Shaffer Co. Acquires Beacon Mechanical

The Shaffer Company, located in Bristol, Conn., has acquired the assets of Beacon Mechanical Service, LLC, an HVAC, plumbing, and heating oil delivery business in Granby, Conn. The transaction closed on September 29, 2021, Cetane Associates announced.

Founded in 2003 by members of the Riggott family–Keith, Patti, and their son Nicholas (Nick)–Beacon Mechanical began as a one-truck mechanical contracting business operating from Keith and Patti’s kitchen table. Today, their fleet of 30 vehicles provides dependable service to their customers in central Connecticut. Following Keith’s death in 2019, Patti and Nick continued successful operations with their reliable team. The company’s signature lighthouse logo and reputation for trustworthy service and performance is recognized throughout the region. Nick Riggott stated, “With our strong emphasis on excellence in delivery and service, we are pleased to now be part of The Shaffer Company because they share those values.” Patti Riggott commented, “Selling to Shaffer is a win for our customers, employees, and the community.”

The history of The Shaffer Company dates to 1890, when it began as a small plumbing shop in Bristol, Conn. With the motto “Total Mechanical Service,” Shaffer’s ability to serve all needs related to plumbing, HVAC, and sheet metal fabrication supports their excellent reputation with both residential and commercial customers.

David Hrdlicka, President of The Shaffer Company, remarked, “We welcome the Beacon Mechanical team to our growing business. Their established Connecticut roots are a great addition to our operations based on a philosophy of “Quality & Integrity since 1890.” Cetane served as the sole arranger and financial advisor to Beacon Mechanical Service. For more information visit

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