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Hemley’s Septic: Serving Gig Harbor Since 1962

Hemley’s Septic: Serving Gig Harbor Since 1962

Hemley’s Septic Service got its start almost 60 years ago in 1962. At the time founder, Richard Hemley worked for a company that provided septic repair services. During these formative years, he learned all the ins and outs of septic design, repair, and optimization. So when he saw the first septic pump truck to set […]

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Cen-Tex Waste Water Inc.

Cen-Tex Waste Water Inc.

In recent months, we’ve covered several portable toilet rental companies and waste management firms which got their start around the end of the second world war. During that part of American history, many such companies got their start in the business due to their foresight and readiness to leverage the developing technologies of the day. […]

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Boyett’s: Quality Sanitation Services Since 1957

Boyett’s: Quality Sanitation Services Since 1957

Established in 1957, Boyett’s is one of those many local level sanitation companies that did everything right early on in the game. They struck while the iron was hot when it came to getting into the portable restroom rental, supply, and service business by providing rental portable toilets as soon as the technology became available […]

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Andy Gump Temporary Site Services: An Early Innovator in Portable Restroom Rentals

Andy Gump Temporary Site Services: An Early Innovator in Portable Restroom Rentals

Construction in the San Fernando Valley in the 1940s was very much up in the air. With much of the nation’s resources being pumped into fighting Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers, the shape of construction depended largely on the available materials, which were scarce. As we have covered in recent articles, the early forms […]

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Joy’s Johns: Portable Restrooms & Septic Service

Joy’s Johns: Portable Restrooms & Septic Service

Like many local level septic service companies, Joy’s Johns started largely in response to marked under-development in their home town, Granger, Indiana in 1945. Easily one of the oldest septic service companies that we have covered, Joy’s has grown up alongside the Granger community and has been an important part of the town’s development over […]

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Jim’s Liquid Waste Hauling LLC: Septic Service With a Personal Twist

Jim’s Liquid Waste Hauling LLC: Septic Service With a Personal Twist

Jim’s Liquid Waste Hauling LLC: Septic Service With a Personal Twist Like many local septic service and portable restroom rental companies, Jim’s Liquid Waste Hauling LLC is a family-owned business with a local history and strong ties to the community it serves. Founded in 1988, the company has developed a strong rapport with their customers. […]

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Barnes Sewer & Septic LLC

Barnes Sewer & Septic LLC

The Barnes family began providing septic and sewer treatment services at a time when the industry was very different. In 1957, concepts like microbial community analysis, health-related microorganisms, and biological nutrient removal were novel, and at best- revolutionary. 63 years ago, the Barnes family patriarch, C.A. Barnes, started by providing the people in his local […]

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Central Maine Septic & Portable Rentals

Central Maine Septic & Portable Rentals

Family Run and Operated Year-Round Maine Septic Service While this is the first generation in this business, the owners of Central Maine Septic & Portable Rentals are proud to work together and get their extended family involved in their day-to-day life and operations. Rick and Wendy Turner started the business in 2002 after getting the […]

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GFL Environmental Inc. Serving Canada & 23 U.S. States

GFL Environmental Inc. Serving Canada & 23 U.S. States

Ordinarily, we like to cover smaller, local-level companies, describe their rise to solvency and get into some of the details that make their stories interesting. It’s not often that a large company can strike a similar chord, struggling to grow, offering a respectable value proposition not only to customers but to a community- while achieving […]

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Brogerro’s Services

Brogerro’s Services

Bogerro’s has been in business serving its local community for almost 100 years. A former South Carolina Small Business of the Year, the company was founded in 1938, and Bogerro’s proudly considers itself a family business and treats every employee as a valued family member. Both of the owners are sisters, carrying on the family […]

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