PEORIA, Ariz. — Rapid Recovery, a nationwide provider of refrigerant recovery services, has announced the opening of its Jacksonville, Fla., territory office. This is the company’s first location in the Florida market and will serve all major cities in that state as well as the Gulf Coast area.

This marks the 28th location for the company. With offices from coast to coast and work experience in over 40 states, Rapid Recovery said it continues to expand to meet the need for EPA-compliant refrigerant recovery. The company noted that its use of AHRI-certified gas-powered recovery equipment gives it a distinct speed advantage over typical recovery units.

“Industry leading EPA documentation and superior service are just two of the things that set Rapid Recovery apart,” said Adam Dykstra, president of Rapid Recovery. The company follows a franchise model, which Dykstra said supplies “great service backed by local ownership that provides a huge plus for local contractors.”

Dykstra added, “We are a genuine service company to HVAC, mechanical, and demolition contractors as well as in-house facilities departments and government agencies. As the burdensome cost of technicians’ time, equipment, maintenance, and expensive, yet inadequate off-the-shelf recovery equipment are realized, Rapid Recovery is in prime position for continued growth. Contractors are realizing that outsourcing the refrigerant recovery process to an expert can add profitability to their jobs, free up important technician time, and meet all of their documentation needs as well.”

Rapid Recovery’s Jacksonville, Fla., operation will be owned and operated by Hank Taylor and Chan Ritchie. “I like to say that we are really in the man-hours-savings business,” said Ritchie. “We can recover as much as 500 pounds of refrigerant in an hour, 10 times faster than your average recovery machine. This saves contractors a ton of costly time that can be repurposed to more productive activities than waiting around on recoveries... Then, add on top that we assume all of their EPA liability for every pound of refrigerant we recover and you see why we are expanding so rapidly.”

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Publication date: 10/24/2011