Formerly Jon and Sons Disposal Service
As of 2017, Jon and Sons Disposal Service is now known as Steve’s Sanitation.
History of Steve’s Sanitation
Steve’s Sanitation started out with 2 trucks. In 1986 Steve & Kay Melgard purchased Brasel’s Hauling. One route truck and a spare truck. The business was run out of their house with trucks parked in the back yard. From day one the company started to expand. They moved to a new house with a small shed in the back. In 1993, the first roll-off truck was purchased. This expanded the waste services provided, and required a new building.
In 1998, a new building including a shed, shop, and a small office were built in east industrial park in Perham. In 2000, the company expanded their waste services to new areas. During 2001 Steve and Kay’s oldest son, Kelly started working for the company as a driver. They continued to expand and on January 1st 2004, Meyer’s Garbage Service was purchased. The purchase of the company expanded the service area more.
A new office was built in 2005 to accommodate the expansion. They continued to expand their service area and added more trucks. In 2006, Steve and Kay’s other son Casey joined the company as a driver. During 2008, Kelly’s wife Stacie joined the company in the office.
In January 2015, Casey’s wife Sarah joined the company in the office. On December 31, 2015, Steve retired from the company with Kelly and Casey taking over managerial duties. Kelly is the president and Casey is the Vice President.
On January 1, 2017, Jon and Sons Disposal Service was purchased. This expanded their waste service area into Becker County.
The company has always been family oriented. 4 husbands and wives and many fathers and sons have worked for the company at the same time. Currently 2 husbands and wives, 2 fathers and sons, and a couple work for the company.
From the beginning, it was very important to Steve’s Sanitation that they support the towns and people that they have the opportunity to work with. That commitment continues to be just as strong today as it was in the beginning. They spread their business to the business’s that support them. They support local community events. Steve’s Sanitation always try to find the best and most cost-effective way to help their customers out, even if that means getting them in contact with someone else.