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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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