Excellence since 1953

Wighton's is a Heating, A/C and Refrigeration company established in 1953. At Wighton’s Inc. our customers are family. We have been a part of the San Luis Obispo County community for over 63 years. Our strong values and quality workmanship have made us leaders in the HVAC & Refrigeration industry on the Central Coast.

At Wighton's, we make sure that each customer receives incredible service from our first conversation until the job is finished. With over 63 years of experience in the Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Industry we completely understand the needs of property owners throughout San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties when it comes to comfort & trust. We design, install, service and repair ALL systems with the excellence we believe in. The most important thing is the quality and attention to detail that we provide. With Wighton's you can expect value, dependability and comfort!

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality design, installation and service for Heating,  Air Conditioning and Refrigeration equipment in both Residential and Commercial applications.

We have set the following objectives to accomplish our goals:
• Maintain the highest level of design and engineering possible.
• Maintain a high-level training program to ensure quality installation & service from our technicians. 
• Hire, develop, and retain employees who are committed to our growth and customer satisfaction.

Our Mission is backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee:

"If at any time during the first year of installation, you are not 100% satisfied with the performance of the equipment, our service or even our people, we will, within 30 days of your request, remove the system and cheerfully refund the entire amount of the contract."

We are a company you can depend on. Every customer is a priority to Wighton’s.

We GUARANTEE YOUR SATISFACTION! We look forward to working with you soon.

WIGHTON'S = Comfort You Can Trust!

Emergency hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call (800) 543-4881

Our Team of Experts

Lenny Raquino

Installation Leader

12 years in the industry

Born in: Hawaii

Number of Children: 2

Number of Pets: 1

Favorite Food: Spam

Favorite Movie/TV Show: Goodfellas, That 70's Show, White Fang

Hobbies: Disc Golf & Basketball, the beach

Vacation Spot: Hawaii

What I enjoy about working for Wighton's: Being able to give customers quality HVAC systems

Personal Quote: "Peace, Howz It"

Patrick Silva

Comfort Advisor

15 years in sales

Born in: Santa Maria, CA

Number of Children: 3
Number of Pets: 1 dog
Favorite Food: Pizza
Vacation Spot: Las Vegas

Favorite Movie/TV Show: Shawshank Redemption

Hobbies: Coaching Youth Sports, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Mountainbiking, BBQ, Spending time with my family!

What I enjoy about working for Wighton's: Working with people - that we make their home environment a better place to live. Working with my team-makes to execute and solve problems. 

Personal Quote: "Treat others the way you want to be treated!"

Timothy Jeffers


1 year in the industry

Born in: Grover Beach, CA

Favorite Food: Spaghetti

Number of Pets: 1- Vizsla mix dog

Vacation Spot: Bahamas

Hobbies: Walking my dog. Working on my vehicles, watching movies, playing corn hole, basketball and fetch with my dog

What I enjoy about working for Wighton's: The friendships I have made with fellow employees. The interactions that we often have with customers and being able to make someones living environment better.

Personal Quote: "Always take pride in your work"

Eric Philippian


22 years in the industry

Born in: California

Favorite Food: BBQ

Number of Pets: 2 -Anatolian Shepards

Vacation Spot: Balch Park, CA

Hobbies: Playing Pool, Fishing, Being with my Wife.

Favorite Movie/TV Show: Step Brothers & Deadliest Catch

What I enjoy about working for Wighton's: I love they people they have and the work we do!

Personal Quote: "Live every day like it is your last day!"

Jose Rincon

Service Technician

2 years in the industry

Born in:  Las Vegas, NV

Favorite Food: Mexican

Number of Kids:

Vacation Spot: Avila Beach

Favorite Movie: Catch Me If You Can

What I enjoy about working for Wighton's: It's like being part of a big family

John Morales

Service Technician

17 years in the industry

Born In: Santa Barbara CA
Number of Children: 3
Favorite Food: BBQ
Hobbies: BBQing "Low & Slow", Hiking

Vacation Spot: Mexico

Favorite Movie/TV Show: Outsiders, Of Mice & Men, Walkout

Personal Quote: There are leaders and those who lead. Leader hold a position of power or authority, but those who lead inspire us.

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Knoll Smith

Installation/Maintenance Technician

1 year in the industry

Born: Hawaii

Pets: Husky

Favorite Food: Spam

Hobby: Surfing

Vacation Spot: Bali

Favorite Movie/TV Show: I Love You Man

What I Enjoy about working at Wighton's: The quality of work and going above and beyond what is expected.

Personal Quote: "Shootz"

Kim Schorer

Kyleen Moore

Customer Service/Bookkeeper

Born in: Stanton, CA

Number of Children: 2

Pets: 2/Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Favorite Food: Mexican

Favorite Book: All Nicholas Sparks

Vacation Spot: Anywhere that has a beach

Hobbies: I love taking hikes and going to the beach with the dogs! I enjoy curling up on the couch and watching a "good feel" movie

Daniel Meehan

Service Technician

12 years in the industry

Born In: Santa Maria, CA

Number of Children: 1

Pets: 3 Fish, 1 Shrimp

Favorite Food: Italian

Vacation Spot: Cabo

Favorite Movie/TV Show: Ghost Hunters, Paranormal

Hobbies: Fishing & Camping, football, DJ-ing, and spending time possible with his son.

What I Enjoy about working at Wighton's: Always learning, great peers!

Personal Quote: "It Wasn't Me"

David Meehan

Service Leader

18 years in the industry

Born In: V.A.F.B, CA
Number of Children: 3
Pets: 1 Dog
Favorite Food: Sushi
Hobbies: BBQing, spending time with family and friends as well as camping and fishing.

Vacation Spot: Vegas

Favorite Movie/TV Show: Grease, Family Guy

What I Enjoy about working at Wighton's: A different challenge everyday. Meeting new people. 

Fabian Gutierrez


Number of Children: 2

Pets: 2 Jack Russells

Favorite Food: Chicken Enchiladas

Vacation Spot: Hawaii

Favorite Movie/TV Show: American Sniper

Hobbies: Spending time with my two daughters, Breeanna and Mariah, customizing cars or trucks, BBQ, cooking and eating. 

What I Enjoy about working at Wighton's: Working with a great team of guys. Being able to work outdoors, and learn a well paid trade that can lead to a great career.

Personal Quote: "I believe that a happy employee is a good employee! I would like to thank the Wighton's team for giving me an opportunity to learn a great trade with little knowledge. I will strive to do the best of my ability at which I perform."

Julian Jauregui

Julian Jauregui

Comfort Advisor

Born: San Luis Obispo

Number of Children: 1

Pets: Boxer

Favorite Food: Mexican

Hobby: Football, soccer, baseball

Vacation Spot: Family Ranch in Mexico

Favorite Movie/TV Show: The Ranch/ Tombstone

Personal Quote: "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain"

Rick Wahlberg

Service Technician

Born in: Lompoc, CA

Favorite Food: BBQ

Number of Pets: 2 cats

Favorite Movie/TV Show: Saving Private Ryan, Moto GP Racing

Hobbies: Riding and Building Motorcycles

What I enjoy about working for Wighton's: Everyone is cool to work with!

Jennifer Silva

Office Leader Install Coordinator

Born in: Fullerton, Ca

Favorite Food: Mexican

Number of Pets: 0

Favorite Movie/TV Show:  This is Us

Hobbies: Spending time with family/friends camping "Glamping" 

What I enjoy about working for Wighton's: The quality of work we provide to our customers

James Lamon

Service Technician

Born in: Sacramento, CA

Favorite Food: Pizza!!

Number of Pets: 2 cats

Favorite Book: Count of Monte Cristo

Hobbies: Hiking , Motorcycles, Weightlifting

What I enjoy about working for Wighton's: Great Camaraderie and great working environment

Inspirational quotes: I can do all things through him who gives me strength

Jose Nolasco

Service Technician

Born in: Oxnard

Number of Children: 1

Favorite Food: Tortas and Santa Maria Style BBQ

Vacation Spot: Huntington Beach

Number of Pets: 1 - Yorkie

Favorite Movie/TV Show:  La Bamba, The Blacklist, Night

Hobbies:  Soccer, watching the LA Rams & Dodgers, spend time with my Family, teaching my son to play soccer and baseball

What I enjoy about working for Wighton's:  Providing the best service to our customers in a very supportive and positive work environment. The Wighton's team feels like family and I enjoy the constant learning of this industry.

Inspirational quotes: "The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - EXCELLENCE. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." - Pearl S. Buck

Ruben Nunez


Born in: Santa Maria

Favorite Food: Mexican

Number of Pets: 1 - Jack Russell

Hobbies:  Surfing, Skateboarding & Photography

What I enjoy about working for Wighton's: Working as a TEAM!

Clayton Schmidt

Service Technician

Born in: 
Favorite Food: 
Number of Pets:
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What I enjoy about working for Wighton's:

Natalie Jensen

Natalie Jensen

Director of First Impressions

Born in: Cedar City, Utah

Favorite Food: Healthy

Favorite Vacation Spot: Maui

Favorite Pet: Bella my Cat!

Hobbies: Family Time - Yoga - Travel to Clean Places - Painting - Art - Ceramics - Shopping (w/ stepmom)

What I enjoy most about working for Wighton's: Training to assure success. The atmosphere is friendly, casual and positive.

Personal Quote: "Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light."

Albert Schweitzer

Christian Deleon - Wighton's Installer

Christian Deleon


Born in: CA

Number of Children: 3

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Movies: Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter

Hollyann Deparini - wightons employee

Hollyann Deparini


Born in: Sacramento, CA

Favorite Food: Tacos

Favorite Vacation Spot: The beach

Favorite Movie/TV Show: The Crow

Hobbies: Baseball • Basketball • Arts • Crafts • Reading

Personal Quote: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" Eleanor Roosevelt

Luke Skinner - wightons employee

Luke Skinner

Installation Coordinator

Born in: Lancaster, CA

Favorite Food: Prime Rib & Potatoes

Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake Tahoe

Favorite Movie/TV Show: The Thing - Breaking Bad

Favorite Book: Evening Redness in the West

Hobbies: Reading and Playing Music

What I enjoy most about working for Wighton's: The integrity and professionalism of the Wighton's Team makes me proud to play my part here everyday.

Personal Quote: "Spend your money on the things money can buy, spend your time on the things money can't buy" Haruki Murakami

David Booker - wightons employee

David Booker

Born in: Taiwan

# of Children: 2

Pets: Cat - Virgil

Favorite Food: Seafood

Favorite Vacation Spot: Pebble Beach

Favorite Movie/TV Show: Shawshank Redemption, Seinfeld, Grapes of Wrath

Hobbies: Golf, Baseball, Soccer, Photography

What I enjoy most about working for Wighton's: The tremendous respect everyone has for each other, and how we are all singularly focused on having the best interest of our customers as #1 priority

Personal Quote: "Never hesitate to take that "Extra Step" for your customer"

Jesse Gandy - wightons employee

Jesse Gandy

Installation Assistant

Born in: Santa Maria, CA

Favorite Food: Grilled Chicken

Number of pets: 2 cats

Favorite Vacation Spot: Sedona, AZ

Favorite Movie/TV Show: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Hobbies: Gardening • BMX • MX • MMA • SUMO

Personal Quote: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure", "Measure twice, cut once."

Arturo Arellano

Arturo Arellano

Installation Technician

Born in: Durango, Mexico

Number of Children: 3

Favorite Food: Mole Chicken

Vacation Spot: Uraunpan Michoacán, Mexico

Hobbies: Soccer, Dirt Bike Riding, Softball

Kim Schorer

Juan Gomez

Installation Technician

Number of Children: 1

Pets: A Dog

Favorite Food: BBQ

Vacation Spot: Vegas & Mexico

Hobbies: Football, Soccer, Boxing, MMA, Brazilian Jui Jitsu

Kim Schorer

Kim Schorer

Queen of the Calculator

16 years of service

Born in: California

Number of Children: 2

Favorite Food: Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Vacation Spot: Yosemite National Park

Hobbies: I enjoy hiking anywhere and everywhere! My hobbies include quilting, knitting, mixed media, and gardening. 

What I enjoy about working for Wighton's: Watching and participating in our team's growth and development to be the best heating and air conditioning company that provides comfort you can trust!

Personal Quote: "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be Kind. Always."

Ric Schorer - owner - wightons

Ric Schorer

Head Coach

58 years of service

Born in: Sacramento, CA

Number of Children: 2

Favorite Food: Sockeye Salmon

Vacation Spot: Alaska

Favorite Movie: James Bond

 Hobbies: Hiking, Snow Skiing, Fly Fishing, River Rafting

What I enjoy about working for Wighton's: Participating in Other's Success

Personal Quote: "The Teacher will appear when you are ready."

We Gladly Accept

Wighton's is a California heating, cooling, plumbing, air conditioning, geothermal groundwater heat pump, and furnace repair, service, replacement and maintenance company. Wighton's will send you only the best technician to fix your air conditioner repair and furnace or heater repair as well as all ductless mini-split, air conditioner replacement, furnace replacement, boiler replacement and tankless hot water heater installation in San Luis Obispo CA, Arroyo Grande CA, Atascadero CA, Avila Beach CA, Buellton CA, Cambria CA, Cayucos CA, Creston CA, Grover Beach CA, Guadalupe CA, Halcyon CA, Harmony CA, Lompoc CA, Los Alamos CA, Los Olivos CA, Los Osos CA, Morro Bay CA, Nipomo CA, Oceano CA, Orcutt CA, Paso Robles CA, Pismo Beach CA, San Miguel CA, San Simeon CA, Santa Margarita CA, Santa Maria CA, Santa Ynez CA, Shandon CA, Shell Beach CA, Solvang CA, Templeton CA, Vandenberg Air Force Base CA, and Northern Santa Barbara County. To set-up a repair service estimate or replacement estimate, call . Wighton's is an authorized factory dealer of many brands and services all furnace, AC, humidifier, filter, thermostat and water heater brands including Carrier, Bryant, Payne, Trane, Lennox, Rheem, Ruud, York, Day and Night, Frigidaire, Goodman, Maytag, A O Smith, American Standard, General, Aprilaire, Honeywell, Daikin, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu and White Rodgers.

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