In 1890, our company began as a small plumbing shop on Summer Street in Bristol, Connecticut. As we grew we included heating, electrical and duct fabrication work. The company relocated to Main Street in the buildings we occupy today. Our offices and retail store are in the original Bristol Savings Bank building, which housed the Bristol town offices on the 2nd floor (later used by the Bristol Chamber of Commerce in the early 1900’s).
Today, The Shaffer Company is a full service Mechanical Contracting firm with a retail store for commercial facilities and homeowners.
“The Area’s Oldest And Most Reliable Mechanical Contractor”
Our company’s motto “Total Mechanical Service” is based on our ability to serve all needs related to the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and sheet metal fabrication fields. From a faucet repair part for the "do-it-yourselfer", to a major industrial plant relocation, our company provides the highest quality in materials and service resulting from experience and know-how dating back 120 years. One of the hallmarks of the Shaffer Company has been our reputation in the trades as a source for hard-to-find parts. We maintain a comprehensive parts supply in plumbing, heating, sheet metal and air conditioning.
Our company’s Residential Service/Installation Department provides our customers full line services in plumbing, heating and air conditioning. Our Licensed Technicians are thoroughly trained and are backed by many years of experience in their trades. The Shaffer Company is a registered apprentice training center for the State of Connecticut and has helped graduate many of the area’s Licensed Technicians.
Our Commercial Department has installed and maintains many of greater Bristol’s retail stores and industries’ heating, plumbing and air conditioning systems. Whether it’s a complex computer room cooling system or a local retail shop, our company has the manpower and expertise to provide fast, efficient service.
Our Industrial/Institutional Department has built a reputation as specialists in various fields, dating back to the 1950’s when the company was known for its installation of oxygen piping systems in hospitals throughout Connecticut. Our company also installed the first air conditioning system in Bristol. We enjoy a reputation as experts in the installation of multi-unit printing presses and major plant relocations with process piping and plumbing. This department also maintains the heating plants and plumbing systems in many of Central Connecticut’s municipal buildings and schools.
Our office staff, which provides design and engineering skills to the other departments, has members holding a vast field of technical knowledge acquired both through formal training and passed down through 120 years of experience.
In the future, our management looks forward to maintaining our company’s “Total Mechanical Service” by continuing to provide our customers with the best possible service with quality, efficiency and integrity.