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Our History

The Bath Barn is the retail showroom for Mervin Zimmerman Inc. and was named with the company’s roots in mind. Mervin Zimmerman Inc. was established in 1968 in a barn in Lititz, PA and has been family owned and operated ever since.

The Bath Barn offers the latest designs and technology and features a variety of working bathroom displays, along with hundred of quality fixtures, parts and accessories. We think you’ll love our selection and appreciate the personal service you just won’t find at the ‘big box’ stores.

Our design consultants are always on hand to help you make your selections and answer any of your questions. Contact us today or stop by to get started on your next bathroom remodeling project!

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1968

Property is purchased by Mervin & Martha Zimmerman with the intent to establish a business. Mervin & Martha move in to a house on the property with their 4 children.

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September 1968

Mervin opens his plumbing & HVAC business

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1969

The business has grown and Mervin hires his brother Lester as his first employee.

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1976

Mervin’s dream of having a plumbing store & showroom is beginning and part of the barn is remodeled into a storefront selling parts and fixtures.

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1978

Mervin’s business continues to grow and is incorporated, becoming Mervin Zimmerman Inc.

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1984

Mervin’s youngest son Merle joins Bonnie and his 2 older brothers working for the family business.

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1985

Addition to the Store & Showroom is built with a Grand Opening in September of 1985.

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1988

A Warehouse is built and additional offices are created as the business continues to grow and flourish.

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1997

Mervin’s son Merle becomes president and part owner of Mervin Zimmerman Inc & Mervin begins to reduce his official duties.

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2005 - 2006

Planning, Construction & Opening of a new and expanded showroom.

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2007

Grand Opening for the new showroom giving enlarged space a new name – The Bath Barn.

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2016

Mervin passes away and gifts his shares of the business to his daughter Bonnie & grandchildren Cody & Linsey forming a partnership with Merle to run the business.

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2020

An updated logo and rebranding is given to Bath Barn and Mervin Zimmerman Inc.

Service Trucks Throughout The Years