Who We Are

Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC is a full service industrial process general contractor serving the glass, metals and petrochemical industries.

Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC is not your typical industrial furnace repair business. In fact, we are a full service contractor providing all-encompassing solutions for the glass, metals, and petrochemical industries. From small and fast repairs to large detailed projects, from consulting, designing and project management all the way through maintenance and rebuilds, we help our customers from inception throughout the life of their business.

ARC opened its doors in 1995 simply to provide metals manufacturers with refractory lining solutions. As we grew and recognized further needs in the industries we served, we began broadening our products and services while evolving our technology and skills to match. By 2002, our new ownership and direction again expanded the reach of ARC’s expertise; this time into the glass manufacturing industry.

Each and every project we worked on was different from the one before. We dealt with different furnace types, different buildings and line production processes, and we encountered different materials and unique configurations of furnaces, ventilation, and combustion systems. With these myriad variances, our team was always one of multiple “cooks in the kitchen” so to speak. We quickly realized the time and money we could save businesses if we were able to take on more of the overall project and reduce the number of contractors they would need to work with on a single project.

Today, we provide clients with a full service suite of options that gives them “one-stop-shop” choices. We can be involved as little or as much as required. We are happy to simply consult on your repair plans, your maintenance programs, and/or your new construction; we have the manpower and tools to perform the work necessary (even if it means inventing entirely new ways and tools to accomplish the task at hand); and we can oversee the entire project to its completion.

ARC President, Dave Boothe, takes client relationships very seriously. We understand the importance of “value-add” and know it’s not just a catch-phrase to throw around. We take pride in our ingenuity when solving problems, but also keep an eye on cost effectiveness and safety. Through these values we build lasting, trusting relationship in the communities we serve.


See Our History


Founded by Robert Shultz in 1995 as Allstates Refractory Services, Allstates started out by supplying and installing refractory linings for the metals industry.

David T. Boothe

In 2002, the company was purchased by David T. Boothe. Utilizing his considerable expertise in glass, ARC has successfully expanded its services to the glass industry.

Allstates Refractory Contractors

Today, as Allstates Refractory Contractors, we provide the metalworking and melting industries with expert technical services and products, including engineering and manufacturing in a variety of disciplines. We also install new furnaces and retrofit, rebuild, or repair old ones. Our staff has experience working with ferrous, nonferrous, and exotic metals in virtually all metalworking and melting industries, including automotive, bearing, commercial heat-treat, gear, forging, carbonizing, foundry, and specialty products.

We provide the glass industry with expert technical services and products, including engineering and manufacturing in a variety of disciplines. We offer complete furnace service, construction, oxygen fuel conversion, retrofits, rebuilds, and hot or cold repair. Our staff, which has the best safety record in the industry, has experience with Lehrs (annealing, tempering, bending, and decorating); ovens; remelt furnaces; and controlled combustion (Low NOx) systems. We can assist with furnace drains and startup, and provide exceptional onsite supervision.


Our Professionals

David Boothe

David Boothe

Rick Smith

Rick Smith

VP Operations

What Our Customers Say

ARC completed a successful rebuild of our 6F1 furnace in Rossford Ohio, with no lost time accident or recordable incidents, and completed work above and beyond the original scope. ARC used a skilled and talented labor force, with experienced supervision to make this rebuild a huge success for Pilkington / NSG.
Tim Swan
Project Engineer - Pilkington
We contacted Allstates Refractory Contractors after a power outage. The crew at ARC, led by VP Rick Smith, responded immediately and had the equipment repaired and producing in two days. We can always count on Allstates Refractory Contractors for their quick response time and stellar safety record.
Mike Strange
I have used ARC ever since they have been in business. We have three roller hearth furnaces and one mesh belt furnace. ARC has been very reliable and they do good quality work. I had an exothermic generator that needed brick work done in the very busiest time of the season and ARC pulled in some help and got the job done for me. Now that is service! I will tell you one thing, if you have any problems with anything that is done they make it right with no questions asked. Dave Boothe, the owner, is the most honest person you will ever meet. He is a man of integrity and his word. You will not go wrong using Allstates Refractory Contractors.
Lawrence Berger
Maintenance Manager - Blissfeld Mfg. Co.
The job was completed within the time frame outlined and required very little assistance from the plant. The project did creep and was completed with speed and accuracy. The one delay was resolved in a very timely manner and was handled very professionally. All the associates of AllStates Refractory acted very professionally. It was a pleasure working with ARC and the job was a success. We are confident with the work completed to achieve another 18 months on the life of our furnace.
Allstates Refractory Contractors, of Waterville Ohio, performed the summer and winter shutdown maintenance repairs at Cascade Corporation in Findlay Ohio. The repairs are completed on a walking beam furnace and a large temper furnace. We can count on ARC to finish ahead of schedule and within budget.
Chris Rouston
Cascade Corporation
ARC is the go to contractor for Ashland because of their safety, design knowledge, cooperative nature, and quality performance.
Ashland Chemical


When you hire ARC, you’re hiring professionals who really know industrial furnaces.