Liquid Environmental Solutions, founded in 2002, set out to become the nation’s largest, most trusted resource for responsibly managing non-hazardous liquid waste. By concentrating exclusively on liquid, non-hazardous waste streams, the founders narrowed their focus and began assembling the requisite people, assets, infrastructure, and processes to differentiate their services in a highly fragmented marketplace. Early on, Liquid Environmental Solutions developed four key operating principles, known today as The Four Pillars, to define its culture and guide its growth strategies. The Four Pillars, which continue to drive the company’s daily operations, are Customer Service, Commitment to the Environment, Compliance/Safety, and Continuous Improvement.
Liquid Environmental Solutions has established itself as an industry leader in the non-hazardous liquid waste management market. LES has accomplished this through rapid expansion of geographic markets served through organic growth and strategic acquisitions as well as significant investments in plants, fleet and technology solutions. Corporate milestones include:
- 2002 | Company Founded | LES formed to acquire U.S. Liquids’ Texas commercial wastewater division
- 2003 | Innovation | LES re-engineers grease trap service offering to provide uniform, reliable, scheduled, service; guaranteeing compliance for statewide accounts
- 2004 | Fleet Investment | LES replaces U.S. Liquids’ fleet with state-of-the-art, weight compliant trucks – winner of the Waste Age Best Truck Design award
- 2004 | FOGLaw™ | LES develops proprietary FOGLaw database; the only database covering local fat oil and grease management regulations in over 6,500 municipal jurisdictions
- 2005 | Expansion of Plant Operations | LES acquires Resource Recovery Techniques of Arizona’s Phoenix plant
- 2008-2009 | Acquisition and Investment | LES acquires Romac’s KC plant, IWS’ Chicago, Jacksonville and Mobile plants
- 2008-2009 | Expand Service Offerings | LES begins offering UCO services in October of 2008
- 2010-2013 | Geographic Expansion | LES opens 14 new service branches in Midwest, Southeast, Northwest and Mid-Atlantic states
- 2014 | National Scale and Follow-On Investment | LES launches initiatives to build industry leading technology platform for service management
- 2015 | Customer Expansion | LES commences new national grease trap contract; seven new branches opened
- 2015 | Geographic Expansion | LES opens 12 service branches in the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S.
- 2016-2017+ | ERP Rollout | LES launches state-of-the-art Triton System (paperless scheduling, routing work completion, and telematics)
- 2016-2017+ | Geographic Expansion | LES acquires All American Grease operations across Southeastern U.S. and opens 8 new service locations across the Southeast