Chairman of the Board/CEO
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.