Lima Company, the right choice. The right people, the right approach, the right results.

LIMA Company  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 doing condo conversions in Philadelphia. A recommendation from a residential customer 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 and mechanical contractors in the Delaware Valley with a long list of blue chip customers. LIMA Company's commitment to providing quality work for a fair price continues today. That's why LIMA Company is the Right Choice.



Lima Company Timeline

1976 Robert Lima Plumbing and Heating established
1978 Bob Powers joins Lima Company
1980 Incorporated as Santapaul Corporation t/a Lima Company. 
1981 First shop established at 8030 Frankford Avenue behind two retail stores
1985 Moved into a two story office building attached to shop
1991 Out grew space and moved to 7350 State Road
1992 Bob Powers becomes Vice President Plumbing Services
1998 Once again out grew our space and moved to a 37,000 s/f building at 9050 State Road
2010 Installed 18,000s/f solar electric panel system that provides 95% of our electric needs and reduces our carbon foot print by 150,000 lbs per year
2011 Bob Powers promoted to Vice President of Operations
2011 LIMA Company establishes sales department and launches a website and marketing initiative to pursue new customers and better serve existing customers



"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 customers."

Bob Lima
Founder/President