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Pepper is committed to putting people first. It's why, when we started working in Indiana, we partnered with our clients to raise the standards for safety in our industry and why three years ago we worked with our trade partners to develop our Underground Utility Damage Prevention program (UUDP).

Our in-house expertise and use of the latest technology also allow us to offer insights beyond the construction process to how buildings will perform in the future. As sustainability initiatives gain momentum in the state of Indiana, Pepper is helping to advocate for updated codes and building practices that deliver higher quality, healthier and more efficient spaces.

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Pepper Construction established an Indiana office nearly 30 years ago. Our first project was the $100 million main campus redevelopment and expansion for St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Services in Indianapolis. Since then, we have worked on more than 700 projects totaling nearly $6 billion in the state of Indiana. Our team has grown to more than 200 employees, and we are ranked among the top 10 largest Indianapolis-area contractors by the IBJ.

Pepper’s success is attributed to the dedication of our people and the partnerships we create with clients, design firms and trade partners – to improve the communities we serve. We are fortunate to work with companies and organizations that have a direct impact on the quality of life within Indiana, like Community Health Network, Simon Property Group and Rolls Royce. We don’t take lightly the work that we do and what it means to the people who live, work and play in the buildings and spaces we create.

St Vincent Campus Redevelopment


As a family-owned business, Pepper respects family time and encourages activities that maintain healthy relationships inside and outside of work. Our employees describe our Indiana office culture as friendly-professional. There’s a natural camaraderie among our staff, and relationships are based on mutual respect.

Throughout the year, we offer events and programs designed to encourage fun learning, a healthy lifestyle and giving back to our community. Examples include our annual year-end all-employee team-building events and holiday parties, gym reimbursements and involvement in the Corporate Challenge.

Safety training

Community Engagement

Since establishing an office in Indianapolis, we’ve made it a priority to immerse ourselves in the community - from serving as a founding member of Rebuilding Together Indianapolis and supporting the United Way of Central Indiana, to our involvement in developing the Indiana Construction Roundtable Diversity Initiative. Over the years, we have invested financially and voluntarily in approximately 100 different community organizations, in an effort to make the Indianapolis area a better place to live and work. These are just a few of the organizations we support today.

  • Ace Mentor Program
  • Gleaners Food Bank
  • Junior Achievement of Central Indiana
  • Rebuilding Together
  • Starfish Initiative
  • United Way of Central Indiana

Self-perform Services

Pepper Indiana self performs work when in the best interest of the project. Our self-perform group consists of a separate group of estimators, project managers, field superintendents and tradespeople who perform trade-specific construction. Our self-perform tradespeople are hard-working and experienced carpenters, laborers and operating engineers who are committed to the safety and quality standards you expect working with us. We self-perform the following work:

  • Acoustical ceilings
  • Architectural millwork
  • Concrete
  • Demolition
  • Doors & hardware
  • Drywall
  • Finish carpentry
  • Wood and metal framing