Batchelor’s Service began in 1967 as Batchelor’s Heating and Air Conditioning and was founded by father and son Bruce and Larry Batchelor. The focus was on residential HVAC. Through the ’70s, the company grew quite rapidly, and the services shifted more to the commercial HVAC and plumbing markets. Around 1980 the company’s name was changed to Batchelor’s Mechanical Contractors and two additional partners were added, Dave Fannon and Rick True.
Throughout Batchelor’s growth, we have always maintained a residential presence. In the mid-'80s, Batchelor’s became part of the Service America franchise and changed its name to Batchelor’s Service America. We experienced rapid growth during those years and in the ‘90s, gave up our franchise rights and shortened our name to Batchelor’s Service. This change was to refocus on providing HVAC service, AC installation and repair, furnace installation and repair as well as HVAC maintenance and residential service and replacement in the Mobile and Baldwin County markets.
Our emphasis is and always will be delivering outstanding service with honesty and integrity!
In 2002, one of our key employees, Edward Leatherbury, purchased Batchelor’s Service and continued the tradition of providing an excellent level of service. In fact, many of our personnel and technicians stayed through the transition. We continued to operate as we always had until March 2016 when Edward lost his battle with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now owned by a trust that was established to benefit Leatherbury’s 3 children, former owner Rick True returned to manage the business. Additionally, Edward Leatherbury, Jr. joined the firm to begin training to take Batchelor’s Service into the future.
We are committed to providing outstanding customer service, always with an eye toward what is best for you (our client).
From the professionalism of our office staff to the dedication of our field technicians, we are devoted to delivering you the best in heating and air conditioning systems and service in the greater Mobile area. Batchelor’s considers it an honor to enhance your life by creating a more comfortable home environment for you and the people you love.
With Batchelor’s Service, you really will experience “Service Worth Remembering.”