We are a small family business run out of Battle Ground, Wa. Just a few miles north of Vancouver, Wa.
I have been in this industry for 13 years now. My wife, Jennifer, and I run this business out of our home just about 1 mile north of Lewisville Park. We have two boys which are 16 and 13 years old. Both attend Battle Ground Schools. Justin, the oldest is at Battle Ground High School, and Matthew, our youngest attends Chief Umtuch Middle School.
We have four employees, three out in the field to respond to alarm calls and pumpings, and one in the office that handles the scheduling.
We have three vacuum trucks. One is named “Mack” one named “Pete” and one named “Freddie”. “Mack” is the backbone of the business with 4,200 gallons of onboard capacity. He can really haul some wastewater. “Pete” is 2,600 gallons and is a great truck for when the schedule is really getting hit hard. “Freddie” can haul 3,400 gallons. At times all three trucks are called at the same time, for really big projects. AKA need to move a lot of wastewater, and need to move it fast.
We also have two inspection trucks. One is a 3/4 ton F2fiddy and the other is a Freightliner Sprinter Van. Both are usually what we run around it. Both don’t do any pumpings. They respond out to alarms and inspection/real estate inspection calls.
But the backbone and brains of this operation is my wife Jennifer. Before her, I was just a hard working man spinning my tires and working hard. She has made our lives much easier by getting us to work smarter, and not so hard.
Most of the time she is the one answering phones and scheduling appointments. With four trucks and two vacuum trucks driving around, we usually have someone close by.