started in 1973 as a home based business on Franklin Valley
Road in rural Jackson County and has become a multi-faceted
organization located three miles south of Jackson on State Route
The evolution from
a family farm to a successful sole-proprietorship business began
with neighbors' requests to pump their septic tanks with a pumper
used in the Evans hog farming operation. Requests for pumping
increased rapidly as did requests to correct or repair problems
with septic systems. The beginning of the most successful wastewater
treatment business in southeastern Ohio had taken root.
A used backhoe was
purchased at an auction of a local contractor's business in
1974. Within a year, the business was supporting eight employees
and growing every month. The first new backhoe and lowboy trailer
was purchased in 1975, and the first new commercial pumper truckwas
purchased in 1978.
of 30 acres of hillside farm land in 1979 enabled the business
to expand into a retail supplier of drainage materials in addition
to the full line of septic system items. The high visibility
and easily accessable location of the current operation permitted
the sale of metal and plasic culverts, stock watering bowls,
catch basins, drainage pipes, water lines, etc. to become a
major part of the Evans business plan. Individuals and contractors
know they can take it with them or have it delivered from one
of the largest and diverse inventories in the area.
Still known as the
premier installer of wastewater treatment systems in southeastern
Ohio, the diversification into other areas has permitted Ron
Evans Enterprises to expand to 24 employees, 3 backhoes,
4 dump trucks, 2 pumper trucks, a dozer, and a fleet of service
trucks. The company is prepared to react quickly to most any
type of septic, drainage, or construction project.
Mr. Evans continues
to be a firm believer in continuing education for his employees
so that the company can be current with the latest in technology
and construction practices. The technicians and other employees
are factory trained and experienced so that the repairs and
services provided are correct the first time.