I would like to introduce you to our family owned and operated business.
In 2005 my career as the Director of National Accounts for Allied Waste came to an end and I was only 47 years old. I was however fortunate enough to receive a severance package that allowed me some time to figure out what would be next for me and the family.
So how did you get started in the paper shredding business?
At that time in the Katy area, future plans were being published that the area would be the home to new medical facilities as well as increased office space being built. I did some research and found that there were no Paper Shredding companies located in Katy, so I decided that would be the direction I would go and started West Houston Document Destruction, Inc.
After the decision was made we leased space at the Mason Creek Business Park (I-10 & Mason) and I purchased a shredding machine and truck and opened for business February 1st 2006. The next step involved cold calling the businesses that were open at the time and joining the Katy Chamber of Commerce and attending their events to network and get our name out there and we have continued our membership and participation.
Who was your First Customer?
Our first customers were our Dentist (who we still service), the Katy Chamber (we also still service) and 2 of the local printing shops that I hauled away their waste paper. It is 11 years later and the area has grown and so have we.
So How has your company grown?
West Houston Document Destruction now processes 12,000 pounds of paper each week and delivers this paper to a recycling center so that it can be processed into a new paper products such as a paper towel, napkin, paper plate, cup or tissue etc.
Every individual should protect themselves from Identity theft and all businesses are subject to various laws requiring the proper handling of customer and employee information.
When can people come and see you?
On Saturday from 9-2 or with an appointment during the week, Individuals can watch their papers being shredded at a cost of $5.00 per regular size storage box. A normal box of papers will weigh an estimated 25 pounds and our process takes about 2 minutes to shred that box. We have had hundreds of contacts with individuals over the past years and many of these people come by 1 or 2 times per year and some more often and they know me and my son by name and we know theirs as well.
Business customers can have a customized program for their office to handle the shredding needs as well as recycling. We supply the locked cabinet or cart and a service schedule can be flexible to what your companies needs are. The pick-ups are made mostly by my son Tim or me when I need to help him out. Currently we service over 250 clients in the West Houston area. Our service area includes Sugarland on the south, Kingwood on the north, and the Galleria area on the east and Sealy & Hempstead on the West.
I can be reached at 281-450-9700 for more information.
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