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Success Will Come and Go, But Integrity is Forever

If I could teach only one value to live by, it would be this: Success will come and go, but integrity is forever. Integrity means doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. It takes having the courage to do the right thing, no matter what the consequences will be. Building a reputation of integrity takes years, but it takes only a second to lose, so never allow yourself to ever do anything that would damage your integrity.

We live in a world where integrity isn’t talked about nearly enough. We live in a world where "the end justifies the means" has become an acceptable school of thought for far too many. Sales people overpromise and under deliver, all in the name of making their quota for the month. Applicants exaggerate in job interviews because they desperately need a job. CEOs overstate their projected earnings because they don’t want the board of directors to replace them. Entrepreneurs overstate their pro-formas because they want the highest valuation possible from an investor.

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Lima Company Launches Expanded Climate Control/Refrigeration Division

Lima Company is proud to announce the launch of our new Climate Control/ Refrigeration Division. Lima Company has hired a team of ten refrigeration technicians who have been together for many years, brought on additional experienced management and invested in new trucks, equipment and technology to better serve our current clients and open doors to new clients. Refrigeration services are a natural extension of Lima Company's highly respected plumbing, HVAC and mechanical contracting business. "We do extensive work in the grocery and food service sectors", said Bob Adams, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "It makes good business sense to expand our offerings into climate control and refrigeration.

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Project Spotlight: The First Baptist Church of Paschell

Lima Company recently completed the design and replacement of the HVAC unit for FIRST BAPTST CHURCH OF PASCHELL, where Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr. is currently minister of administration. The first image you may conjure up when you first hear the name Wilson Goode, is his reign as Philadelphia's first African American Mayor, a position he served for two terms, from 1984 to 1992. Now, people know him for his contributions to the community. Dr. Goode is the founder of Amachi group (, which helps children of incarcerated parents. Rev. Dr. Goode is an ordained Baptist Minister with 57 years of service at the First Baptist Church of Paschall, located in southwest Philadelphia.

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Lima Company has joined ASHA

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) is the largest association devoted to optimizing the health care physical environment. ASHE is a personal membership organization of the American Hospital Association and has more than 11,000 members. ASHE members design, build, and operate hospitals, and are involved in improving the health care physical environment from the time hospital blueprints are drawn throughout the lifespan of a hos-pital. Members rely on ASHE for continuing education, professional information, and advocacy efforts focused on pushing for science-based codes and standards that keep patients and staff safe.

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Does Your Commercial Water Heater Have An
Expansion Tank And A Properly Working T & P Valve?

Expansion Tanks
An expansion tank or expansion vessel is a small tank used to protect closed water heating systems and domestic hot water systems from excessive pressure. The tank is partially filled with air, whose compressibility cushions shock caused by water hammer and absorbs excess water pressure caused by thermal expansion.

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Lima Company Announces Launch of New Website

Lima Company announced today that they are launching a new website as part of a major integrated marketing and sales initiative. The new website, is Lima Company's first step into the world of digital marketing. "We built a very successful business on word of mouth recommendations", said Bob Lima, Lima Company President, "but I realized with today's economy that would not be enough to keep us growing. We are proud of our reputation for doing quality work at a fair price. We provide a high level of dependable service and have great relationships with our existing customers. I decided that it was time to let the world know about the Lima Company difference."

Lima Company also announces the creation of a new Sales and Marketing Department. "Our intent is to continue to develop our connections with our existing customers and to build new relationships with future customers", said Lima. The department will be headed by Bob Adams who will serve as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "I'm excited about this new challenge and the opportunity to take Lima Company in a new direction", said Adams. "I've known Bob Lima for many years and have always admired his approach to the business. He treats his customer's projects as if they were his own. He hires the right people and treats them well. It is a formula for success and I am glad to be part of it."

As part of the marketing program they have created the Lima Company brand: Lima Company, the right choice. "We chose this tag line because it describes who we are" commented Lima. "We have the right people, we have the right approach to our work and we get the right results for our customer."

In anticipation of future growth, Lima Company also announced the promotion of Bob Powers to Vice President of Operations. "Bob Powers was the first person that I hired and he has been with us for 33 years" said Bob Lima. "His contributions to our success are significant and I know he will continue to provide the leadership, enthusiasm and innovation required as we move forward" added Lima. "We have a great team and are poised to do great things with all of our customers"

Meet Bob Adams
As a junior at Widener University, Bob Adams secured a position working in the Insurance profession, while he finished his degree in Business and Finance. He specialized in Property and Casualty coverage for the plumbing industry. This is where he first met Bob Lima, as Lima Company was a client of the firm Bob had joined. Through that business relationship they developed a bond that would last for more than twenty years.

After 7 years in the insurance profession, Bob had an opportunity to join one of the premier plumbing manufacturer representative firms in the country, Rich Tomkins Company. He spent the next 14 years building sales, relationships and developing markets for Bradford-White, Delta Faucet, Whirlpool and Jacuzzi, to name a few of the major brands he represented.
In early 2008, another challenge/opportunity presented itself. The opportunity was to start and grow a plumbing contracting business. Despite his substantial success at Rich Tompkins Bob decided to take the risk. Within 2 ½ years, the team that he assembled, built a $1.9 Million plumbing company that is still in operation today.

In September 2011, two decades from when their business relationship began, Bob Adams was invited to join the Lima Company team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "After an extensive search and dozens of interviews, I realized that the right person was standing right in front of me", said Lima Company President, Bob Lima. "Bob is a great fit for our company and I am confident that his leadership and energy will drive our future growth", added Lima.

Bob brings over 23 years of entrepreneurial spirit, relationship building ability and sales/marketing expertise to Lima Company. The task at hand is to double the amount of clients we touch and serve, over the next 5 years, while continuing to enhance our existing clients’ experience with our company.

Meet Bob Powers
Bob Powers joined Lima Company in 1978 at the age of 18, working part time as a plumber's helper. Upon graduation from high school he entered the union apprentice program and quickly moved through the ranks to become a master plumber. Bob spent the next 15 years in the field working with all of Lima Company's major customers on both the service and contract sides of the business. Bob moved into operations and worked in estimating, project management and customer service, eventually becoming manager of the Plumbing Service Department. In 1994 Bob was named Vice President of Plumbing Services and became a part of the senior management team.

In 2011 he was again promoted to the newly created position of Vice President of Operations. "Bob was the first person hired after I started the business" said Bob Lima, Lima Company President. "His hard work, enthusiasm and a willingness to grow and learn has helped make Lima Company what it is today", added Lima. "As we move into a new growth phase for our business, Bob Powers will be a key factor in managing that growth. He knows the business from the ground up and will insure that we continue to provide the highest levels of service and quality to our new and existing customers", continued Lima. "Bob has been an important part of our history and will be an even bigger part of our future."


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"We have used Lima Company plumbing and HVAC services at our 52,000 Square foot church campus located in Huntingdon Valley, Pa for the past 10 years. Since becoming involved in the property team at Gloria Dei, I have personally worked with the staff at Lima Company to upgrade and maintain our mechanical systems. Over a five year period Lima Company has designed, installed and serviced new equipment that has reduced our energy consumption by about 35%. Their response to our needs on a routine and on an emergency basis is first rate and provides our staff with a peace of mind that money cannot buy.

No matter what the mechanical problem Lima Company will resolve it to your satisfaction. They stand by and are proud of the work that they do. They make my life, as far as mechanical systems, easy. People make the company and Lima has one great group of them."

Jack L. Eppert
Property team leader
Gloria Dei Church
Huntingdon Valley, Pa.