February 9, 2022
After a long-awaited delay, our teammate, Mike White received the Portable Sanitation Association International’s (PSAI) coveted award as 2020 Service Technician of the Year. The PSAI had little trouble in selecting Mike for this award based on Mike’s track record of excellence and success in the industry.
Mike began working in 1976 and has never stopped. Throughout High School he worked several jobs averaging 35 hours per week, along with attending school. Those early occupations included working in the Rialto, California school district printing facility and delivering papers for the L.A. Times.
After that, Mike worked for many years in the printing industry along with a handful of years in the construction trade. While in construction, Mike encountered portable toilets and he decided how he would approach the business if he ever had the chance to.
In 2006 Mike moved from California to Ontario, Oregon and began working for Anytime Portables. Mike learned septic, portable toilets, special events, and emergency response, along with a lot of valuable information about equipment and servicing. “I just liked the people, the idea of helping to create clean facilities at jobsites and events,” said Mike. “ Being out in construction all those years, I saw the portables and I thought, if I get to do this, I’m going to do it right.”
In those early days with Anytime, Mike covered a lot of the business by himself. The company grew over the years, and eventually expanded through the acquisition of Treasure Valley Toilets. Fast forward to the Spring of 2019 when our company was in the process of acquiring the Eastern Oregon based company, Anytime Portables, and the name “Big Mike” kept coming up. This character was doing it all; the services, running the crews, fixing the equipment, and interfacing with the customers.
It did not take us long after meeting Mike to match up his talents and capabilities with his new role as PortaPros Ontario Operations Manager. Today, he is a valuable contributor within our company’s management and strategy team. He makes the people around him better and he is full of gratitude and a growth mindset. He is running a mult-million dollar business and we’re glad he found this way to our company.
It was fun to be a part of presenting Mike’s award this past week the PSAI’s annual convention and trade show in Reno, Nevada. Mike, your industry, and your company are proud of you.