JM Lapp was founded in 2006 and has deep roots in hard work, expertise, and service, all of which began with Matt Lapp, owner and founder of the company. Matt grew up Amish and attended school through the 8th grade. When he finished school, he spent one day a week as a plumber’s helper – where he got hands-on training, traveling with a different plumber every day.
In 2007, Matt hired his first employee, Reuben. It was also during those early days that he read a book called Compound Effect by Darren Hardy, all about doing the small details right in order to get big results. This would become the foundation of JM Lapp – a dedication to consistently performing well in even the smallest tasks. He hired three more employees in 2010, and by 2011 JM Lapp had grown five-fold since then, a testament to their foundation of hard work, consistency, and dedication.
Matt is married with five children, and JM Lapp recently purchased a new building that is being renovated, reconfigured, and restored. Once an eyesore in the neighborhood, this building will serve as their new headquarters in Lancaster County. This is the perfect metaphor for JM Lapp’s goals as an organization: work hard and operate the business in a way that brings holistic improvement to the entire community.