Estes Design and Manufacturing Inc.


Hiring and lean processes are at the core of Estes Design and Manufacturing’s operations.

By Jim Harris

Estes Design and Manufacturing Inc. looks for more than qualifications and experience when it hires new staff members. “We’re looking for people of character,” Vice President of Operations Ron Estes says. “We put a lot of effort into the pre-employment screening process to make sure the people we hire are dependable, trustworthy and motivated. We want people who will retire with us.”

The Indianapolis-based company’s screening efforts have paid off in employee loyalty and low turnover. A few of the company’s employees have worked at Estes Design and Manufacturing since it opened its doors in 1976, and several others have been there for 35 years or longer.

Estes Design and Manufacturing Inc.