workload from repeat clients and word of mouth recommendations keep our office humming.
    Stair Associates, Inc. has completed projects from enormous new schools to tiny partial remodels; giving each project the individual attention from conceptual design to final commissioning in order to assure a successful result.