About Us

Looking for dedicated professionals to work on your home or commercial property? Ray A. Shaffer, Inc. has over eight decades’ worth of plumbing expertise serving Schwenksville and surrounding areas. Call us at (610) 287-7831 and save on your next plumbing repair.

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Our doors were opened in 1925 by Raymond T. Shaffer, our great-grandfather. With nearly a century of plumbing experience, we have handled it all—from drain cleaning to well pump repairs to water filtration services—and continue to stay up to date on the latest developments in plumbing technology, including advancements in sewer camera inspections and sewer line repairs.

Our Beginning

In 1917, after tiring of the city, Raymond T. Shaffer moved his family from Philadelphia to a farm in Skippack, PA. After farming for several years, Raymond T. and his son Raymond A. decided to open their own plumbing business: Raymond T. Shaffer & Son. Two years later, Raymond T.’s second son, Winifred, joined the team and the business became Raymond T. Shaffer & Sons.

When World War II came around, Raymond A. and Winifred’s plumbing skills allowed them to defer from active duty. The war effort required that farming communities continue to operate at the highest efficiency; as a result, it was crucial that experienced plumbers were available to help keep water circulating to the farms.

The Move to Schwenksville

In 1945, Raymond A. and his wife Alice started their own plumbing business and moved to our current location in Schwenksville, PA. Ray A. Shaffer, Inc. started with just one employee and expanded to over sixteen technicians by the early 1950s.

Five years after Ray A. started his own plumbing company, his only daughter, Connie, started to help out at the office after school. At the same time, a young man fresh out of the Marine Corps, Carl Ziegler, joined the Shaffer team.

In 1952, Connie became a full-time member of Ray A. Shaffer, Inc. and officially made the business third generation-owned and operated. Connie and Carl Ziegler were married the year after. The pair would work together on the business for over forty years.

Ray A. decided to take advantage of the rest of what life had to offer and handed the family business to Connie and Carl in the late 1970s. At this same time, the couple’s three sons—Kent, Scott, and Brad—started to dabble in the business. Kent joined the company full time after graduating from high school, with Scott and Brad following in 1979—the fourth generation to join the company.

Our Continued Commitment to Quality and Customer Service

By the mid-1990s, Connie and Carl’s three sons officially took over the business after their parents retired. Kent and Brad enjoyed working in the field, while Scott handled the business aspects. In 2005, Scott decided to leave the family business, leaving it in the capable hands of Kent and Brad who continued the family tradition until 2013. In 2013, Kent retired and left the business in the hands of long time employee, Tina Hedrick.

Today, Ray A. Shaffer, Inc. proudly celebrates over 90 years in business. We have an amazing team of employees who are highly skilled. Each of our technicians has been with the company for over 15 years. We are proud to offer the same quality, neighborly customer service that our company was founded on back in 1925.

Call us today at (610) 287-7831 and let our licensed technicians help you with all of your plumbing needs. We feature upfront pricing and a confident 100% guarantee on all services.