Celebrating 100 Years of Service & Experience

Personal Service by Joe Duffy III and Chris Duffy

Today, the third generation of Duffys, Joe Sr’s grandsons, Joe Duffy, III and Chris Duffy, represent Church Specialties. Whether you are seeking electronic carillons, a bell ringing solutionsteeple replacement or a tower clock solution, we are the church renovation and restoration specialists. We look forward to your inquiry by email or telephone and working with you on your project.

Why we work so hard at keeping the glorious sounds of bells alive today.

The glorious sound of bells is a tradition that has survived for thousands of years across the world. 

Many towns throughout New England, where we live, contact us every week for help restoring bell sounds that more and more people are missing during these uncertain times. Having grown up in the bell business as 3rd generation bellmen, we’ve seen countless times, the joy and excitement that floods a community when the vice comes back to belltowers, churches, schools and even firehouses. We are proud to be able to help make this happen. 

Whether your community has bells that signal church gatherings, weddings, funerals or other events that need an announcement, there is a now a solution to getting that voice back into your community. There has been a remarkable advancements in the quality of carillons, making them easy to use, affordable and amazingly effective at reproducing the sounds people love. In fact, after we install a carillon, most people would never know the sounds they hear are not being produced by true bronze bells. We love that!

Call us to find out about the options available from full-scale bell restoration through surprisingly affordable electronic carillon solutions that can be up and running in weeks rather than years. 

pre owned Meneely Bell

What our Customers are Saying

Resounds with Special Music for the Seasons

The Sharon Congregational Church is pleased with the performance of our newly reproduced chime system. We want you to know that this carillon is appreciated by our neighborhood that includes schools, private homes, stores and other municipal buildings. This chime system is all that is was advertised as. It resounds with special music for the seasons and has always adapted to the change of daylight savings. Our thanks go to Joseph Duffy who is responsive to all of our questions and miraculously makes any changes immediately. Sincerely,

Leon H. Sheldon
Trustee / Sharon Congregational Church, Vermont

Beautiful Bell Sounds

I can’t begin to express my personal thanks as well as the thanks of the entire congregation, for the beautiful bell sounds we are treated to each Sunday. The people living in the neighborhood have also told us that they enjoy the “bells” and they have become accustomed to listen for them each day. The system has worked flawlessly and re-programming the bells has been done several times without any problems.

G.O.F. Jensen, MD
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Bristol CT

Thank You for Making my Job a Pleasure

Chris and Joe were great to work with, provided me with several options to satisfy our needs and were understanding of the constraints we faced as a Parish in being able to make this happen. One of the keys in helping us through the process was your willingness to buy our old bell which helped us immensely in facing our budget constraints. Without question, we have the best sounding carillon in our community and are
the envy of all who visit our church. We all wish you God’s blessings in your future endeavors and again thank you.

Stephen E. Rash
Project Manager / Corpus Christ Parish

Key Services

  • Bell Restoration
    For over a hundred years, we have performed thousands of church bell restorations using traditional and modern practices to preserve and reveal their timeless beauty and sound.
  • New Bronze Bells
    Classic bronze bells make ideal memorials and are one of America’s most celebrated traditions. We offer the highest quality cast bronze bells that will endure for centuries.
  • New Bronze Church Bells
    Bell Ringers
    Aging bell towers or damaged bells? Our bell controllers provide incredible flexibility to get your bells ringing with the installation of automatic bell ringing equipment.
  • Digital Carillons
    Restore the majestic sounds of bells without major renovations or restorations. Our top-of-the-line carillon systems ship pre-loaded with thousands of hymns & recordings of real bells.