When people choose a business to work with, they may not always consider the business’s history or background before they make their decision. However, it’s super important for consumers to think about any given company’s values, motivators, and qualifications—not just the low price or speed of their services. This is especially true when it comes to small, local businesses that offer a satisfying alternative to impersonal corporations.
Advantage Disposal is a prime example. We’re a family-owned and locally operated business with an impressive history in the Schenectady area. As a waste collection company, we compete with the big guys on a regular basis and have actually managed to maintain an edge against them. How? By staying true to the strong, core values that are the bedrock of our company.
Family Tradition of Excellence
You see, our history as a family-owned operation goes all the way back to 1959, which is when the family business was first established. Our owner’s father ran the original business, so our owner grew up working alongside him for years. During that time, he learned invaluable lessons about hard work, integrity, responsibility, and professionalism. In 1987, our owner finally branched out and started his own business, which then morphed into Advantage Disposal.
Our family history taught us to go the extra mile for our customers and to take care of our local community. For example, we happily make unique accommodations for our elderly and special needs customers who have difficulty moving their trash cans on their own.
Moreover, as part of our old-fashioned service, we do all of our trash pickups the traditional way: by hand. Those corporate waste collection companies use mechanical arms as a time- and money-saving measure, but the fact remains these mechanical arms are bad for customers. They’re imprecise and always seem to miss the truck, which means trash items are usually left scattered around lawns and driveways.
On top of all that, we’re also actively involved in local charities and community organizations.
Family-Owned Means Top Notch
So, what’s the takeaway here? A company’s history matters. When it’s a local, family-owned business, you’re likely to receive much better quality and service. It’s that simple. Advantage Disposal is proof!