Schap Specialty Machine, Inc. was founded in 1991 by Owner and President, William (Bill) Schap.
As a kid growing up near the shores of Lake Michigan, Bill showed an early interest and natural aptitude for engineering and fabrication. Those who knew Bill then, knew that often, he could be found in the garage, tinkering on his latest project.
In 1991 Bill saw a need for a no nonsense approach to building material test machines. An approach that would solve many of the issues overlooked by others in the industry.
A special focus on ease of use, repeatable results, and dependability was to be the company’s main criteria. Now, after more than 25 years, many of Schap’s first machines are still in use today.
When Bill is not at the shop, working on the next big project, or out on the road, talking directly to customers at a Road Show Demo Tour, you’re likely to find him playing Trombone or Tuba in the legendary Scottville Clown Band.