Two of the region’s most respected HVAC companies are joining forces to become one of Texas’ largest and most experienced plumbing and HVAC businesses. Lockhart’s Braune Air Conditioning & Heating has merged with Shafer Services Plus, headquartered in San Antonio. Founder David Braune who has served Lockhart for more than 40 years, chose Shafer because of the organization’s longevity and ability to expand service offerings.  

“As we all know, Lockhart is growing and the community is thriving,” says David Braune. “To keep up with the growth in this area, we have made the exciting decision to partner with Shafer Services Plus. The values, customer service, and quality of work that Shafer provides aligns with how we have done business for years. Plus, Shafer also offers plumbing services which is a convenient and important addition.” 

This merger allows San Antonio-based, Shafer Services Plus, to expand its service area along the IH35 corridor and into South Austin. David and his team will join forces with Shafer and continue to serve this region. Merging with Shafer is bringing 24/7 service as well as plumbing, refrigeration, and indoor air quality services to Braune customers—all important growth factors to serve the expanding Lockhart area.  

“For decades, Braune and Shafer have had a mutual respect for one another’s history, skills, and dedication to putting customers first,” says Alison Lange, President of Shafer Services Plus. “Being able to unite our teams brings opportunities that are critical as we grow to serve this region.” 

The Shafer family has been serving the San Antonio community for over 135 years. They have built and serviced much of San Antonio’s residential and commercial infrastructure. Today, Shafer Services Plus is growing beyond San Antonio and serves more than 8,500 residential and commercial customers. They are consistently rated among the area’s best providers.