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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 nine 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.

The original residential painting business circa 1960s

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.

Our humble beginnings circa 1970s

At BAPS, we strive to keep our core values at the center of every interaction:





service to others

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