Veit Corporate History

Beginning with a single truck and a handful of employees in 1928, Veit has grown to more than 500 employees and become one of the largest Specialty Contracting and Waste Management companies in the Upper Midwest. Now in its third generation, our family-owned business has a long history of customer service, innovation, and attention to detail.
 
 
Company Timeline:
 
1928
Frank Veit starts Veit & Company and buys first Chevrolet truck with a dump box from Osseo Motors, now Iten Chevrolet.
1931
Arthur Veit (Frank's son) joins the company.
1932
Company buys a "Jiffy" dump truck from Osseo Motors.
1936
Company buys first hydraulic dump truck from Osseo Motors.
1939
Frank passes away and Arthur inherits the company.
1941
Company buys first piece of excavating equipment, an HD4 Caterpillar Traxcavator from Ziegler Company.
1942
First shop built in Brooklyn Park primarily using materials that were salvaged from a barn demolition in Hopkins, MN.
1955
Arthur's son Vaughn goes to work for the company as a laborer.
1958
Veit & Company moves from Brooklyn Park to new shop. Opens first landfill in Brooklyn Park, MN.
1959
The company is first in Minnesota to own a Caterpillar D8H with a unique hydraulic ripper.
1960
First in Minnesota to own Caterpillar's first rubber-tired loader, a 966A, which worked faster than track loaders. Buys first low-boy tractor from Twin City Mack.
1963
First in Minnesota to own a 966C Cat articulated loader.
1966
Vaughn is promoted to President of Veit & Company, Inc.
1975
Arthur retires and Vaughn assumes leadership of the company.
1981
New headquarters opens in Rogers, Minnesota
1990
Veit Disposal Systems (VDS) begins with one truck and 30 boxes.
1993
Equipment service building is added to the headquarters facilities in Rogers. This facility services over 2000 pieces of equipment. Veit opens landfill in Big Lake, Minnesota.
1994
VDS Como Recycling and Transfer Facility opens.
1996
Company Acquires Disposal Systems, Inc. of St. Paul and R & W Roll-Off Services of Carver.
1998
Company Acquires Denny's Roll-Off Service of St. Louis Park and Adams Roll-Off of Rochester, MN. Opens landfill and expands hauling operations in Austin, MN.
1999
Veit Disposal System expands to Duluth/Superior market. Officially forms the Veit Utility Group. Purchases Minnesota based Solidification, Inc. of Des Moines, Iowa, further expanding the company's geotechnical construction services.
2000
Builds new 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art recycling facility in Rochester, MN. Acquires Northland Demolition of Hibbing, MN. Opens Duluth, MN landfill called Demolition Landfill Services. Purchases W.G. Jaques, Inc. of Des Moines, Iowa, further expanding the company's geotechnical construction services.
2001
Purchases Viking Pipe Services of Bemidji, MN.
2002
Forms Veit Foundation Group, which includes the operations of W.G. Jaques and Solidification Inc. Permits new construction and demolition debris landfill in Becker, MN.
2003
Celebrates 75 years in business on June 18.
2004
Opens Vonco II Construction & Demolition Debris Landfill - the largest of it type in Minnesota.
2005
Purchases Numa downhole hammer drill, which is the only drill of its kind in MN for use in installing foundation piles in dense soils and rock.
2007
Purchases the regions' only high reach backhoe for precise demolition at heights exceeding 120 feet.
2008
Installs recycling equipment at Como Material Recovery Facility, significantly increasing recycling rates for construction/demo waste. Acquires Layne Minnesota, which specializes in the installation of larger diameter drilled piers/caissons for deep foundations.
2009
Opens Milwaukee, WI office.
2010
Vonco II receives Industrial Solid Waste permit and becomes a Waste Management Campus.
2011
Veit expands its presence in North Dakota by opening an office/yard in Minot.
2011
Vonco V receives Industrial Solid Waste permit.
2012
Veit expands into commercial diving, hydraulic dredging, and pipe fusing
2012
Vonco V Waste Management Campus opens industrial waste cell. Specialty Contracting business unit opens new office in Bismarck, North Dakota.