Young’s began modestly in 1979 with founder Robert Young taking on small sewer jobs as a subcontractor. He started with one backhoe, a truck, and no experience. Young, previously a car salesman, had never even been on a construction site until a friend offered him a job as a laborer for a plumbing and heating company. Shortly thereafter, when his friend needed some excavating done, Young offered to do the work on subcontractual basis. He headed to the local John Deere Industrial Equipment shop on July 5th of ’79 and placed a down payment on a John Deere 410-D Tractor / Loader /Backhoe combo and learned how to operate it in the parking lot of the store.
Jobs and sales grew slowly, but steadily at first then began to climb dramatically between 1985 and 1988. With the company’s success and expansion of services, due largely to the quality of its crews, in March of 1989 R.S. Young Excavating made the shift to Young’s Environmental Cleanup, Inc.
Since 1989, this family owned and operated company, has earned the reputation of an industry leader based upon outstanding service, safety, cost-effectiveness, dependability, and the capability to provide turn-key operations on a very short and sometimes emergency basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all 365 days of the year.
Today, Young’s provides the highest quality service to a large client base throughout the United States from our offices located in Flint and Grand Rapids, Michigan. On average over the last five years, Young’s has safely and effectively responded to approximately 400 spills annually involving hazardous and non-hazardous material releases. In total, Young’s completes well over 1,800 projects per year. Employing more than 100 dedicated employees, some of which have been with the company since R.S. Young Excavating, Young’s Environmental has tools, experience, and personnel to meet and exceed our customers needs.