In 1948, Elden Paape opened a small repair and service company to fix and maintain boiler systems. His company of one quickly grew into a full staff of professionals including: certified pipe fitters and welders, trained installation and service technicians, and knowledgeable sales representatives. The Paape Company, well-known for its expertise with boilers and other pressure vessels, became the authoritative local source for new innovations and equipment. To better meet the needs of customers in its expanding service area, two branch offices were added to the original Mankato location, one in Rochester, MN and the other in Sioux Falls, SD.
The Paape Energy Services division was formed in response to the integration of mechanical systems and increasingly sophisticated electrical and electronic controls. This division specializes in facility automation and efficient energy use. Our staff of engineering and electronic technicians, electricians, computer programmer and project managers offer the diverse skills needed to manage a buildings as a single system.
Paape Security Services is also a product of new technology and changing needs. Today companies of every size are concerned about physical security. The intelligent, scalable systems we design and install provide business owners with effective, economical ways to safeguard their investments.
From one man to a workforce of 50, we have experienced strong, continuous growth-a testament, we believe, to our strong work ethic and product expertise. For customers in southern Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota, we have, and always will, provide the finest technicians, equipment and materials to ensure safe, modern and efficient systems.
Thank you for considering Paape Companies for your next project. We look forward to serving your immediate and future needs.
Douglas Paape, President
Paape Companies, Inc.