CCIDA Assists Beichner Waste Services, Inc. to Continue Growth in the Community: Sinclairville Business Receives $80,000 Loan for Expansion
Beichner Waste Services, Inc. (BWS) received an $80,000 loan from the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) through its AL Tech Revolving Loan Fund. This loan will assist BWS in their continued expansion in the Southern Tier. When the waste service company started in March 2013, it had only two trucks, and now the company acquired three more. While the business is located here in Chautauqua County on 5786 Route 380 in Sinclairville, Beichner Waste Services has expanded to Cattaraugus County and has also acquired a license to do business in Pennsylvania.
Beichner Waste Services, INC.
Hearty trucks trundle through the deserted streets, working swiftly under the cover of darkness. In the quiet evening hours, these trucks hum and rumble their way from destination to destination, set with an important task that is seldom thought of. Large containers of garbage and recycling wait to be loaded up and deposited in the landfill by hard working hands and dedication. Beichner Waste Services has returned to the area, bringing local heart and commitment into a ‘dirty’ business. “We try to service our customers at night, when there is no one else out,” Cliff Wilkin, co-owner, explains. Constant consideration is given to his customers’ experience. “Most customers, you don’t hear anything from – that’s when you know you’re doing a good job.”
Beichner Waste Services: Creating Local Growth and Long-Standing Commitment
After closing shop for twenty-five years, Beichner Waste Services, Inc. re-opened their doors in March with a fresh, local approach to providing Chautauqua County and surrounding areas with waste disposal and recycling needs.
Originally founded by Theodore “Bud” Beichner in 1963, Beichner provided Western New York with different waste removal services for 20 years. The company was sold in 1989 due to increasing corporate growth that led to a struggle for local companies to thrive.
Beichner Waste Services Continues Growth
SINCLAIRVILLE- Beichner Waste Services reopened its doors only nine months ago, but it has managed to acquire more than 200 customers, including Southern Tier Brewery, St. Bonaventure University and the North Harmony Transfer Station.
"We grew quicker than we thought," said John Beichner, one of the company's three owners.
The reason for this growth can be attributed to the business being known for better service and cheaper prices with the added bonus of it being locally owned. According to Cliff Wilkin, another owner of Beichner Waste Services, the waste service company is the largest locally owned commercial service in Jamestown and the second largest in the southern part of the county.
"We had a family business - we had that for many years," Beichner said. "We started out with one account, $35 per month. So, we started from zero. We took a big risk."
"I had left the industry myself back in 2008, and thought the idea was something that could be done," said Wilkin. "I worked with my other partners for about eight years prior to that. We just got together. We thought we could pull it off. We had some funds we had saved up, and we went to a bank, got some financing from the bank and just decided to go ahead and do it."
When the waste service company started in March it had only two trucks, and now the company commands three more. Beichner Waste Services' plans for expansion do not just stop there, however. While the business is located here in Chautauqua County, Beichner Waste Services has expanded to Cattaraugus County and has also acquired a license to do business in Pennsylvania.
"(We want to) just continue what we are doing," Wilkin said. "Maybe further into Pennsylvania, probably into the south of main cities because we got one side in Olean and one side in Jamestown."
"This country was founded on small business," said John Runkle, Chautauqua County legislator. "And to see a small group of guys just get together like this, and create this business and proliferate it, make it larger, make it successful is a wonderful thing."
While the business does service residential areas, it currently only does dumpsters; however, it is looking into possibly offering pick up. It hauls everything in-county as well, supporting the Chautauqua County Landfill.
Beichner has been in the area since childhood, and his family still lives on Route 380, where Beichner Waste Services is located. Nicknamed "Beichnerville" as a joke, the name stuck when the company created the first lawful landfill in the county.
Originally founded in 1963 by Theodore "Bud" Beichner, the company provided Western New York with all forms of waste removal services for two decades before Bud sold the company in 1989. Twenty-four years later, Bud's son, with Wilkin and Sean Dixon, reopened the business.
Beichner Waste Services can be contacted at 962-1020 for any inquiries.
Back in Business
A familiar name is back in Chautauqua County once again to handle waste-removal services.
Beichner Waste Services has reopened to be a locally owned and operated waste-removal business for commercial and residential use. The business offers a full range of front-load dumpsters for use in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, and the Southern Tier. Business officials will create a pickup schedule to best meet customer disposal and recycling needs. Sizes range from 2 to 8 yards to handle business waste stream. Also, 6-yard containers for household remodeling or cleanup projects.
Beichner Services was original founded in 1963 by Theodore ''Bud'' Beichner. For two decades, the company provided Western New York with all forms of waste removal services. In 1989, Bud sold the company. However, now 25 years later, his son, John, along with Sean Dixon and Cliff Wilkin, have reopened the business.
''I am extremely proud to say that we are 'Back in business,''' Beichner said. ''Bud was known for his incredible work ethic and outrageous customer service. My father instilled in me the simple business philosophy: Nothing short of complete customer satisfaction is acceptable.''
Beichner said he has more than 37 years of experience in waste removal management. His partners, Dixon and Wilkin, together have more than 25 years of experience.
''There is more than 60 years of experience between us,'' Beichner said. ''We're not jumping into something we don't know about. We are proud to be 100 percent locally owned and operated. At the most basic economic level, when you buy local products and services, more money stays in the local community.''
Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-C-I Chautauqua County, who was at Beichner Waste Services location, 5760 Route 380, Sinclairville, on Monday said it was great to have a local company back in the waste-removal-services business.
''Beichner's had the first lawful landfill in the county. It was called Beichnerville,'' he said. ''With a local company now providing competition for the national company, it will lead to more competitive pricing for county residents.''
Bud said when he owned the business, he had local municipal waste removal contracts for communities like Celoron, Lakewood and Sinclairville.
''When I first started, each contract was for one year. They started liking me so much the contract lengths became longer, going to three years. For Sinclairville, it was five years.''
Beichner said he wants to thank Steve Swanson, who is the commercial lending vice president for Five Star Bank, for his assistance in getting the business restarted.
For more information, call 962-1020.