Michigan's Growing Brewery Industry  

No Job is too Big or Small 

From brainstorming on the best way to improve your current system or installing a completely new setup to finding small adjustments that will result in maximum efficiency, we bring our expertise to your brewery to help you make it the best it can be. We aren’t interested in patches or short-terms fixes. We’re interested in long-term partnerships. Our services will continue long after your sale. Training, troubleshooting and follow-ups are just a part of the package. We want to be the ones you call in a bind — or to share a pint. 

As your brewing, distilling, or wine-making facilities are built, grow and evolve, remember that quality and doing it right the first time are the keys to reducing costs and downtime. Whether on-site installations, off-site custom fabrications or general facility maintenance, LaPine is here to to get the job done. 

Not only are we able to provide cost effective ideas and solutions for your plumbing and HVAC needs but we are also excited to offer our expertise in all your brewing process needs. Our lists of services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design assists for all your process / production needs
  • Custom Stainless fabrication from carts and hoppers to vessels & switch racks
  • Complete system controls for not only your building but your brewing process
  • Custom design build all your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation needs
  • All your food grade / sanitary stainless piping needs
  • Steam systems from boiler selection to end of line piping
  • Chilled water systems
  • Compressed air systems
  • Nitrogen systems
  • Carbon dioxide systems
  • C.I.P. systems
  • Spent grain systems
  • Standard and custom stainless steel trench drains
  • Bottling, canning, & keg line setup
  • Tank setting & rigging



Arcadia Brewing Company

R.W. LaPine served as the mechanical contractor for 2014 construction of Arcadia's Kalamazoo expansion. They were contracted by our builder for the facility mechanicals as well as by Arcadia, itself, for our process-specific utilities. The LaPine crew was integral in installing our boiler, air compressor, glycol chiller, bulk carbon dioxide, various water needs and even some sanitary stainless tubing. Their team worked incredibly efficiently and the quality of the work was second-to-none. Given that much of our engineering was designed in-house, LaPine did a great job interpreting what amounted to 'bar napkin sketches' into a well layed-out installation. Also inherent in our in-house engineering was the need to remain flexible in dealing with multiple change-orders while staying within a given budget. LaPine was appreciative of those constraints and proved to be quite helpful in keeping costs down and offering suggestions on how to go things better or less expensively. 

Today, nearly three years later after our project's completion, the folks at LaPine continue to be a valuable resource for us as maintenance and expansion projects arise.

I would certainly recommend R.W. LaPine's mechanical services.


Dave S, Director of Brewing Operations | Arcadia Brewing Company

  • Complete refrigeration systems
  • Cooler design / installation
  • Product transfer lines
  • Carbon dioxide monitoring and exhaust for open fermentation
  • Water filtration / purity systems

Complete 24/7 service department including but not limited to:

  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Annual boiler inspections
  • Preventive maintenance programs custom designed to your needs
  • BMS controls service including updates / upgrades for not only your building but all your production processes as well

                                      Recent Projects

Arcadia Ales

New building plumbing, HVAC, full kitchen, and bar. Brewing steam system install, assisted with major process piping and complete bottling, caning, and kegging line setup.


Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Major cooler and major HVAC system for Bell's 200,000 sq ft addition to their production facility. This included 13,000 feet of keg storage, 100,000 square foot warehouse, new bottling area, and more.

One Well Brewing

Installed boiler and complete steam system, currently assisting with process ventilation design and implementation

Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing Company

Installed boiler system, set and piped brew kettle, the fermentor including bright tanks. Fabricated in house, the stand for the chiller, then set and completed initial start-up of systems.

The Mill in Vicksburg - Design Assist in Process

Full plumbing and process design assist of a 450,000 sf multi use facility with housing, restaurant, market place, and a brewery capacity of 380 barrels and daily turnover up to 6 times that volume.


Installed complete refrigeration system for the walk in coolers (BEER CAVES) at the Mega-Bev Lansing and Hastings MI locations  See photos here