Meet Our New Member Richard Albert
August 1, 2014
When he was seven years old. He was
born in Niverville, New York. The
family moved to Bennington when his
father realized that there were no
air condition contractors in the town,
So Jerry started the business in 1979.
His first office was on Benmont..
Rich is one of four children, two
brothers and a sister. He was always a
hands-on kid and worked at the
business. He had a happy childhood.
After high school, he went to Hudson
Valley Community College and got an
Associates degree in air conditioning.
He has been working for the company
since 1994. He is the CEO and wears
many hats as he oversees the business.
He has a daughter Meghan who lives in
Oakland, California. He will be visiting
her at Christmas. She is working on her
Rich is interested in motorcycles. He
likes to work on them He has also
been doing power coating. He enjoys
doing it in his spare time. This is a
process by which he sand blasts the
rust off of old rusty items like iron
chairs or radiators and then coats them.
To do this he was built his own blast
furnace with a window in which he
can see what is happening.If there is a way to do something,
Rich build it himself. He makes
gifts instead of buying them.
Rich joined Rotary because he wanted
to learn more the community. He
would read about people and events in
the Banner, but Rotary gives him an
opportunity for first= hand experience.
Listening to the speakers and talking
with other members of the club is
most valuable. He is also looking
forward to working at Garlic Fest and
the Car Show.
Richard has some interesting ideas
about how to improve Bennington.
Be sure to ask him about them when
you are sitting with him at lunch.
He will be glad to hear what you
think. He likes problem solving
which often starts when people raise
objections to new ideas.
Author: Sally Sugarman (Club Member & Windmill Editor)
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