Geiger & Peters
GEIGER & PETERS HAS CREATED MONUMENTAL STEEL STRUCTURES FOR OVER 100 YEARS.

In that span of time, we have developed the talent, relationships, expertise, experience and ability required to successfully meet the needs of our customers throughout the country. These include structural steel design, fabrication and installation.

Our AISC certified facility is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is second to none in its ability to produce quality steel fabrications. Geiger & Peters has provided steel production, engineering and installation services on a multitude of projects ranging from comprehensive design/build packages to public works and competitively bid projects.

We believe the integrity of our work and professionalism of our staff has led to the long-term customer partnerships that we consider our greatest achievement.

Our desire to assist our clients in the successful completion of their building projects continues today. Whether your objective is to find a company that can provide comprehensive design/build services or to competitively bid your next project, we look forward to the opportunity to become your fabricator of choice.

Timeline
  • 1905

    Company founded by John Geiger and Carl Peters, both members of the sizeable German immigrant community.

  • 1905

    It’s just the way you delivered stuff back then!

  • 1909

    One of our earlier projects. The Murat Shrine, now officially known as Old National Centre and originally known as the Murat Temple and Murat Centre, is an entertainment venue in Indianapolis, Indiana, owned by the Murat Shriner’s of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. It is the oldest stage house in downtown Indianapolis that is still standing, the only Shrine temple in the world with a French-originating name, and the largest Shrine temple in North America.

  • 1914

    GP began one of their first large ornamental projects, the wrought iron fence that surrounds Crown Hill Cemetery, the third largest non-government cemetery in the country.

  • 1920

    The office staff ready to do business for many years.

  • 1929

    GP incorporates with the charter stating it’s purpose was “to manufacture, buy, sell and generally deal in and with structural steel, ornamental iron and material of all kinds, either raw or manufactured that may be used in structural steel and iron (and) to contract for the purchase, sale, delivery and erection of steel and iron products…”

  • 1930

    With the coming Great Depression, business suffered, but Carl Peters’ vision of the future did not. He buys John Geiger’s interest in the company.

  • 1930s

    During the 30’s, a tragic fire in one of the fraternity houses at the DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana caused the various fraternities at that University to require fire escapes. They came to Geiger & Peters, who built fire escapes for those fraternity houses, which amounted to the first good business the firm had had in quite awhile during the depression years.

  • 1939

    Major projects grew in magnitude with the building of the new downtown Indianapolis Hooks Drug Store and the Wilson Carburetor factory.

  • 1941

    At the start of WWII, when the brothers were called by the draft board, the government decided that they were needed more in their business than as soldiers. They were assigned to build 75 transit sheds for the United States Army for use in the war effort. These sheds were 100’x35′ and could be assembled in the field.

  • 1950

    Geiger and Peters was one of the founding companies of the Indiana Fabricators Association.

  • 1963

    Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University. These projects are always fun to work on because you know they will serve the public for many years to come.

  • 1996

    The awesome Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis. Who doesn’t love baseball! And we worked on the JW Marriott in the background.

  • 2000

    For its work on Carmel High School, Geiger & Peters was honored in 2000 with one of five engineering innovation awards given nationally by the American Institute of Steel Construction.

  • 2005

    Geiger & Peters celebrates their 100th year of proudly serving their customers and partners.

  • 2007

    Indianapolis International Airport, voted one of the best airports in the world. Great project.

  • 2007-LO

    Proud to work on Lucus Oil Stadium. Go Colts!!!

  • 2011

    Wishard Hospital Indianapolis.

  • 2012

    The unique, industrial 14 acre complex that holds Geiger & Peters 300,000 sq ft of work-space has been featured in photography shoots for both model portfolios and automobile feature photos.

  • 2012-CM

    The Children’s Museum Indianapolis. We got to work around dinosaurs!!! Geiger and Peters is over 100 years in business….not quite as old as they are.

  • 2012-IVY

    Ivy Tech pedestrian bridge. We help people get from here to there.

  • 2013-ND

    Notre Dame  Stayer Executive Education Center

    The center increases significantly Notre Dames capacity to create and deliver both degree and non-degree executive programs and provide state-of-the-art classroom technology. The self-contained center, located immediately south of the Mendoza College, also provides a more focused experience to meet the specific needs of executive-level students and corporate clients, which are increasingly complex in today’s global environment. Thanks for allowing us to help.

  • 2013-UL

    University of Louisville Student Recreation Center. We helped give the students a place to recreate. That’s a good thing!

  • 2014-IU

    This photograph of an Indiana University project almost looks like an M.C. Escher drawing.

  • 2014

    University of Kentucky Stadium construction.

  • 2014-UK

    University of Kentucky Stadium closer to completion.

  • 2015-PURDUE

    Purdue University Honors College. We have been honored to work on many projects for the Alma Mater several employees of Geiger and Peters.

  • 2016-IMS

    Doug Boles, President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Steve Knitter, President of Geiger and Peters touring the shop while the crew works on new projects for the Motor Speedway.

  • 2016-IMS 2

    New addition to the stands at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway fabricated and erected by Geiger and Peters.

  • 2016-IMS 3

    View of the IMS addition from the Yard Of Bricks.