Frank Limbach, a talented metal craftsman, creates a one-person sheet metal roofing company in Pittsburgh, PA, with little but his own integrity and skill. The fledgling Frank Limbach Company manages to survive and grow by performing architectural, roofing, and ventilation sheet metal work for residential, industrial, and institutional customers.
The Frank Limbach Company is one of only a handful of entrepreneurial companies to weather the Great Depression.
Walter, Emil Limbach’s second son, joins The Frank Limbach Company. His initial responsibilities include plant management, personnel, and labor relations. Later that year, the business was reorganized into a partnership to be known as Limbach Company. Scott and Walter Limbach become partners.
Walter Limbach leads the development of the first branch outside Pittsburgh with the acquisition of Sauer Incorporated, the largest mechanical contractor in Columbus, OH. In the succeeding 47 years, the branch will handle major projects such as the Wright-Patterson Airforce Base in Ohio and the automotive assembly plant for Honda Motors in Marysville, OH.
Limbach is recognized as one of the top ten mechanical contracting companies in the nation. It is a ranking which the company never would relinquish.
Limbach Company continues its aggressive growth strategy by acquiring Harper Mechanical in Orlando, FL.
Limbach Company is purchased by Vivendi, a French concern. As a result, the longtime family-owned business is now able to capitalize on the resources provided by this multi-billion dollar global corporation. At the same time, Willard and Limbach merge into one entity, LCI. Williard is one of the largest mechanical and electrical contractors in Philadelphia, PA.
Limbach Company continued its growth by acquiring Performance Mechanical Contractor, in Atlanta, GA. PMC was a leading mechanical contractor in the Atlanta area and Limbach thought the growth in this market would bean asset to the Limbach Group.
Enron Corp. acquires Limbach Company and Williard and creates Enron Facility Services as their parent company.
Limbach Company, in spite of its parent company’s bankruptcy, continues to provide uninterrupted services to its customers throughout the year. In December, company management acquired the business and assets of Limbach Company along withFdG Associates, a middle-market private equity firm. The new company, which was named Limbach Facility Services LLC, will carry the company into its second hundred years of history and will be co-ownedby FdG Associates and members ofLimbach management.
In April, Limbach started a new chapter in the business with the addition of the President/CEO, Charlie Bacon. In addition, the Incident & Injury Free (IIF) Program is started company-wide.
Limbach continues to grow and expand its business with the addition of service divisions at some of its locations with further expansion to all locations in 2007.
Williard Limbach, in Philadelphia, PA, transitions into the standard brand of Limbach Facility Services.
To increase efficiency and reduce any unnecessary safety risks in the field, Limbach launched “Limbach Offsite”. Our project teams nationwide began fabricating distribution racks, modular plants, equipment assemblies, duct racks, etc. in our controlled, shop environments.
Limbach launches its in-house estimating platform, Limbach Modeling and Production System (LMPS). This new technology provides real-time cost impact to design changes as well as labor-management feedback throughout the design, construction, and facility management.
Limbach Facility Services LLC and its wholly- owned subsidiaries, Limbach Company LLC, Limbach Company LP, and Harper Limbach LLC went public in July of 2016 with a complete rebrand of the company.
The Little Caesars Arena project was completed successfully in Detroit, Michigan. This was the largest project in Limbach’s history.
Celebrating our 120th anniversary, to continue to evolve as a company, Limbach moves forward with an Owner Direct Business Model to expand our breadth and depth of offerings to our building owner customer base.