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Edwin Stipe, Inc.: Over a Century of Unwavering Commitment and Excellence

The story of Edwin Stipe, Inc. is one of enduring commitment, excellence, and a deep-rooted connection to the Easton community. Founded in 1894 by Edwin Stipe, a visionary entrepreneur from Bucks County, our company has been a cornerstone of the plumbing business in Easton for over a century. Born on January 14, 1872, Edwin Stipe moved to Easton in the early 1890s and established a legacy that would profoundly impact the area’s infrastructure.

A Legacy Built on Quality and Integrity

From its early days, Edwin Stipe, Inc. has been synonymous with quality and integrity. Edwin Stipe’s initial shops, notably at 67 Center Square and 26 North Fourth Street, became landmarks in their own right. His dedication over 44 years led to significant contributions to many principal buildings, residences, schools, and churches in Easton

Generations of Stewardship

Following Edwin Stipe’s passing in 1938, the business saw a seamless transition to his son, Edwin Stipe, Jr., who upheld his father’s values until his retirement in 1973. The legacy was then passed to Edwin Stipe III, who, along with his partner Henry Scherer, incorporated the business in December 1973 as Edwin Stipe, Inc. Their joint leadership until Edwin Stipe III’s retirement in 2003 marked a period of growth and continued excellence.

A Reputation for Excellence and Customer Satisfaction

Throughout our history, Edwin Stipe, Inc. has been recognized for its high standards of integrity and quality service. Our mission has always been to employ the best people and provide cost-effective services and equipment, coupled with the best warranties in the industry. This commitment has earned us national recognition for exceptional customer satisfaction.

Commitment Beyond the Sale

At Edwin Stipe, Inc., we understand that investing in plumbing, heating, or air conditioning is a significant decision, whether for your home or business. We ensure that our clients have access to a broad choice of quality equipment and receive support well beyond the initial sale. Our dedication to ensuring maximum return on investment for our clients is unwavering.

Service Excellence in the Lehigh Valley and Western New Jersey

Our service organization stands as one of the oldest, recognized, and most reputable in the Lehigh Valley and western New Jersey. With our trucks on call and available for emergencies, we guarantee availability when our clients need us the most. This reliability and commitment to service are why customers have trusted us for over a century, returning year after year, decade after decade.

At Edwin Stipe, Inc., we don’t just conduct business; we build lasting relationships based on trust, quality, and an unwavering commitment to our community. This is the legacy of Edwin Stipe, Inc. – a legacy that continues to thrive and evolve, always staying true to our roots of integrity, quality, and customer satisfaction.

Stewardship of Henry Louis Scherer: A Legacy of Excellence and Dedication

At Edwin Stipe, Inc., our rich history, spanning several decades, is a testament to exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to service excellence. A pivotal chapter in our journey is marked by the stewardship of Henry Louis Scherer, who led the company from 1974 to 2019 with visionary zeal.

Henry Louis Scherer: A Leader with a Heart for Communit

Born on March 23, 1942, in Paterson, NJ, Henry Scherer was a man of profound integrity and leadership. His early life, shaped by a strong sense of duty, led him to serve honorably in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Tulare. His time in the Navy, particularly during the pre-Vietnam era, was instrumental in developing his skills and character.

After his naval service, Henry pursued higher education, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 1978. This academic achievement paved the way for his entry into the mechanical contracting field, eventually leading him to the doors of Edwin Stipe, Inc. As president and owner, Henry transformed the company into a beacon of success and respect in the Easton, PA area. His focus on customer service excellence became the cornerstone of our reputation as a trusted community partner.

Deeply Rooted in Community Service

Henry’s commitment extended beyond the realms of business. He was a dedicated volunteer firefighter in Bloomingdale, NJ, and Forks, PA, reflecting his deep commitment to public safety and community welfare. His involvement with the American Legion and the NJ Master Plumbers underscored his dedication to his trade and to those who served alongside him.

A Life Rich in Experiences and Generosity

Henry’s personal life was as vibrant and fulfilling as his professional endeavors. An enthusiast of the seas, he was an avid boater, and his travels, especially to his beloved Bermuda, were filled with joyous family memories. Known for his generosity and fun-loving spirit, Henry was not just a successful businessman but a cherished grandfather, always ready to share a life lesson or enjoy a hearty meal with his loved ones.

Upholding a Lasting Legacy

Henry faced life’s challenges with remarkable resilience and strength, always placing his family and loved ones at the forefront. His legacy at Edwin Stipe, Inc. is not merely one of business acumen but is deeply rooted in personal integrity, community engagement, and a profound commitment to family values.

As Edwin Stipe, Inc. continues to evolve and serve the Easton community, we do so with immense respect for the foundations laid by Henry Scherer. His enduring impact on our company and the community is a guiding light, inspiring us to maintain the high standards he set in every facet of our operations.

Bob Stawasz's Journey to Revitalize and Innovate

In 2019, Edwin Stipe HVAC & Plumbing embarked on a transformative journey under the leadership of Bob Stawasz. With a rich history in sales management and business development, Bob brought a fresh perspective to the company, renowned for its commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. His extensive experience, including impactful tenures at Whirlpool and Amana, equipped him with the unique skills necessary to propel Edwin Stipe into a new era of success.

Cultivating a Culture of Excellence and Innovation

Bob’s approach to leadership at Edwin Stipe has been holistic, focusing on nurturing a culture that values both tradition and innovation. He has been instrumental in refining company processes, enhancing efficiency, and fostering a work environment that encourages growth and learning. Recognizing that the strength of a company lies in its people, Bob has invested in the professional development of the team, ensuring that each member shares in the vision of delivering unparalleled service.

Recognition and Awards: A Testament to Leadership

Bob’s impact on Edwin Stipe has not gone unnoticed. His strategic leadership has earned him and the company numerous accolades and recognition within the industry. These awards are a testament to his ability to blend effective sales strategies with a deep understanding of customer needs, setting Edwin Stipe apart in a competitive market and voted #1 in Lehigh Valley PA & NJ.

Revolutionizing Customer Service and Satisfaction

Under Bob’s guidance, the company has continued to prioritize customer satisfaction above all else. This enduring commitment is reflected in the careful selection of products, attention to service detail, and a customer-first approach. Bob’s philosophy is that exceeding customer expectations is not just a goal but the standard.

Strengthening Community Ties and Building a Future Vision

Bob’s vision for Edwin Stipe extends far beyond business metrics; it encompasses a profound connection with the Easton community and beyond. His belief in giving back is evident in the company’s active participation in local events and initiatives, reinforcing the bond between the business and the people it serves in Lehigh Valley.

Looking Ahead: A Future Focused on Progress and Reliability

As Edwin Stipe HVAC & Plumbing looks to the future, Bob Stawasz’s leadership stands as a beacon of innovation, commitment, and unwavering dedication to service excellence. His unique blend of industry expertise, focus on customer satisfaction, and community involvement ensures that Edwin Stipe will continue to be a name synonymous with trust, quality, and reliability in Easton and beyond. Under Bob’s stewardship, Edwin Stipe is not just a business; it’s a vital part of the community fabric, poised for continued growth and success.

Commitment Beyond Today

Upholding a 130-Year Legacy of Trust and Excellence in a Changing Market in Lehigh Valley PA & NJ

In an era where the HVAC and plumbing industry is increasingly dominated by consolidators and investor-owned businesses, Edwin Stipe, Inc. stands as a beacon of enduring quality and customer-centric service. For 130 years, this family-owned business has not just survived but thrived, owing to its unwavering commitment to providing experiences that resonate with trust, reliability, and excellence.

The Edwin Stipe Difference: A Legacy of Personalized Service

At Edwin Stipe, Inc., the customer experience is not just a transaction; it’s a tradition of personalized care and attention that has been passed down through generations. Unlike many consolidator or investor-owned counterparts, where customer interactions can often feel impersonal and standardized, Edwin Stipe ensures that each customer feels valued and understood. This approach has been a cornerstone of their success and longevity, setting them apart in a market that often prioritizes scale over service.

The Importance of Knowing Your Contractor

In today’s market, where businesses change hands rapidly, it’s increasingly important for customers to know who is behind the services they rely on. Edwin Stipe, Inc. encourages customers to ask questions and understand the history and values of their contractors. Knowing the owners behind the business can offer insights into the level of service and care one can expect. This transparency is a hallmark of Edwin Stipe, Inc., where the legacy of the family and their dedication to the business are clear and evident.

Why Choose a Proven Family Business

Choosing a family-owned business like Edwin Stipe, Inc. for your HVAC and plumbing needs comes with a multitude of benefits. A proven track record of 130 years is not just a number; it’s a testament to consistent quality, adaptability, and a deep understanding of customer needs. Family businesses often have a vested interest in maintaining high standards, as their personal reputation and legacy are intertwined with their professional endeavors.

A Commitment to Excellence and Community

Edwin Stipe, Inc.’s commitment goes beyond just maintaining business operations; it extends to being an integral part of the community they serve. This community involvement fosters a deeper understanding of their customers’ needs and preferences, something that large consolidators may overlook.

The Edwin Stipe Assurance

At Edwin Stipe, Inc., we pride ourselves on delivering the same exceptional experiences that have become our signature for over a century. In a world where businesses can often seem distant and impersonal, our company stands out as a beacon of trust, familiarity, and proven reliability. Our foundation is not merely in providing top-notch HVAC and plumbing services but in forging enduring relationships rooted in trust, quality, and a steadfast dedication to customer satisfaction.
From our inception in 1894 by Edwin Stipe, through the stewardship of successive generations, to the transformative leadership of Bob Stawasz since 2019, our journey has been one of continuous evolution and commitment to the community we serve. Our history is a testament to our ability to adapt and thrive, ensuring that the legacy of personal and reliable service, set by our founders, remains at the heart of everything we do.

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