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Our Story at Ability Center

Darrell Heath

We're poised for continued growth by keeping ahead of the need.

Ability Center, founded by Darrell Heath and just a few staff members in 1994, has expanded to over 100 employees in 13 locations throughout the Western United States; California, Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona. Collectively, we serve more than 10,000 mobility customers annually with personalized, caring service and handicap accessible products for your home and vehicle.

In 1978, Darrell worked converting vans for disabled use at the infancy of the mobility van movement. 16 years later, his first Ability Center store in San Diego, CA, opened dedicated to helping the physically challenged elevate their quality of life through increased mobility.

Since then, we have been at the forefront of the wheelchair accessible vehicle personalization and adaptive design industry, and grown to serve three states from local stores in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Tucson, Orange County, Inland Empire and Phoenix. Our vision is to be recognized as the country's preferred provider of the highest quality mobility equipment products and service for the physically challenged.


Everyone at Ability Center dedicates our time, energies and resources to those who are disabled in an effort to solve mobility problems. We explore ever-expanding technologies and techniques. But disabilities are often complicated and change with time, necessitating future evaluations and study.

Our clients often have ideas of what they want or need before they come to us. We encourage discussion of those concepts. A relationship of understanding is imperative for finding the solutions to the problem a disability can present. We, in turn, explain the flexibilities and limitations of new technologies and equipment. In the final analysis, we seek what works for our clients.

We well understand that disabilities present serious limitations and the ability to adapt to new equipment may be stressful. Older equipment may have become familiar over time the new will certainly be different. We will do our best within the parameters of adjustments to fit the required equipment to the specific need. As we dedicate ourselves to the solution of the problem, we request patience and adaptive effort.