Air Equipment and Repair has serviced the coatings industry since 1976

About Us

Our Story

 Air Equipment and Repair, Inc. was established in 1976 in the heart of Downtown San Antonio to service the paint equipment industry. Over the years we have included new equipment and parts for expanding industries such as Powder Coat, Sandblast, Fiberglass,and Spray Foam from major manufacturers such as Graco, Binks, Clemco, and PMC to help our growing list of customers from all over the world. Our inside and outside sales personnel are very knowledgeable. Many have been with us for over 30 years. They will be happy to assist you in meeting your needs 

Our Team

Butch Pannell - President

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 Butch is the technical mind behind Air Equipment's success.  With over 40 years experience in sales, repairs, custom builds, and on site training, Butch has seen it all and can assist our customers with nearly anything. 


Butch@air-equipment.com

Juli Weber - Vice President

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Juli has been with Air Equipment since it opened n 1976 when she was just 16 years old,  She has a great passion for the business and, most of all, her customers.  As a matter of fact, most customers still work directly with her today. 


Juli@air-equipment.com

Leigh Ballowe - GM

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Leigh started working at Air Equipment in 1984 manually tracking inventory everyday.  He has since learned the business inside and out and is now the store's General Manager.  If you have an old or obscure part number, chances are Leigh will know what it is.


Leigh@air-equipment.com

Paul Espinoza - Shipping/Receiving

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 Paul has been with the company since 1988.  He is known as the local shipping guru.  Making sure the customer gets their parts in timely manor as well as all in one piece is what he's about.   

(Se Habla Espanol)


Paul@air-equipment.com

Mike Carroll - Outside Sales

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Mike has been with Air Equipment since 1982!  He's worked in every aspect, from repairs, to inside sales and finally outside sales.  He cares deeply about his customers and always goes the extra mile to make sure their needs are met. 


Mike@air-equipment.com

Jason Weber - Inside Sales/Marketing

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 Jason started with Air Equipment in 2010 but, being Juli's son, has been around the company his entire life.  He is determined to keep the company's namesake in great hands for generations to come. 


Jason@air-equipment.com

Sylvia Valdez - Accounting

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 Syliva started at AER in 2011.  She has an extensive background in both finance as well as running a business of her own.  Her attention to detail makes her a valuable part of the Air Equipment team. 


AP@air-equipment.com

Calvin Ardies - Technical Service

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 Calvin joined the company in 2015 and has since mastered nearly all the equipment.  His technical mind and hands on attitude make him an asset. 


Calvin@air-equipment.com

Doug Wright - Outside Sales

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 Doug is the newest addition to the Air Equipment family, joining in February of 2017.  Prior to Air Equipment, Doug spent 22 years in facilities maintenance in the industrial finishing field.  Doug will be covering, mainly, the Austin/Waco area, but will be covering East and West Texas as well. 


Doug@air-equipment.com

Corey Weber - Counter Sales

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Corey joined Air Equipment in August of 2018. He is Juli's youngest son and brings a young energy to the company helping with counter sales, deliveries, and shipping and receiving.

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Air Equipment and Repair

618 Avenue E, San Antonio, Texas 78215, United States

(210) 223-3157

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