LIMA COMPANY | THE RIGHT CHOICE
The Right People • The Right Approach • The Right Results
LIMA COMPANY | THE RIGHT CHOICE
The Right People • The Right Approach • The Right Results

Lima Company | The Right Choice

Since 1976, Lima Company has been the right choice for commercial plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration and mechanical contracting. Why? It comes down to three ingredients: The Right People, The Right Approach, and The Right Results.

THE RIGHT PEOPLE

All of the people at Lima Company share Bob Lima’s original commitment to provide a quality job at a fair price. Many of our employees have been with us for 30 years or more and we value their loyalty and hard work. Our management team came through the ranks as plumbing and HVAC technicians eventually growing into key roles managing the company. We are run by people who know plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration and mechanical contracting from the ground up and will find the right solution for your needs.

THE RIGHT APPROACH

At Lima Company, we approach every job with the owners’ best interest in mind. We treat your facility as if it were our own. Whether it is routine maintenance, a repair or a new installation, we start from the client’s perspective. We are not committed to any one brand or supplier but rather recommend the right equipment to achieve the best results. We offer all the major brands but always seek the right match for your project or needs.

THE RIGHT RESULTS

Having the right people and the right approach leads to the right results. We constantly look for ways to help our clients reduce installation costs as well as operating expenses. We do the job right the first time whether it’s a routine repair or a new installation because we are truly your partner in managing your facilities. Many of our clients have been with us for over thirty years. Why? Lima Company delivers The Right Results.

ASSOCIATIONS, LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

ASSOCIATIONS

  • National Association of Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors
  • American Society of Sanitary Engineers
  • Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association
  • Servicing Contractors Association of the Greater Delaware Valley
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

LICENSES

  • Licensed Master Plumbers-New Jersey, Philadelphia & Surrounding Townships
  • Licensed Delaware Contractor
  • Licensed Philadelphia Electrical Contractor
  •  Licensed Philadelphia Warm Air Installer
  • Licensed to Certify, Repair and Install Backflow Prevention Devices

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified for the fusion welding of underground gas piping
  • Certified installer and service agent for Robur ammonia absorption chillers
  • Registered vendor for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Lima Company | The Right Choice

Since 1976, Lima Company has been the right choice for commercial plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration and mechanical contracting. Why? It comes down to three ingredients: The Right People, The Right Approach, and The Right Results.

THE RIGHT PEOPLE

All of the people at Lima Company share Bob Lima’s original commitment to provide a quality job at a fair price. Many of our employees have been with us for 30 years or more and we value their loyalty and hard work. Our management team came through the ranks as plumbing and HVAC technicians eventually growing into key roles managing the company. We are run by people who know plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration and mechanical contracting from the ground up and will find the right solution for your needs.

THE RIGHT APPROACH

At Lima Company, we approach every job with the owners’ best interest in mind. We treat your facility as if it were our own. Whether it is routine maintenance, a repair or a new installation, we start from the client’s perspective. We are not committed to any one brand or supplier but rather recommend the right equipment to achieve the best results. We offer all the major brands but always seek the right match for your project or needs.

THE RIGHT RESULTS

Having the right people and the right approach leads to the right results. We constantly look for ways to help our clients reduce installation costs as well as operating expenses. We do the job right the first time whether it’s a routine repair or a new installation because we are truly your partner in managing your facilities. Many of our clients have been with us for over thirty years. Why? Lima Company delivers The Right Results.

ASSOCIATIONS, LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

ASSOCIATIONS

  • National Association of Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors
  • American Society of Sanitary Engineers
  • Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association
  • Servicing Contractors Association of the Greater Delaware Valley
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

LICENSES

  • Licensed Master Plumbers-New Jersey, Philadelphia & Surrounding Townships
  • Licensed Delaware Contractor
  • Licensed Philadelphia Electrical Contractor
  •  Licensed Philadelphia Warm Air Installer
  • Licensed to Certify, Repair and Install Backflow Prevention Devices

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified for the fusion welding of underground gas piping
  • Certified installer and service agent for Robur ammonia absorption chillers
  • Registered vendor for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

| History

Bob Lima founded Lima Company in 1976 when he purchased a used Bell Atlantic van and began doing small residential jobs in Northeast Philadelphia. His commitment to do quality work at a fair price allowed the business to grow. In 1978, he hired his first employee and the growth continued. In 1980, LIMA Company entered the commercial market executing condo conversions in Philadelphia. A recommendation from a residential client led to opportunities with the supermarket chain Acme Markets where LIMA Company eventually earned the maintenance and service business for the entire chain.

Today, LIMA Company employs the best people in the industry and has become one of the most highly respected commercial plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration and mechanical contractors in the Northeast, with a long list of blue chip clients. LIMA Company’s commitment to providing quality work for a fair price continues today. That’s why LIMA Company is the Right Choice.

| History

Bob Lima founded Lima Company in 1976 when he purchased a used Bell Atlantic van and began doing small residential jobs in Northeast Philadelphia. His commitment to do quality work at a fair price allowed the business to grow. In 1978, he hired his first employee and the growth continued. In 1980, LIMA Company entered the commercial market executing condo conversions in Philadelphia. A recommendation from a residential client led to opportunities with the supermarket chain Acme Markets where LIMA Company eventually earned the maintenance and service business for the entire chain.

Today, LIMA Company employs the best people in the industry and has become one of the most highly respected commercial plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration and mechanical contractors in the Northeast, with a long list of blue chip clients. LIMA Company’s commitment to providing quality work for a fair price continues today. That’s why LIMA Company is the Right Choice.

1976

Lima Company Established

Robert Lima Plumbing and Heating established
1978

Executive Team Expanded

Bob Powers joins Lima Company
1980

Company Incorporated

Incorporated as Santapaul Corporation t/a Lima Company.
1981

Opened First shop

First shop established at 8030 Frankford Avenue, behind two retail stores
1985

New Location

Moved into a two story office building attached to shop
1991

New Location

Out grew space and moved to 7350 State Road
1992

VP of Plumbing Services

Bob Powers becomes Vice President Plumbing Services
1998

New Location

Once again out grew our space and moved to a 37,000 s/f building at 9050 State Road
2010

Eco-friendly Initiative

Installed 18,000s/f solar electric panel system that provides 95% of our electric needs and reduces

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2011

VP of Operations

Bob Powers promoted to Vice President of Operations
2011

Team Expanded

LIMA Company establishes sales department
2011

Website Launched

LIMA Company launched their first website, as well as a new marketing initiative to purse new client

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| Our Customers

FOOD SERVICES

SPORTS / ENTERTAINMENT VENUES

  • Acme Markets
  • Wegman’s
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Origlio Beverage
  • Whole Food Markets
  • Wawa
  • Aramark Corporation
  • Kraft Foods
  • Pepsi Bottling Group
  • Dependable Distribution
  • Land-O-Lakes
  • A&P Supermarkets
  • The Disney / ABC Television Group
  • Philadelphia Park Race Track
  • Parx Casino
  • CBS Television / Radio
  • Sugar House Casino
  • Valley Forge Convention Center
  • NBC – Universal
  • Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field
  • Philadelphia Phillies, Citizen’s Bank Park
  • Wells Fargo Center
  • QVC Studio Park

OFFICE / MEDICAL / HOSPITALITY

RELIGIOUS / EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

  • Colliers L&A
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • DaVita Dialysis Centers
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Sheraton
  • Acts
  • Jones Lang Lasalle
  • Loews Hotel
  • Rittenhouse Savoy
  • Allentown Surgical Center
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Albert Einstein Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • St. Basil Academy
  • 555 Building – Charter School
  • La Salle College High School
  • Independence Mission Schools
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of the Arts
  • Goldey- Beacon College
  • Art Institute and Culinary School
  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

BANKING

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

  • PNC Bank
  • Police and Fire National Credit Union
  • Santander Banks
  • Polonia Bancorp
  • SEPTA
  • City of Philadelphia
  • PGW
  • Philadelphia Water Department
  • South Jersey Gas

| Our Customers

FOOD SERVICES

• Acme Markets
• Trader Joe’s
• Whole Food Markets
• Wawa
• Arammark Corporation

• Kraft Foods
• Pepsi Bottling Group
• Dependable Distribution
• Land-O-Lakes
• A&P Supermarkets

SPORTS / ENTERTAINMENT VENUES

• The Disney/ABC Television Group
• Philadelphia Park Race Track
• Parx Casino
• Sugar House Casino
• Valley Forge Convention Center

• NBC-Universal
• Philadelphia Phillies-Citizen’s Bank Park
• Philadelphia Eagles-Lincoln Financial Field
• Wells Fargo Center
• QVC Studio Park

OFFICE / MEDICAL / HOSPITALITY

• Colliers L&A
• CB Richard Ellis
• Marriott Hotels
• Loews Hotel

• Rittenhouse Savoy
• Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
• Albert Einstein Hospital
• Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

RELIGIOUS / EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

• Archdiocese of Philadelphia 
• St. Basil Academy
• La Salle College High School
• University of Pennsylvania

• University of the Arts
• Goldey- Beacon College
• Art Institute and Culinary School
• Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

• PGW
• Philadelphia Water Department
• South Jersey Gas

• SEPTA
• City of Philadelphia

“When we incorporated our business in 1980, I chose the name Santapaul for the corporation in honor of my two grand mothers, Santa and Pauline. They were both an inspiration to me when I was growing up. They were two of the hardest working, honest and devoted women I have ever known and I wanted to honor both of them. They taught me the value of a good day’s work, to treat people with honesty, and to always give your best. To this day we at LIMA Company strive to live by those values and always give our best to our employees and to our clients.”

– Bob Lima | Founder & President, Lima Company

“When we incorporated our business in 1980, I chose the name Santapaul for the corporation in honor of my two grand mothers, Santa and Pauline. They were both an inspiration to me when I was growing up. They were two of the hardest working, honest and devoted women I have ever known and I wanted to honor both of them. They taught me the value of a good day’s work, to treat people with honesty, and to always give your best. To this day we at LIMA Company strive to live by those values and always give our best to our employees and to our clients.”

– Bob Lima | Founder & President, Lima Company

| LIMA Cares Foundation

The Lima Cares Foundation was built on the premise of supporting our surrounding communities in which we work. We are always ready to partner with causes that better our community and the lives of those living in it. The Lima Cares Foundation prides itself on serving those who serve others.

Since our humble beginnings in 1976, Lima has partnered with a breadth of organizations in support of the arts, education for our youth, advancements in medical research, providing for the less fortunate, and supporting our honorary veterans. Lima Company is proud to support the following organizations listed below.

  • Little Sisters of the Poor
  • The Veteran’s Group
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Franklin Towne Charter School
  • Disabled Veterans of the Delaware Valley
  • Saint Basil Academy
  • Independence Mission Schools
  • Alleghany Valley School
  • Drexel University ASE Program
  • The ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • University of the Arts

| LIMA Cares Foundation

The Lima Cares Foundation was built on the premise of supporting our surrounding communities in which we work. We are always ready to partner with causes that better our community and the lives of those living in it. The Lima Cares Foundation prides itself on serving those who serve others.

Since our humble beginnings in 1976, Lima has partnered with a breadth of organizations in support of the arts, education for our youth, advancements in medical research, providing for the less fortunate, and supporting our honorary veterans. Lima Company is proud to support the following organizations listed below.

  • Little Sisters of the Poor
  • The Veteran’s Group
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Franklin Towne Charter School
  • Disabled Veterans of the Delaware Valley
  • Saint Basil Academy
  • Independence Mission Schools
  • Alleghany Valley School
  • Drexel University ASE Program
  • The ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • University of the Arts