Everyone has waste of some type to dispose of, be it every day trash or a major renovation project at home or work. If there’s a job that is just too big for the normal cleanup process, Comanche Nation tribal member Brian Stillwell is your man. His CPCDC-financed small business will pick up and dispose of your project’s waste through roll-off bins.
First American Waste Management began operations in February 2015 when Stillwell discovered a need in his own tribe to help tribal members keep maintaining their homes and other properties. Having a solution to that problem, Stillwell then went in search of funding and business consulting advice to the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation that is in conjunction with the Comanche Nation Revolving Loan Fund Program’s partnership.
“CPCDC has been a big help and took the time to walk me through all of the paper work,” stated Stillwell.
Having worked in the environmental field for eight years, Stillwell was already familiar with many of the sector’s particular nuances and requirements to ensure First American Waste Management adheres to local, state, tribal and federal regulations. He is a regular at annual waste collection and disposal trainings where he stays updated on all procedures for this industry.
Though Stillwell still works for the Comanche Nation as its Director of Environmental Programs, he continues to run First American Waste Management on the side with his brother Randy Stillwell. Located just outside Lawton, Okla. the company performs pick-up services two days a week, but can expand to six days a week if necessary. Service days are Monday and Friday for current contracts.
Now up and running, Stillwell hopes to build the Oklahoma business up to the point where it can be passed on to his family.
“I believe it is something that can grow into much more for my family,” Stillwell said. “I also think that if we continue to grow, it is a great opportunity for jobs for our tribal members.”
Though he works two jobs, Stillwell says he still enjoys his downtime with his family playing darts, fishing and trying his hand at golf.
Providing professional roll-off bins for delivery, pick-up and disposal of waste is something Stillwell hopes to build in the Lawton area with First American Waste Management, and if you are interested in more information please call 580-514-9580.
The Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation is a lender to Native American-owned businesses across Oklahoma and to Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal members across the United States. If you are seeking a loan to help build your business like Brian Stillwell’s First American Waste Management or would like to inquire about a business loan please call 405-878-4697 or visit at www.cpcdc.org