About R. L. Deppmann

Can a representative make a difference?

R. L. Deppmann is a stocking manufacturer representative. We sell Boilers, Water Heaters, Heat Exchangers, Pumps, Steam Products, Valves, and specialties for HVAC & Plumbing systems in buildings as well as many industrial processes. We have warehouse facilities near Cleveland, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw. Our facilities have a combined total of 32,000+ square feet of warehouse space to serve customers and as backup inventory for our stocking wholesalers.

We limit our services to customers in Michigan and Northern Ohio. Beyond offering products for sale, our capabilities include engineers on staff, design assistance, system expertise, troubleshooting, service and repair. Our system knowledge coupled with product application knowledge makes what we call the Deppmann Difference.

Deppmann – A Rich History

Deppmann was started in Detroit, Michigan in 1927 by Raymond L. Deppmann. In 1929, RLD became one of the very first Bell and Gossett representatives.

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Note: Bell and Gossett celebrates it’s 100th year in 2016 and Deppmann has been a trusted partner for most of that time.

Ray Deppmann and his team believed the company could be more than just another supplier. He believed the company could help his customers make better decisions in the fledgling hydronic heating industry. Ray hired registered engineers, contractors, and wholesaler leaders to build a team of experts that no other supplier had.

Today, Deppmann continues the tradition started by Ray Deppmann. Many of our sales reps are graduate engineers and all of our sales staff graduate from rigorous factory training programs.

Our Employees – Pride in Ownership

R. L. Deppmann is 100% owned by the employees who broadly demonstrate our core values which are:

  • To Teach
  • Go Beyond Requirements
  • Integrity: Do The Right Thing

We exist to help people make better decisions and our customers experience that every day through interactions with our customer service and inside sales teams as well as our outside staff.

Our current leadership team includes:

Norman Hall, President
Robert Van Goor, VP Sales
Joseph Smolinski, VP Corporate & Treasurer
Christopher Lieder, Secretary & Sales Mentor
Robert Schmitt, Corporate Operations & Finance
Josh Looper, Sales Segment Leader