Rapid Recovery, a refrigerant recovery company servicing the continental United States, continues to expand their customer base in Chicago through superior service in refrigerant abatement. Rapid Recovery has continued to set themselves apart from others in the industry by not only completing jobs ahead of schedule but also by providing the required EPA documentation relating to refrigerants. “Not all companies are providing the necessary paperwork. I can’t stress enough that if you are unable to show that the refrigerant has been removed from your jobsite then you have a liability hanging out there. If you have contracted with someone to remove refrigerant from a jobsite you need to make sure you get detailed paperwork from that company stating they removed the refrigerant.” said Paul Rhynard of Rapid Recovery.
In September of 2007 Rapid Recovery completed their 9th project for Robinette Demolition. Robinette called on Rapid Recovery for the first time just 3 months prior and hasn’t looked back. Dave Geertz of Robinette said “I have been impressed with the documentation provided to us upon completion of the work specifically noting all the units that were evacuated and their specific information.” The latest project required the refrigerant abatement from a 9 story building without a working elevator and refrigerated appliances on each floor. In all a total of 24 refrigerated appliance circuits were recovered.
Rapid Recovery continues to provide service for Brandenburg Industrial. Rapid Recovery’s Chicago location has completed 20 jobs a year on average since completing the first job for Brandenburg at the very beginning of January 2005. The latest job completed for Brandenburg consisted of 20 refrigerated appliance circuits located at a senior independent living center. There were refrigerated appliances throughout the building which had housed 110 residents. The facility had 3 floors of assisted care & a 2 story skilled nursing facility as well. “Rapid Recovery’s timely response from estimation to start up, through job completion has been remarkably quick & dependable.” said David Schauer of Brandenburg.
J&L Management utilized Rapid Recovery for the first time in January of 2007 for the refrigerant abatement at Mercy Hospital located in Hamilton, OH and has continued to call on Rapid Recovery since that time. Most recently J&L Management requested Rapid Recovery’s services for an apartment complex in Toledo, OH. In June of 2007 Rapid Recovery completed the refrigerant abatement from 122 window air conditioning units & refrigerators that were located at the Three Oaks Apartment Complex.
When Reliable Wrecking found their client unable to get an approved demolition permit due to the refrigerant still located on the property they phoned Rapid Recovery. Rapid Recovery was able to complete the refrigerant abatement & send the required documentation to Reliable Wrecking so that their client could move forward with securing the necessary demolition permits. Reliable Wrecking has now utilized Rapid Recovery on about 40 projects over the past 2 years. Chris Neven of Reliable Wrecking said “Rapid Recovery has always managed to handle our jobs in a timely manner which has met or exceeded our expectations.”
Rapid Recovery’s popularity isn’t limited to demolition contractors either. HVACR companies looking to save time in the field and office as well as understanding the importance of detailed refrigerant documentation are also looking to Rapid Recovery to recover the refrigerant from the refrigerated appliances they work on. From refrigerators to chillers to large process refrigeration systems the value added services of Rapid Recovery are resonating with the HVACR contractors.
Recently Advance Mechanical turned to Rapid Recovery to recover 19 Liebert circuits located in a computer room. Advance Mechanical was very pleased with the service provided. Jeff Knoble with Advance Mechanical said, “I was very pleased with the service, and professionalism. [Rapid Recovery] is a low maintenance sub-contractor, and that is the best kind to have”.
A compressor failure at the Advocate Health Building in Chicago, IL on the afternoon of September 4, 2007 was scheduled to be repaired the following morning with a crane scheduled for 8:00 am. Rapid Recovery was called by Patrick Kapala of Southwest Town Mechanical and asked for a 7:00 am recovery. The following morning the job went as scheduled as Rapid Recovery arrived and recovered 82 lbs. of R-22 from the system in less than an hour. This kept the crane operator on schedule as well as the rest of the job.
Rapid Recovery offers refrigerant abatement nationwide through its franchise network. Their customer base includes refrigeration and air conditioning contractors, refrigeration wholesale distributors, demolition contractors, DOD, landfill administrators and in-house service departments. They provide on-site refrigerant recovery solutions, including job-site refrigerant recovery, recovery cylinder service, and refrigerant disposal and documentation services.