Our Philosophy

Some of most beautiful views and most wonderful memories are beachside !


AccessRec prides its business on affordability, quality and efficiency. Although we strive to make our products the most affordable on the market, allowing more beach and recreation communities to expand their accessibility, we also maintain our expectation that these products be the best on the market. To ensure high quality standards, AccessRec focuses on the performance of our products at every stage - from design, to manufacturing and the ultimate end use. Key focus areas included durability, stability and maneuverability. While our products provide all of these things, the highlight is their simplicity. We know that simplicity is particularly important for beach staff. Easy installation and removal allow our mats to be where they are needed the most – entry ramps on the beach to special events. Quick and easy removal also allow for storage off season or in inclement weather, preserving the product as well as your investment.

 

Our History

AccessRec, LLC – USA headquarter An American family owned business, AccessRec was founded in March 2013 by Sebastien Ragon, his wife, Kristen Welsh Ragon and John Rafanello in Clifton, NJ - USA. The development of AccessRec was truly inspired by both Sebastien and Kristen’s passion for leisure and recreational activities, as a holistic approach for healthy living. In 2011 (while working for another roll out matting system manufactured in France Sebastien met John who was engaged to repair Mobi-Mat® Recpath products distributed by Deschamps Mats Systems Inc. Together, they formed AccessRec, with the mission of providing safe, effective access to recreational opportunities for individuals of all abilities. From beach access chairs to beach accessibility mats, AccessRec offers a wide range of products to improve safe access to water-based recreation. Let us assist you in making your outdoor space more accessible for ALL!

AccessRec Europe – Europe headquarter

Our customers have quickly embraced AccessRec products. In response AccessRec expanded internationally to appeal to its customers’ needs all over the world. Our successful products and customers’ satisfaction motivated Yannick Ragon, Sebastien’s brother, to implement AccessRec Europe in March 2015. AccessRec Europe is conveniently located in Nancy, France, at the center of Europe, to easily and quickly meet customers’ needs in Europe, the Middle East or Africa. AccessRec Europe offers the same wonderful range of products to improve safe access to water-based recreation. AccessRec Europe is proud to have many customers all over the world and hopes that you will soon become a customer of ours.

Sebastien Ragon

Sebastien has over a decade of experience in the water-based access industry. His expertise includes negotiating and collaborating with city officials, park managers, other government and non-profit organizations, as well as individuals, in the acquisition process to close deals ranging from $1,000 to $3.5 million dollars. His strong ethical approach of confronting any challenge continues to make him a great partner with distributors, agents, contractors and governmental clients. He prides himself on innovative thinking which has resulted in improving and creating new products nationally, as well as internationally. Sebastien has participated in several hearings with the U.S. Access Board and the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association to discuss and establish ADA beach access routes. His expertise, experience and sensitivity were invaluable in assessing the need for ADA guidelines which mandates access to beaches for all. Sebastien has also participated in numerous conferences, trade shows and trainings such as the ADA Symposium, National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA), American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA), to stay in the forefront of the Accessibility and Recreation Industries. Sebastien is always ready to roll up his sleeves to help clients with installations or to demonstrate the superior quality of AccessRec products. He values the feedback of clients first hand by being available in the field to assess immediate and future needs. Although, Sebastien began his work improving access for ALL in 2004, his personal experience of rehabilitating from a stroke in 2013, further sealed both his and Kristen’s commitment to therapeutic recreation and availability. Sebastien proudly attributes his recovery to his characteristic perseverance and hard work, and undeniably, Kristen’s dedication and support. This successful teamwork is reflected in their work ethic, creating the foundation of AccessRec.

John Rafanello / New Jersey Wire Cloth Company Inc.

John has an extensive experience in the polyester matting Industry. John took over the family business, NJWC, originally established in 1959. John and Seb have been partnering to manufacture AccessMat®, the world’s best ADA compliant beach access mats! John’s customer service is unmatched and his final product is always backed with satisfaction guaranteed.

AccessRec Team:

AccessRec, LLC partnered with New Jersey Wire Cloth Co., Inc. in March of 2013 to manufacture AccessMat, the world’s best beach access mat – with people with disabilities at heart and beach staff communities in mind. Let us introduce you to the AccessRec Team from the left to the right: Pete, Ed, Sandy, John, Seb, Scott, Aaron, Kristen and Clifford. All united to manufacture and supply the best ADA/ABA complaint Beach Access Surfaces & Beach Chairs !