Welcome to Church Specialties
The Duffy family has been a trusted name in the church bell renovation and restoration field for three generations. We started in the church bell business back in 1919 when Joe Duffy, Sr. worked with the historic Meneely Bell Company. We are often referred to as “The New England Bellmen”, having served thousands of churches, schools, colleges and universities.
Since then, we have added prefabricated church steeples, electronic carillons, chimes, tower clock repair and other products and services as customer interest has developed. We provide new bronze church bells, install automatic bell ringing equipment, and restore church bells and chimes. We offer the knowledge, experience, and expertise to guide you in selecting the correct product or service and would welcome the opportunity to visit with you, demonstrate our carillon and/or inspect & survey your bell or bells.
Just as in the day when Joe Duffy, Sr. represented Meneely, the Duffy family represents only the finest, most reliable manufacturers. We have built our business by applying the Golden Rule: to treat our customers as we ourselves would like to be treated. As a practical matter, this means that we always seek to provide you with the best solution possible, given your goals and budget, whether that means the business goes to us or not. As a result, we have many longstanding repeat customers, business relationships, literally going back generations. We have thousands of installations and references throughout our service region, from Maine to Virginia. You will find that we have worked on many well known historic buildings, nationally and in your local area.
A third generation of Duffys, Joe Sr’s grandsons, Joe Duffy, III and Chris Duffy, are now representing Church Specialties, LLC. and serving the needs of our customers. Whether you are seeking a bell ringing solution, steeple replacement or a tower clock solution, we are indeed the church renovation and restoration specialists. We look forward to your inquiry by email or telephone and working with you on your important project.
(BELL PROBLEMS?! See our "Maintenance Checklist and Research Archive for Tower Bells", the result of an interview with Joe Duffy, Jr. (now retired), first published as an article in Traditional Building Magazine. To let us know about specific conditions with your church or tower bell, download our Bell Inspection and Survey form.)