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, 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 63 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!”

Timothy Jeffers

Installation Technician

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”

Curtis Williams

Installation Technician

2 years in the industry

Born in: San Francisco

Favorite Food: Fried chicken, collard greens

Number of Pets: 1 dog

Vacation Spot: Any place that I can fish!

Hobbies: Fishing, Football, Cooking 

Personal Quote:  “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” – Nelson Mandela

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

knoll smith

Knoll Smith

Installation 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


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

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

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!

Jennifer Silva

Call Center Leader

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


Michael Torres

Sales Lead Coordinator

Born In: Santa Maria, CA

Favorite Food: Mexican Food

Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii and Disneyland

Favorite Movie/TV Show: Ferris Buller’s Day Off | Marvel | Greys Anatomy

Hobbies: photography, going to the beach, traveling, watching basketball and going to dodgers games.

Personal Quote:  “But He knows the way that I take;when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold. Job 23:10

Christian Deleon

Installation Technician

Born in: California

Number of Children: 3

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Movie/TV Show:  Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter

Ruben Nunez

Service Technician

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!

Abel Campos

Abel Campos

Installation Technician

1 year of service

Born in:

Number of Children: 0

Pets: 1 dog

Favorite Food: Burritos

Vacation Spot: Cachuma Lake

Favorite Movie/TV Show: Only The Brave

Hobbies: I enjoy playing football, hunting, fishing, and camping

What I enjoy about working for Wighton’s: A new adventure everyday

Personal Quote:

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

Installation 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.”

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

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


Porfirio “PJ” Villanueva

Installation Leader

Born in: Santa Maria

# of Children: 5

# of Pets: 1

Favorite Food: Mexican Food

 Favorite Vacation Spot: Softball Tournaments

Favorite Movie: Days of Thunder

Hobbies: Softball and coaching my kids in sports

Personal Quote: Trust the Process

Jose Alvarez

Jose Alvarez

Installation 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

Jack Price

Jack Price

Installation Technician

Born in: Twin Falls, ID

# of Children: 1

# of Pets: 2 dogs

Favorite Food: Steak

 Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii

Favorite Movie: Avengers End Game

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

Personal Quote: Believe that you can do anything

Santos Nevarez

Santos Nevarez

Installation Technician

Born in: USA

# of Children: 3

# of Pets: 0

Favorite Food: Enchiladas, rice, and beans

 Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake Tahoe

Favorite Movie: 12,000 BC

Hobbies: : I enjoy spending time with my family. Playing board games, football, and working on my old car.

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.

Susana Gonzalez

Susana Gonzalez


Born in: Blythe, CA

Number of Children: 4

Pets: 1

Favorite Food: Pasta

Vacation Spot: Disneyland

Favorite Movie/ TV Show/Book: Interviewing with Vamp

 Hobbies: Volleyball, basketball, softball, and painting

What I enjoy about working for Wighton’s: The fast pace

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

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.”

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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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