|Christine and Herb Storer|
STOCKTON, NY - There’s an expression that says, “don’t go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
That echoes the philosophy of Herb Storer, who saw a need in the county and used his entrepreneurial skills and ambition to turn that demand into a successful business. Storer’s Container Service, Inc., a waste disposal business, was founded in 1987 with just a handful of customers, one truck and 7 rolloff boxes. Today, the business has grown to serve almost 300 residential and commercial clients, with eleven rolloff trucks and two front load trucks.
Locally owned and family operated, Storer’s serves all of Chautauqua County. Its services include commercial waste hauling, residential garbage pick up and removal, trash service, waste disposal and demolition debris removal.
According to Herb’s wife Christine Storer, who serves as office manager, the business started when Herb wanted to branch off and add another business to the original company, Storer’s Excavating and Trucking. Now two separate entities, Herb bought the company from his parents in 1996. “Herb bought both and really grew both companies significantly. Herb has a passion for it…he is really why we are here.”
Before adding waste disposal, Christine says the business “was basically an excavating and trucking company.” Today, Storer’s Excavating and Trucking still provides trucking services and hauls aggregates, stone, sand and gravel. According to Christine, topsoil continues to be a their big seller each spring and is the “best topsoil in town.”
Fitting a Variety of Needs
To fit a variety of residential and commercial needs, Storer’s provides two, four, six and eight yard front load dumpsters, as well as large 20, 30, and 40-yard boxes containers. While the larger boxes are generally reserved for construction and demolition, the smaller containers are a good fit for households who may not have village or town garbage pick-up, which is sometimes common in rural communities. She encourages residents to use one of the four transfer stations in the county for recycling.
Storer’s has served the Chautauqua County Fair for many years - perhaps you have seen the black and white cow spotted barrels. While there are other companies that provide box pick up, Christine adds, “our advantage is that we are locally owned and operated and very community oriented.” Another plus is that there is enough flexibility in its scheduling to meet the last minute needs of its customers. And when they do call, Christine says customers will speak to one of its trained staff members that will assist each call with the best in customer service.
|Storer's Container Service has served the Chautauqua County Fair for many years.|
“Our day can be planned by 7 a.m., but by 7:10 it can be completely changed,” says Christine, who emphasizes the company’s willingness to be as flexible as possible with its customers. Although requesting 24 hour notice for pick up or delivery, when customers demand it, one of Storer’s seven drivers can usually accommodate a request within a few hours, she adds.
Their Business is ‘Picking Up’
“For our residential customers, we have just gotten 60 new two and four-yard boxes,” which Christine points out, are ready to fulfill new customer demand. “We go into Bemus Pt., Dewittville, Mayville, Chautauqua, Cherry Creek, Leon, South Dayton, Sheridan, Stockton and Cassadaga, and anywhere else within a 40 mile or so radius.”
“For our construction customers, we do offer larger boxes, roll-out containers for larger jobs, and a 40 yard size for major demolition." Another customer incentive is that Storer’s construction multi-box contractor rates are less than its one time flat contractor construction or clean out rate.
For more information on Storer’s Container Service, Inc., individuals can visit www.storerscontainer.com or follow Christine’s advice and call 716-595-3186 and speak to one of the company’s helpful office staff, who will answer all their questions completely and professionally. Storer’s is physical location is 7534 Route 380 in Stockton.