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.
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 custom 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 fabrication, custom metal fabrication, HVAC-R engineering, existing system modification and service. R.W. LaPine also offers residential HVAC service and installation.
Excellence Backed by Experience
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.
Mechanical 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 professional service technicians, we take the guesswork out of HVAC-R, plumbing, heating and cooling, and controls service.
Residential HVAC Service & Installation
Our goal is to provide our residential HVAC customers with quality and affordable solutions to their heating and cooling needs. We know the importance of a knowledgeable staff and uncompromising service.