PROfile Preview: Portable Services Inc.

Watch for this profile to see how a husband and wife team changed careers and grew a portable restroom business
PROfile Preview: Portable Services Inc.
Jeff and Jan Bentley of Portable Services Inc. at their company headquarters.

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Jan and Jeff Bentley never planned on owning a portable sanitation company. It just turned out that way.

Jan had been working in the medical field, then was recruited to work for a portable sanitation company. A few months after Jeff retired from the South Carolina Department of Corrections, Jan’s employer wanted to sell the company and the Bentleys jumped at the chance to purchase it.

And then they had a lot to learn.

The former owner is a valuable resource, as are industry trade shows like the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show and the PSAI Convention. “Both of them are so beneficial,” Jan says.

The Bentleys also compensate and treat their employees very well. Some have been in the industry far longer than the two of them, and they know to rely on their experienced employees.

The business is located in Augusta, Georgia, which allows them to provide service for several big special events, including the Aiken County Steeplechase, various polo matches and the Masters Golf Tournament. Jeff says the busiest months are September and October. He’s always glad to see the Masters come – and then he’s glad when it’s over. “It’s almost like getting a physical,” he says.

The couple’s hard work has paid off and the business has grown over the last several years. Look for the full profile on Portable Services Inc. in the December issue of PRO.


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