The Shaffer Company LLC Acquires Beacon Mechanical Service LLC

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Two family-owned companies come together to service Connecticut.

The Shaffer Company LLC, a full-service mechanical service contractor headquartered in Bristol, has acquired Beacon Mechanical Service, LLC of Granby. The combined company is now named “Shaffer Beacon Mechanical LLC.”

Founded in 2002 by members of the Riggott family—Keith, Patti, and their son Nick—Beacon Mechanical began as a one-truck mechanical contracting business operating from Keith and Patti’s kitchen table. Following Keith’s passing in 2019, Nick and Patti continued successful operations with their reliable team. Today, their fleet of over 30 vehicles and technicians provide dependable service to their customers. The company’s signature lighthouse logo and reputation for trustworthy service and performance are recognized throughout the region. 

Nick Riggott, GM of Beacon Mechanical, said, “We worked hard to build this company, so it was very important for us to find another family-owned business that shares the same customer-focused values and who would take great care of our staff and customers.” Riggott, who will remain employed by the company, went on to say, “I’m pleased to be part of The Shaffer Company because the new owners share our values and have the same commitment to integrity and excellence in delivery and service.”

Patti Riggott, co-owner of Beacon, said, “Selling to Shaffer is a win for our customers, employees and community because we know they will carry on the Beacon philosophy and the Riggott legacy; they are all about treating those stakeholders with fairness and integrity—especially customers, who will get the best quality service at a fair price.”

Founded in 1890, The Shaffer Company began as a small plumbing shop. Over the last 131 years, as they have grown and expanded to provide full mechanical services—through the advent of air conditioning and other modern heating and cooling technologies—Shaffer has become known as one of Connecticut’s most knowledgeable and reliable mechanical service providers for both residential and commercial customers.

David Hrdlicka, owner/president of Shaffer, said, “When we were approached about this deal, we simply couldn’t believe it because it’s virtually impossible to find opportunities like this with a company that has complementary strengths and markets as well as common values. We are truly honored and humbled to join forces with Beacon and shoulder the Riggott legacy.” 

By joining forces with Beacon, this acquisition fits into The Shaffer Company’s growth strategy by expanding its HVAC and plumbing service offering. Additionally, this acquisition adds Oil Delivery service to the company’s portfolio. 

The two companies are now combined as Shaffer Beacon Mechanical LLC and will continue providing the greatest level of care customers have come to know and expect. Over the coming months customers will begin to see new branding, uniforms, web site, social media and truck labels.

The same staff and services customers have come to know and rely upon are still in place and now reinforced, to continue providing the best quality service, delivered with integrity and efficiency.