Meyer Najem celebrates 30 years of new markets, partnerships and philanthropy


By Anna Skinner

Meyer Najem, a construction management firm based in Fishers, began in 1987. It was the idea of Karl Meyer and Anthony Najem, who were fraternity brothers at Purdue University. Now, 30 years later, Meyer Najem continues to make an impact on the local and national level.

“Both (Meyer and Najem) are still actively involved with the company and have created a culture that is really second to none,” Director of Marketing Cynthia Tucker said. “We moved into the Nickel Plate District building two years ago. We built the building, and it’s very light and open, and it just creates a really good atmosphere I feel is really consistent with the company and brand. We like to work with clients that are fun and on projects that are fun, and you really feel that when you come into the office.”

In addition to working on local projects such as the Fishers Fire Dept. building and library, the Ruth’s Chris at Ironworks in Indianapolis, Riverview Health Women’s Pavilion and more, Meyer Najem has spread throughout the nation regarding higher education, K-12, health care, government buildings and other markets.

“One of the interesting things about Meyer Najem is originally the company started with a focus on health care, and now we have partnered with Mainstreet, which is the largest provider of assisted living facilities in the U.S. We have done a lot of commercial projects like Four Day Ray, and those commercial projects have led us into other markets throughout the U.S.,” Tucker said.

In addition to expanding its market reach, Meyer Najem also is actively involved in other aspects of the community, specifically philanthropy, through its annual Swing into Giving golf outing and other outreaches.

“Everyone is very civically minded. We do a lot of things philanthropic. We have a philanthropy committee meet once a month and decide which organization we are going to get involved in, whether it’s financially or just our time and our talents. We try to get involved in a lot of different organizations,” Tucker said.

The company also assists the city’s involvement in art.

“We commissioned a sculpture from a local artist that was unveiled last summer in front of the building,” Tucker said. “We have a public art display on the second floor, and every few months we rotate art.”

“Meyer Najem has a long history with the City of Fishers dating back to the mid-1990s when it was surrounded by corn and bean fields,” Najem stated in an email to Current. “We are blessed to be here as an advocate, employer and an integral part of the city’s vision to move forward with its synergistic approach to connecting businesses and families to its downtown.”

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