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Re-Fresh Purification

If you live in Florida, air conditioning is not just a luxury, it is a necessity. 

The best way to keep your home or office cool is to ensure your air conditioner is running at maximum efficiency. Regular maintenance of your air conditioning system can actually save you money by avoiding major repairs or replacements down the road. And the best way to do this is by contact Re-Fresh Purification!

Ricardo DePalm

Re-Fresh Purifications is led by US Army veteran, Ricardo DePalm. He has honored his country through his careers as a veteran and as an entrepreneur. DePalm has 20 years of experience in HVAC installation and maintenance; serving as the repair government project lead for the US Army, Project Executive Office while assigned to the Regional Command (Southwest) in Kandahar, Afghanistan and now in Qatar. He now serves as the owner and leader of the veteran owned business enterprise, Re-Fresh Purification, serving government agencies and private residential and commercial clients.

A&P International, Inc. is humbled and honored to have DePalm and his business as a recipient of our package program for DBEs composed of business coaching and business development.

Ricardo does not believe in maintaining an entitlement attitude when serving as a Certified Veteran DBE! He believes in delivering excellence in all his services. His common mantra is to “Protect the Nation; Protect our Client Systems!” Some of his technician certifications include NATE certification and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification. His clientele base includes: the Florida Department of Management Services, OCPS, and Universal Studios, to mention a few.

Congratulations to Re-Fresh Purification!


Why Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs | Entrepreneur

Veteran Entrepreneurship

Did you know that a business owner of one in ten of every ten businesses are veterans? In this article you will learn what qualities are being transferred from battlefields to the frontlines of the marketplace that make veterans successful in business. The purpose is to provide readers a mindset and appreciation of the skills and successes of veteran entrepreneurship.


We can start with discipline and hard work. The military instills accuracy, planning, and follow-through as necessary elements of life; in all aspects of life. That is why for them establishing a business venture is no different. They bring these engrained principles of discipline and hard work to their business ethics.

They also bring dedication and focus to reaching their set goals. Their passion to serve others goes beyond the desire for a reward. Combined, they focus on providing a solution and value to their client(s); creating a successful environment for continual growth and satisfaction.

Teamwork and the ability to work under pressure are characteristics that military and veterans learn to develop and master.  They depend on the collaboration of their peers; creating trust and areas of responsibility to get the job done. These traits are primary reasons that 45% of them are more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans.

Click Here: Why Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs | Entrepreneur


Rios, L. J. (2020). Why Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur. Retrieved from: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/355164


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