Who We Are
As a family-owned and faith-based company, BAPS’ mission is to provide customer service to the coatings industry through integrity, knowledge, and quality of products, while supporting the community and developing its employees to their greatest potential.
BAPS is a trusted source for the auto body repair industry that offers superior service and quality products. We partner with numerous equipment and supply manufacturers to ensure that we can provide high performance products and services needs to guarantee customer satisfaction.
BAPS has a highly trained sales force that provides ongoing support for our customers. They are knowledgeable in innovative techniques and services and can provide specialty products to meet the growing needs of the refinishing industry.
BAPS operates with five core values that are essential to everything we do. These core values permeate every part of who we are, and it is our goal to exhibit them every day at all levels.
In the dictionary, the word integrity means treating people fairly and honestly, giving your word and keeping it, a firm obedience to a code of moral values, and incorruptible honor. The biblical virtue points to a consistency between what is inside and what is outside, between belief and behavior, our words and our ways, our attitudes and our actions, our values and our practice. Quote: “It is not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.”
Service to Others
We believe service is not something we do, but it is part of who we are. Service to our customers, employees and the community are all equally important. Our service has a value greater than just dollars but is measured in the satisfaction of those served and the humility of those serving.
We are a group of individuals working toward a common goal and vision. We will achieve our goals and vision as a result of the combined effort of each individual.
BAPS will use innovation through products, technology and process to enhance the experience of our employees, customers, vendors, families and community. BAPS will be the Innovation Leader!
A valuable return on our investment. To set a goal on how much money to make and reach it no matter how much or how small it is.
R.F. Berkheimer & Sons began in 1961 as a painting contractor. In 1979, the business switched from a residential painting business to an automotive paint and supplies distributor. In partnership with PPG, BAPS became a single line distributor of PPG products and soon earned Platinum Distributor status.
BAPS is now a third generation, family-owned company with over 50 years of serving the community. With the fourth generation actively being developed as the future leadership and with strategic plans to continuously expand locations, products, and services, BAPS is sure to be here to service you for many years to come.
BAPS now operates eight stores in the mid-Atlantic region from Massachusetts to Virginia. We strive to bring the BAPS philosophy of service to every new location and look forward to providing you with the best in the industry.