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 68 years. Our strong values and quality workmanship have made us leaders in the HVAC, Indoor Air Quality & 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 68 years of experience in the Heating, Air Conditioning, Indoor Air Quality & 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

Warehouse 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!”

Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss

Installation Technician

2 years of service

Born in: Sacramento, CA

Years in Industry: 4

Favorite Food:Tacos

Vacation Spot: Hawaii

Favorite Movie/TV Show: Anchor Man, Old School, Water Boy, Billy Maddison

 Hobbies: Football, Baseball, Mixed Martial Arts, Surfing, Dirt Biking, Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Hiking, Snowboarding, Weight Lifting, Motorcycle Mechanics, Woodworking, Metal Working

What I enjoy about working for Wighton’s: The ability to test and grow my knowledge base and skills in the HVAC industry on a daily basis

Personal Quote: “If you fall behind, run faster, never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.” – Jesse Jackson

Jose Alvarez

Jose Alvarez

Champion Service Technician

Born in: Santa Maria

# of Children: 0

# of Pets: 1 dogs

Favorite Food: Philly Cheesesteak

 Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting and Rocky I-5

Hobbies: Playing my ukulele, guitar, piano, and video games

What do you most enjoy about your job/working at Wighton’s: The training and friendliness

Personal Quote: It’s just water weight- Nikocado

Kim Schorer

Kyleen Moore


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

Juan Gomez

Ivan 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

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!

Daniel Meehan

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

Commercial Representative

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

Installation Technician

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.”

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!

Hollyann Deparini - Service Leader

Hollyann Deparini

Service Leader

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


Debbie DeGaetano

Debbie DeGaetano

CSR/ Sales Coordinator

Born In: San Fernando Valley, CA

Number of Children: 1

Pets: 3 Cats

Favorite Movie: Grease, Lucifer, Maximum Ride James Patterson

Favorite Food: All

Vacation Spot: Kauai

Hobbies: Cooking , gardening, basketball, football, UFC

Personal Quote: “The way to get started is quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

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

Jesse Gandy - wightons employee

Jesse Gandy

Champion Service Technician

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.”

Marc Kalogris

Marc Kalogris

Service Technician

Born in: New York

Favorite Food:Pizza

Vacation Spot:San Diego, Ca

Favorite Movie/TV Show: Matrix and Game of Thrones

 Hobbies: Football and MMA

What I enjoy about working for Wighton’s: The level of teamwork and the motivation to execute at the highest level of quality

Personal Quote: “Just keep swimming” – Finding Nemo

Amanda Lewelling

Amanda Lewelling


Born in: San Luis Obispo

Number of Children: 1

Pets: 2 cats, 2 dogs

Favorite Food: Mexican Food

Vacation Spot: Cabo, Mexico

Favorite Movie/ TV Show: Anything Will Ferrell or Adam Sandler. Have to admit, I’m a reality TV fan.

 Hobbies: Softball, my boyfriend and I are on a coed softball team. I enjoy walking my dogs on the beach.

What I enjoy about working for Wighton’s: A new change in career. Meeting new people.

David Cortez

David Cortez

Installation Technician

Number of Children: 2

Pets: 3 dogs

Favorite Food: Pizza

Vacation Spot: Arizona

Favorite Movie/ TV Show: Field of Dreams

 Hobbies: Playing baseball and softball and working on cars

David Cortez

Tre Deparini

Installation Technician

Born in: Santa Maria, CA

Pets: 2 dogs

Favorite Food: BBQ

Vacation Spot: The Beach

Favorite Movie/ TV Show: The 100

 Hobbies: Football/Computers

 Personal Quote: Everyone has a plan until they get hit.

David Cortez

KC Dopp

Service Technician

Years of service:3 years

Years in the industry:4 years

Born in:San Luis Obispo


Favorite Food: Hot Wings

Vacation Spot: Boston

Favorite Movie/ TV Show: Shawshank Redemption

 Hobbies: Baseball, football, basketball, and soccer

What do you most enjoy about your job/working at Wighton’s: Looks like a great atmosphere

Personal Quote: Don’t think inside the box, don’t think outside the box, think as if there is no box. -LZ Granderson

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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