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About Us

Midwest Environmental Services, Inc. (Midwest) is a thriving privately-owned environmental services company with five locations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, employing approximately 90 skilled professionals.

Throughout our four-decade journey, our mission has remained constant: to deliver top-tier environmental protection services to our valued clients. Leveraging the diverse expertise across our office locations, the extensive experience of our dedicated team, and our network of trusted partners, Midwest has set the gold standard on every level of safe environmental management for our customers.

Midwest is Founded

Midwest Environmental Services, Inc. was born from the visionary partnership of Dennis Sterling and Doug Gronauer, ignited by the surging demand for cutting-edge environmental waste disposal and cleanup solutions within a rapidly evolving marketplace.

1981

1982

Midwest Envrionmental Services Incorporated

Midwest’s journey began, with its corporate headquarters tucked away in the cozy back room of a Brownstown, IN pizza shop.

Evolution

Midwest’s journey reached a milestone in 1987 becoming a fully-fledged, licensed, and permitted environmental management powerhouse through the strategic acquisition of Klor Kleen, located in the vibrant city of Cincinnati, Ohio.

1987

1995

Charlestown, Indiana

The year 1995 marked a pivotal moment in Midwest’s history, as they unveiled the Midwest Resource Recovery Center (MRRC) in the heart of Charlestown, Indiana. This cutting-edge facility was built for the reclamation of fuels and materials, as well as the expert management of non-hazardous waste, reinforcing Midwest’s commitment to environmental excellence.

Hamilton, Ohio

Expanding their Ohio footprint, Midwest opens a state-of-the-art facility that embodies innovation and excellence in environmental services.

2013

2016

Passing the torch

Dennis Sterling retires, leaving Doug Gronauer sole ownership, guiding Midwest into a new era of leadership and vision.

Greenfield, Indiana

Continuing the quest for growth and impact, Midwest opens the doors to a brand-new facility in Greenfield, Indiana, further extending the range of services and solidifying their commitment to environmental excellence.

2021

2021

Louisville, Kentucky

Expanding their reach and embracing fresh horizons, Midwest proudly introduces a cutting-edge facility in Louisville, Kentucky, expanding services and environmental solutions in the Bluegrass state.

Paving the way

Midwest remains at the forefront of the environmental services industry, consistently setting high standards for safety and compliance.

Today

1981-Midwest is Founded

Midwest Environmental Services, Inc. was born from the visionary partnership of Dennis Sterling and Doug Gronauer, ignited by the surging demand for cutting-edge environmental waste disposal and cleanup solutions within a rapidly evolving marketplace.

1982-Midwest Envrionmental Services Incorporated

Midwest’s journey began, with its corporate headquarters tucked away in the cozy back room of a Brownstown, IN pizza shop.

1987-Evolution

Midwest’s journey reached a milestone in 1987 becoming a fully-fledged, licensed, and permitted environmental management powerhouse through the strategic acquisition of Klor Kleen, located in the vibrant city of Cincinnati, Ohio.

1995-Charlestown, Indiana

The year 1995 marked a pivotal moment in Midwest’s history, as they unveiled the Midwest Resource Recovery Center (MRRC) in the heart of Charlestown, Indiana. This cutting-edge facility was built for the reclamation of fuels and materials, as well as the expert management of non-hazardous waste, reinforcing Midwest’s commitment to environmental excellence.

2013-Hamilton, Ohio

Expanding their Ohio footprint, Midwest opens a state-of-the-art facility that embodies innovation and excellence in environmental services.

2016-Passing the Torch

Dennis Sterling retires, leaving Doug Gronauer sole ownership, guiding Midwest into a new era of leadership and vision.

2021-Greenfield, Indiana

Continuing the quest for growth and impact, Midwest opens the doors to a brand-new facility in Greenfield, Indiana, further extending the range of services and solidifying their commitment to environmental excellence.

2021-Louisville, Kentucky

Expanding their reach and embracing fresh horizons, Midwest proudly introduces a cutting-edge facility in Louisville, Kentucky, expanding services and environmental solutions in the Bluegrass state.

Today-Paving the Way

Midwest remains at the forefront of the environmental services industry, consistently setting high standards for safety and compliance.

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With locations in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, Midwest is committed to serving you safely and efficiently.

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