"We are a private held company, owned by husband and wife who make a great well-balanced team. While building on our various strengths and abilities, we have become seasoned business owners. Although we are very proud of our success, we value and recognize that there is always room for improvement.
In our first business decade, Suburban Waste Services had expanded from two employees and one truck to forty employees and thirty trucks. Additionally, we have expanded our services and market place. Needless to say, this has caused many growing pains. However, all of these "bumps and bruises" have made us wise and humble. We have endured a recipe of a depressed economic climate, multiple amendments to waste legislation, heavy competition, and an array of changes to landfill requirements and terms.
So many people ask us, "Why did you choose the waste industry?" And so, our story begins...
After a few years of marriage, we were proudly expecting our first daughter to be born. Although Lou was so excited when our precious baby girl had finally arrived, he was not fulfilled in his career and knew he had wanted more. The one way he could feel confident in successfully supporting his new family was to become his own boss. But how would he achieve that goal? Anyone who knew Louie could always see the excitement he had expressed when he would speak about the waste industry. After all, The Bizzari Family was involved in the trash business for many generations in the Philadelphia area. Since he was a young man in elementary school, he breathed and lived the trash business! (No pun intended) But after his family dissolved their company, Lou ultimately worked for other industries. With Lou's fifteen years of hands-on experience in waste management and his desire of being self-employed, I knew that he had needed my support to follow his dream.
Although most start-ups fail within the first couple of years, I believed that it was better to try and possibly fail, then to never have tried at all. We were determined and were young. We had an entrepreneurial spirit. To our advantage during that time, I was employed full time with another company. I knew I would be able to support the household on a conservative budget while Lou built the business. After working diligently on our business plan, a huge sacrifice of our savings account and a SBA loan, Suburban Waste Services became a reality.