90 years of experience backing our approach to business

EMR is a leading provider of service, repair, installation and sales to the commercial kitchen and industrial services sectors. Founded in 1927 in Baltimore, MD, we are a 3rd-generation, family-owned and operated business with six service locations across the mid-Atlantic region. Our highly trained technical staff stays on the forefront of evolving technologies to efficiently and effectively service equipment from over 250 manufacturers.

LEADERSHIP

EMR creates a safe, stable and supportive work environment for our employees and their families, while providing the highest level of service to our customers. Our goal is for everyone to feel valued, safe and fulfilled, while enjoying coming to work.  This is the EMR way.

Roger Kauffman

Meet Roger Kauffman

Immediate Past President, Chairman of the Board
From repairing household electronics on the service bench in 1964, to taking over as president in 1985, and celebrating his place as the longest-tenured EMR employee in 2014, Roger Kauffman's breadth and years of experience are unmatched.
Caroline Kauffman

Meet Caroline Kauffman-Kirschnick

President
Her passion for employee engagement & culture-driven management style, coupled with her knowledge of all aspects of the industry have positioned Caroline for success as the head of the mid-Atlantic’s leading commercial kitchen and industrial services agency.
Doug Corbin

Meet Doug Corbin

Chief Financial Officer
Doug is responsible for EMR's financial and administrative management operations, bringing a wealth of experience to the position since 2007.
Jaime Adams

Meet Jaime Adams

HR Director
Jaime speaks the payroll and benefits language of EMR, while adding invaluable input on the employee retention and talent recruitment front. Since 2007, her HR expertise has been vital to EMR's operations.
Michael George

Meet Michael George

IT Director
An expert in hardware, software, networking and security, Michael was appointed to his executive position at EMR in 2010 at the age of 25.
Greg Smith

Meet Greg Smith

Training & Safety Manager
One of EMR's longest tenured team members, Greg leads the EMR team in training and commitment to safety.
Joey Byrne

Meet Joey Byrne

Operations Manager, Baltimore Branch
Leading our largest team, Joey joined EMR in 2017 to manage daily service needs out of Baltimore, as well as support larger strategic growth goals.
Seth Rochette

Meet Seth Rochette

Operations Manager, Lorton, VA & Beltsville, MD Branches
With promotion to managing two service centers simultaneously in a short time at EMR, Seth is a loyal and determined leader with a keen sense for identifying opportunities for growth and success.
Ronnie Williams

Meet Ronnie Williams

Operations Manager, Industrial Services
One of EMR's longest-tenured employees, Ronnie runs the industrial services branch out of Baltimore City, a niche service arm of EMR focusing on service and sales of electric motors, pumps, and drives.
Bill Boling

Meet Bill Boling

Parts & Distribution Manager
Managing $3 million in parts at any given time and overseeing 14 EMR staff members across two departments, Bill's expertise lies in warehousing, inventory and management.
Dennis Bartkowiak

Meet Dennis Bartkowiak

Operations Manager, Commercial Kitchen Installation
Overseeing EMR's expanding installation department, Dennis and his team service customers across the entire mid-Atlantic service territory.
Leadership - Jonathan Self

Meet Jonathan Self

Operations Manager, Delaware Valley Branch
After a promotion from the Salisbury sales team and relocating his family to Delaware, Jonathan capitalized on the opportunity to oversee EMR's second largest Commercial Kitchen Service branch.
Marc Harrington

Meet Marc Harrington

Operations Manager, Salisbury Branch
Leading our eastern shore of both MD and VA efforts, Marc has been with EMR since 2004, recently promoted to his current position in 2018.

CAREERS AT EMR

At EMR we are committed to the professional and personal wellbeing of our staff. We truly see each team member as an extension of our family. With employment tenures of 10-15 years on average, and many retirement celebrations of 25, 30, 35 years, our efforts to retain the industry’s best and brightest are unwavering. We search for the right people – it’s the key to our legacy of success. EMR was founded on core values around customer service, quality, honesty, team work, and workplace safety. An investment is made in each individual on a daily basis to ensure they are thriving and functioning as the best version of themselves – at work and at home. Through employee engagement initiatives, wellness programs, continued education support, and an open-door policy, EMR places the team as a top priority – it’s the EMR way.


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HISTORY

EMR History

With 90 years under our belt, EMR’s rich history and success in the marketplace is due to strong leadership values, capacity to embrace change, and ability to recruit and retain the industry’s best technical and support staff. Since 1927, we have demonstrated what a quality driven service company means. That’s how EMR has grown to become the dominant commercial kitchen equipment service agency in the Mid-Atlantic region. Over the years, EMR has expanded our service footprint and opened brick and mortar branches in key areas. In 1967, we moved to 25th street in Baltimore City, where we called the 22,000-square-foot building home to all operations for over 30 years.

 

With our roots deeply grounded as a motor repair shop, we expanded offerings into commercial and industrial wiring. In 1945, the portable household appliance department opened. Blenders, mixers, toasters, and irons, along with radios, televisions and clocks were repaired in this division. The household appliance department grew and became dominant in the Baltimore area. At one point, it was the backbone of the business, taking in 100 to 150 appliances daily for repairs; 550 to 825 a week. Radio and television service ended in 1966, and in 1988 the household appliance operation in it’s entirety was closed; a result of a lower cost to buy versus repair.

 

To remain essential in the marketplace, EMR continued to evolve with the times. In 1957, we began exploring the commercial cooking equipment service industry, which today drives the bulk of EMR’s service offerings and revenue from headquarters in Baltimore County. As EMR’s largest branch, we operate out of a 42,000-square-foot building, accommodating the corporate offices, the installation department, a warehouse housing some $3 million dollars in parts, and is home to our largest group of technicians and support staff. The motor shop, a niche but vital offering of EMR’s, is referred to today as the Industrial Division and remains at the 25th Street branch in Baltimore City. It’s renaming represents the diversity of the division, as we now repair motors, provide machine shop services, and troubleshoot electronics and system problems onsite within customers’ facilities.

 

Presently, EMR, a 3rd generation family owned business, staffs 200 team members and operates six total branches servicing Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, D.C., Delaware and Pennsylvania.