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About A 1st Rate Pumping & Potty

In the late 1960s, Mark Southwick joined his father, Clyde, into the commercial pumping service business. Mark’s motto was the customer always comes first, and do the job right the first time. After Mark died unexpectedly in 2005, his wife Julie, son Jarred, and daughter Katie kept Mark’s dream alive by continuing the company in his honor. 

Today, we are excited to announce that A 1st Rate Pumping Service along with our team, Jarred, Katie and Trevor have joined the Uribe Refuse Services family under their subsidiary Waste to Energy Lincoln!

We are dedicated to ensuring the same great service you’ve come to expect and are excited about the new opportunities ahead.  

Memberships & Associations

  • State Certified “Master” Pumpers: License #C1789 (Jarred Southwick)

  • State Certified “Journeyman” Pumper: License #2767 (Trevor Sykes)

  • Licensed by the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department

  • Member of the Nebraska Restaurant Association

  • First liquid waste company to be a Better Business Bureau member (1995)

  • In 2009, Julie Southwick was appointed to a three-year term by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality