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.
From left, Cliff Wilkin, Beichner Waste Services co-owner, Steve Swanson, Five Star Bank commercial lending vice president, Bud Beichner, founder of Beichner Services, John Beichner, Beichner Waste Services co-owner, Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-C-I Chautauqua County, and Sean Dixon, Beichner Waste Services co-owner are shown in front of one of the new trucks for Beichner Waste Services. The business, which was originally established in 1963, has reopened to provide waste-removal services. For more information, call 962-1020.
P-J photos by Dennis Phillips
''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.