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Benefit from the expertise 70 plus years in the mechanical contracting business brings.

True Partners in Project Management for Over 75 Years

R.W. LaPine has the depth and resources, technical expertise, and facilities to handle any size job. We maintain state-of-the-art software capabilities such as Estimation, AutoCAD and Project Management. We have full fabrication capabilities at our Kalamazoo facility which allows us to accelerate job completion, comply with any fast-track schedule, or handle specialty jobs.

Our team of professional and dedicated site managers are recognized as the best in the business. As a company, LaPine is providing first-rate performance and quality at the best value to our customers.

R.W. LaPine’s services include temperature controls, plumbing and utility piping, process piping, sheet metal, specialty metal fabrication, HVAC-R engineering, existing system modification and service. Learn more about our capabilities and services.

As a third generation, independently owned and operated company, we are readily accessible to address any issue that may arise. Decisions and solutions are prompt, avoiding unnecessary red tape and costly delays. We have had the privilege to work with great people at various commercial and industrial sites and value the relationship R.W. LaPine has developed through the years. Learn more about the industries we serve.

Service - Simply Higher Standards

R.W. LaPine Mechanical Service, has one of the largest most experienced staff of service technicians in Southwest Michigan available 24/7 to serve.  With more than 40 technicians  averaging 20 years of experience, we take the guesswork out of HVAC-R, plumbing, heating and cooling, and controls service. Learn more about LaPine's outstanding service capabilities and preventative maintenance programs.

Key News & Events

CSM Group Announces the 2014 Recipients of the Key Performer Award

R.W. LaPine Inc. has been named one of CSM Group’s 2014 Key Performer Award recipients. They were announced at the 2014 Contractor Appreciation Event on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Bell’s Brewery.

These companies all demonstrate dedication to excellence in the CSM Select program, and have performed in the top 1% of all eligible candidates. Read more news and events

Our History

A rough road to success - the history of R.W. LaPine


Times were tough for Roy Wilson LaPine growing up in Cheboygan, Michigan. After his father was killed in a boating accident on Mackinaw Island, Roy had to quit school when he was in the sixth grade to help support his family. Many years later, Roy moved to Kalamazoo and went to work for the Kalamazoo Stove Company as a young adult making sheet metal fittings for residential heating systems.

Roy also farmed as a sidelight to make ends meet, and in 1934 Roy and his wife decided to move to a farm in Paw Paw. Roy's family struggled to get ahead financially, and Roy got tired of going to work and doing the same thing day in and day out. Read more

Executive Profile | Kirk D. LaPine – President


Kirk is the third generation family member to own and operate R.W. LaPine, Incorporated.  Having started in 1972 part-time while attending high school.  His first position started with cleaning the parking lot, shop, office, warehouse and driving the trucks.  From there, Kirk worked as a plumber, pipefitter, project supervisor, estimator and project manager. 

Kirk attended Albion College and graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree.  Kirk also completed a four year trade school program with plumbers and pipefitters Local 357 while attending college.

 Kirk has held the position of president and owner since 1990 and continues to be an active participant in all daily functions of the company.

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