Not only do we stock and sell tens of thousands of products and parts, but we help ensure customers get exactly what they need to keep their facility safe, clean and well-maintained. Our inside team walks customers through selecting the perfect slide/glide to fit your furniture and flooring, explain the differences in restroom partition materials, help identify a light-fixture lens cover, or troubleshoot replacement parts for lockers, cafeteria tables, classroom furniture, or door hardware.
Beyond our vast inventory of top-quality products ready to ship, our experienced national sales force has the know-how and experience to provide the right solution, at the right place, at the right time.
Shiffler's annual catalog not only showcases product lines, prices and specs, but also contains valuable content to inform, explain, train and plan.
We offer many exciting career paths for enthusiastic, self-starting individuals. Our team approach to business requires intelligent, passionate team players from all disciplines. We firmly believe that our people make the difference to our valuable customers.
With the current challenging economic environment, budget managers may be tempted to forgo needed facility maintenance when cutting spending. Managers must be vigilant to ensure that short-term decisions to defer work don't snowball into long-term policies that result in insurmountable backlogs and deteriorating facilities. We work closely with customers to help them better understand their product and maintenance options, as well as establish a cost-conscious strategy. We install, too!
Each year, our sales team attends numerous conferences, and exhibits at tradeshows across the United States from smaller, regional meetings to national conferences and expositions.
We offer various training modules to help facilities improve their environment. Each training session is tailored to the specific needs of each facility. We conduct both onsite and webinar training modules at buildings both large and small. Call today for more information or to schedule your training:
With budgets and personnel constrained, how do managers effectively identify maintenance needs, outline a plan, and efficiently purchase required items and install them properly? Our custom program helps administrators better understand the specific requirements and costs associated with keeping their facilities safe, clean and well-maintained. Call 1-800-547-1539.
"We are grateful to all our loyal customers for their ongoing support, and we pride ourselves on being a responsible corporate, community and environmental citizen. For nearly 40 years, our collaborative relationships with customers, companies, government entities, school districts, manufacturers, communities, and our employees help reinforce the "family feel" we work so hard to maintain. If you're unfamiliar with us, we invite you to peruse our website or catalog. Better yet, call one of our trained specialists to discuss your facility's specific challenges or needs - we're here to help!"
President and CEO
After successfully teaching for years in the Mayfield Public School District, Bill Shiffler saw an opportunity to help schools secure quality replacement parts for their classroom furniture. Bill Shiffler made the decision of a lifetime in the fall of 1973. After consulting his wife, Gloria, Bill invested his life savings, and founded Shiffler Equipment Sales from a ping pong table situated in the garage of the family home.
Bill began selling chair slides and glides to schools throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania from the back of his trusty, late-model Dodge van. Each day after school, the five Shiffler children would help Bill sort and package product for the next day's deliveries.
Bill's down-to-earth style and business savvy quickly took hold, and the business took off. By 1983, the children were grown and Bill's two sons (Judd and John) joined the company and relocated into a new location on the town square of historic Chardon, Ohio. The business had expanded geographically with customers now throughout the United States and was selling a diverse offering in response to customer needs - furniture, cafeteria parts, lockers and restroom partitions.
In the decades to follow, Bill grew the business, hired outside sales reps, and expanded across the country. The company's reputation continued to grow, known as a quality, value-added distributor of products and parts touting both fair prices and knowledgeable people.
In 1990, Bill retired and formally transferred day-to-day operations of the business to his two sons, Judd and John. Together the boys continued to build the business, relocating to the current corporate headquarters just south of downtown Chardon, Ohio.
To better serve the growing non-educational customer base, Shiffler created a sub-brand called Facility Hardware and launched a separate website and catalog. Today both companies serve a growing number of customers via shifflerequip.com and facilityhardware.com.
By 2002, Judd chose to leave the business and John remained on as president and CEO. Since then, the company has continued to expand, adding new leaders, products, and ideas to the mix. An accomplished inventor, John added several successful patented products to the expansive Shiffler offering that helped take the business to the next level. Today, with a nationwide network of territory managers, manufacturer's reps and vendor partners, the company continues as a leading national expert in facility maintenance repair operations.
Sadly, in 1996, Bill Shiffler passed, but his vision lives on through the dedicated team of Shiffler associates helping keep your facility safe, clean and well-maintained.
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