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Compressed Air


Supplies & Equipment, Inc.

Proud DEMA Member for Over 30 Years! 
800 Old Griffin Rd #3
Dania, FL. 33004
Phone 954-929-4462-m
Fax 954-929-4463

About You and Compressed Air Supplies & Equipment, Inc....

My name:
Richard Batchelder

My job function in the company:
President, GM

Years in business:
42 years

About Compressed Air Supplies & Equipment, Inc.:
We are a family business Father & Sons- Who Started with a Dive Store & indoor Training Pool along with the Compressor Company, later dropped Retail Dive Store & Operated a Dive Resort until I left that, than in 1989 back into the Compressor business and still going strong. So when we talk to our Compressor Customers we understand what it is to have to fill tanks every day and do our best to support their every needs P.A.D.I M-11.

Goal(s) for 2013:
To provide Sales of new Compressors and the best Compressor Service & Supplies both at our shop and in the field at the customers location.

Greatest achievement in 2012:
Solid growth in Sales & Service and satisfying our customers!

About You, "The Professional"...

What I find most rewarding about my job:
The father: The Diving Industry has given me some of the best experiences in traveling the World and training some of the Greatest people ever! The people I have worked with and meet gave me so much insight into our industry and life as a whole I feel I'm a very lucky person as an individual .

What I am most proud of (professionally):
What I have been able to accomplish in working with people of our Industry and providing my personal touch to their life and Businesses.

Greatest piece of business advice I ever received:
Treat people fairly as you would want to be treated and remember what goes around comes around!!

Where I see myself and/or business in 5 years:
As to myself, letting my Sons take over more of the business so I can go fishing & Diving. As for the Business solid Growth providing continuous Quality Service to our Industry.

About You, "The Person"... 

Favorite place to dive:
Some of the Family Island of the Bahamas provide some of the best Diving I have done with lots of Reef & Fish Life, however there are so many GOOD Diving locations, Pick One!!

Most memorable dive experience:
Diving the wrecks from Michigan to the Caribbean and then just setting at about 60 feet off some reef looking off into the beautiful deep blue. I really like a shallow reef and just seeing all the reef life around it. Its lake a small city with the small fist darting in & out "Sports cars" then the big bus truck like fish, then the snap of that shrimp. How would you like someone 100 times your size going through your City? It is a GREAT World Underwater!!

Favorite quote:
Life in General: "I thought I was bad off with no shoes until I saw a person with no FEET."

Something people would be surprised to learn about me:
I'm P.A.D.I. M-11 one of the original PADI Board of Instructors and at 76 years old still up and working everyday!



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