In 1974 Jim and his wife, Bonnie, bought the business after a rare blood disease left Ken blind. Over the last 35 years, they have continued to grow their very loyal customer base. Ken Berquist & Son Disposal remains competitive in a tough market that has become dominated by national and multi-national corporations. Our customers like the idea of a small family business and the all the benefits that come along with supporting local companies.
Today the tradition continues. Jim is joined on the trucks by his sons Dan and Mike. Bonnie continues to work in the office. Mike‘s wife is now working for the family business in the office as well. Ken Berquist and Son Disposal now employees eleven people and has a total of eight trucks.
We would like to thank our long time customers and we look forward to a long lasting relationship with our newer customers. We greatly appreciate your support of our local, family owned and operated business.
For more information on our services or rates please call our office.
Ken Berquist and Son Disposal has been in business since 1930. Ken Berquist started the company with a route through Highland Park in St Paul. Just 15 years old, Ken cut the back off of an old Chevy truck and added a box to haul 55-gallon drums full of ash and coal cinders. Back then people used to burn their garbage and would call Ken when their barrels were full of ashes. During the Great Depression he also hauled construction materials and black dirt-anything to make a dollar during difficult times. Eventually he bought one of the first commercial snowplows in St. Paul and supplemented his income by clearing parking lots during winter. When Ken’s oldest son, Ted, got his driver’s license, he helped out behind the wheel of the truck. Jim, Ken’s youngest son, helped haul the barrels.