Specialty Fitters Inc.

Specialty Fitters Inc. (SFI) is a specialized mechanical piping contractor that works directly with customers to develop innovative, customized piping solutions that enable industrial gas systems to operate with optimal efficiency and productivity.  As a service oriented company we engineer, build, and install customized piping for systems that require liquid, gas, and high-pressure gasses.  Established in 1996 in Elyria, Ohio, we have a successful project and customer history and we serve as a preferred piping contractor for many of the leading bulk gas suppliers.

Mission Statement

To provide our customers with high-quality service and expertise that focuses on creating valuable piping solutions to improve the production, efficiency and productivity of their systems.  Our honest, hardworking, and dedicated staff is committed to meeting the needs of our customers and helping Specialty Fitters become a recognized leader in the industrial gas industry.

- Cornel Mentler,  President and Founder 


Our work philosophy is simple; to continue improving upon the outstanding services we offer, and to remain dedicated to learning about the ever changing industry and technology advances of the bulk gas industry.

Company History

1996 - SFI is Established

1997 - APCI Contract Landed NE US Region

1999 - $1.5 Million Project Rewarded

2001 - Midwest Coverage Established

2004 - SFI Becomes an International Company

2005 - New HQ, Purchase of Building and Property in Elyria, Ohio

2008 - $1.5 Million Project Awarded Houston

2010 - APCI Large Plant Installations Nationwide

2013 - Florida Hub Established  

SFI Becomes a Tier 1 Contractor for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

2014 - Parts & Equipment Division Established

SFI Becomes a Tier 2 Contractor for Airgas, Inc. 

Our Team

CORNEL MENTLER - President and Founder

Specialty Fitters Inc. (SFI) was developed in 1996 and began business in January, 1997.  I had a vision of creating a specialized piping company to service the industrial gas industry and its customers, and I was intent to become a leading service provider.

I have grown the company to its current state by always providing the best manpower, equipment and materials in order to execute a project in the most efficient and professional way.  Our specialty is on-site installation work, ranging from a small, one-day service call to a $2 million dollar, one-year contract for a “turn-key” plant installation.

I value my clients and customer relationships.  I work hard at developing new opportunities while maintaining strong existing customer relationships.  These relationships are important to me and I stay focused on loyal customers while in the pursuit of company growth.  I am proud to say that I have maintained strong business relationships with many customers that I have had since we began nearly 20 years ago, and I am grateful for their continued trust in SFI.



SFI  - On-sight in Minnesota 2013

SFI  - On-sight in Minnesota 2013


  • Highly trained and certified installation crews per industry standards
  • Project managers with 15+ years of industry expertise
  • State-of the-art installation & fabrication equipment
  • Solutions engineers with extensive experience in gas applications and installations
  • Full OSHA compliance
  • Impeccable safety record