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, LLC. Whether you are seeking a bell ringing solution, steeple 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.
The Duffy Family Business Since 1919
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. Church Specialties is often referred to as “The New England Bellmen”, having served thousands of churches, schools, colleges and universities.
Treating Our Customers as
We Would Like to Be Treated
Just as in the day when Joe Duffy, Sr. represented the Meneely Bell Foundry, the Duffy family and Church Specialties still represents only the finest, most reliable manufacturers. We have built the reputation of our family 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 we get the privilege of completing your project or not. As a result, we have many longstanding business relationships and repeat customers 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.
Services to Suit Today’s Church Maintenance Needs
As needs change in today’s modern world it can be challenging to stay abreast of new technologies that may address current conditions. We are continuously adding services to suit today’s needs.
We have added:
- historic reproduction church steeples
- electronic carillons
- tower clock repair, and
- other products and services as customer interest has developed.
- 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 electronic carillons and/or inspect & survey your church bell or bells.
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 the specific conditions with your church or tower bell, download our Church Specialties Bell Survey Inspection Sheet.
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