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Mervin Zimmerman, Inc & The Bath Barn Celebrates 50 Years!

Written by Bonnie Hoover

Fifty years ago, my dad, Mervin Zimmerman, decided to move to Lititz to start in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning business. I was only 5 years old at the time, so this seemed like quite an adventure to move to a farm house in Lititz. A local bank helped Mervin purchase our small farm just outside Lititz with no down payment. Mervin’s background was in Heating and Air Conditioning and eventually he hired his brother, Lester Zimmerman to help with the plumbing and bath remodeling. The barn became his warehouse as he started out with a little red pickup truck. Mervin’s focus was about serving the needs of a residential customer. He enjoyed problem solving and figuring out how to repair something rather than just replace it.

From the beginning, Mervin had a vision of having a retail store and showroom where customers could come to see products, get parts and receive advice. From this vision, he opened a small Retail Store and Showroom in part of the barn. Over the years, two more expansions of the retail store and showroom were finished. Merle took over the family business and we brainstormed how to let people know about our retail store and showroom. Merle said let’s call it “The Bath Barn”.

This year marks our 50th anniversary and I can hardly believe it has been that long. I started working with my dad in the office right out of high school and I remember while he was out on calls I took care of the store and helped the customers find parts or products they needed. Back then there was only 3 different toilet flappers and two different toilet tank levers. Chrome was the main finish for faucets with polished brass or gold being a real upgrade. Looking back, fixtures were a lot less complicated. Options of products for the bathroom has grown and with it beautiful designs that make it fun for me to help clients choose fixtures.

Over the years, we have grown from Mervin’s brother doing all our bath remodels to having many bath remodeling teams. Our foundation is still the same though, we want to serve and help all those who walk in our doors!

Thanks to all our customers that have kept us going through all the years. We invite you to stop in and see the new displays and reminisce with us!

Check out our Fall Savings!

20% off all Shower Doors
18% off all Bathroom Sink Tops
15% off Water Heaters

Replacement of shower doors and bathroom sink tops are an easy way to spruce up your bathroom.

I remember growing up with a shower door that had a deep track that would get grimy with soap scum, so much so that it would make the door difficult to slide. But today shower door tracks are flat and much easier to maintain. There are even options for sliding shower doors that are frameless. Less metal and grooves means manageable cleaning. There are also a wide variety of glass and frame finish options that will give your bathroom an updated look.

Bathroom sink tops are another easy way to rejuvenate your bathroom. Bathroom sinks are used hard every day, and eventually they start to wear and lose their shine. Cultured marble tops are the least costly. However, if you wanted your sink top to last longer think about replacing your it with a Corian solid surface top or a Quartz top. Quartz looks like granite but you never have to seal it and Corian solid surface is easily maintained for many years. Corian is the same the whole way through your top so if scratches do happen they can be buffed or sanded to return it to its original luster.

Water Heaters go when you least expect it! Not a fun expense but something we can’t go without. Buy a water heater to install yourself, or have us do it for you.

We want to help you take care of your home. Call us today!

Huge Savings at the Bath Barn Bonanza Days in September!

Our 3-day sale begins on Thursday, September 14 at 8:00 AM and ends on Saturday, September 16. The fun begins with a Clearance tent of discontinued or stock items that we need to get out of inventory so they are priced VERY low. We bring out items that need cleared from our inventory and we never know exactly what we have collected over the last six months. Vanities, tops, faucets, medicine cabinets, mirrors are some of the items we will have in the tent.

In our store and showroom all items that we stock or have to order are discounted from 16% to 60%. After you decide on your purchase and the order is placed, there is a bucket of discount chips that include 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 percent discounts. Choose from the bucket and you will save! All orders must be paid in full to receive the discount.

Pre-order discounts are available too! Decide before the sale and put a 50% down payment for your order and save even more.

$10.00 OFF BBB pre-orders of $150.00 or more
$50 off BBB pre-orders of $600.00 or more
$100 off BBB pre-orders of $1500.00 or more

Pre-order discounts expire as of 5:30 pm on Wednesday, September 13.

And we have more! Even though we mostly sell bath & kitchen items we also have the following items:

  • Water Conditioners, purifiers, filters and heaters
  • Water pumps, sump pumps and parts
  • Humidifiers, Air Cleaners and furnace filters
  • Plumbing parts and fittings
  • Electrical switches and receptacles

All those are items are discounted as well. Come in and see what we offer, have a cup of coffee and a cookie. All salespersons are here to help you with questions, products or help installing.

See you soon at The Bath Barn Bonanza Sale Days on Thursday 8am to 8pm, Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 5pm, September 14-16. Don’t miss it!

Technology has reached Kitchen faucets – Touch2O® Technology Faucets by Delta


When the Touch2O® Technology by Delta came out I was really skeptical. I had just become a huge fan of the pull-out and pull-down spray kitchen faucets. In remodeling my kitchen, I pondered long over changing from the traditional faucet with a side spray to a pull-out with a hose that seemed like just another maintenance problem waiting to happen.  At the same time, I also made the leap to have a kitchen faucet with a stainless finish instead of the traditional chrome finish. Immediately, I fell in love with my faucet’s function and the look of the finish, and I started recommending it to others. Continue reading