history

A STORY OF DIRT, DEBRIS AND DEDICATION.

To say Veit began modestly would be to give our early days far too much polish. Frank Veit founded his company on a boot-string budget with a single Chevy truck equipped with a dump box and a few employees. But Veit had something else: a can-do attitude and a never-let-anyone-outwork-you ethic. The formula — simple as it was — worked. Now in our third generation as a family-owned business, Veit is among the most respected specialty contracting and waste management companies in the nation, with 700 employees, more tons of yellow iron than anyone cares to calculate, multiple service lines, and the same never-let-anyone-outwork-you ethic.

  • 1928

    Frank Veit starts Veit & Company and buys first Chevrolet truck with a dump box from Osseo Motors, now Iten Chevrolet.

    1928
  • 1931

    Arthur Veit (Frank's son) joins the company.

    1931
  • 1932

    Company buys a "Jiffy" dump truck from Osseo Motors.

    1932
  • 1936

    Company buys a "Jiffy" dump truck from Osseo Motors.

    1936
  • 1939

    Frank passes away and Arthur inherits the company.

    1939
  • 1941

    Company buys first piece of excavating equipment, an HD4 Caterpillar Traxcavator from Ziegler Company.

    1941
  • 1942

    First shop built in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. primarily using materials that were salvaged from a barn demolition in Hopkins, Minn.

    1942
  • 1955

    Arthur's son Vaughn goes to work for the company as a laborer.

    1955
  • 1958

    Veit & Company moves from Brooklyn Park to new shop. Opens first landfill in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

    1958
  • 1959

    Company is first in Minnesota to own a Caterpillar D8H with a unique hydraulic ripper.

    1959
  • 1960

    Company is 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.

    1960
  • 1963

    First in Minnesota to own a 966C Cat articulated loader.

    1963
  • 1966

    Vaughn is promoted to president of Veit & Company, Inc. and assumes leadership of the company nine years later.

    1966
  • 1981

    New headquarters opens in Rogers, Minnesota.

    1981
  • 1990

    Veit Disposal Systems (VDS) begins with one truck and 30 boxes.

    1990
  • 1992

    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.

    1992
  • 1994

    VDS Como Recycling and Transfer Facility opens.

    1994
  • 1996

    Company Acquires Disposal Systems, Inc. of St. Paul and R & W Roll-Off Services of Carver, Minnesota.

    1996
  • 1998

    Company Acquires Denny's Roll-Off Service of St. Louis Park and Adams Roll-Off of Rochester, Minnesota. Opens landfill and expands hauling operations in Austin, Minnesota.

    1998
  • 1999

    Veit Disposal System expands to Duluth/Superior market. Officially forms Veit Utility Group. Purchases Minnesota-based Solidification, Inc. of Des Moines, Iowa, further expanding the company's geotechnical construction services.

    1999
  • 2000

    Builds new 20,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art recycling facility in Rochester, Minnesota. Acquires Northland Demolition of Hibbing, Minnesota. Opens Duluth, Minnesota landfill called Demolition Landfill Services. Purchases W.G. Jaques, Inc. of Des Moines, Iowa, further expanding the company's geotechnical construction services.

    2000
  • 2001

    Purchases Viking Pipe Services of Bemidji, Minnesota.

    2001
  • 2002

    Forms Veit Foundation Group, which includes operations of W.G. Jaques and Solidification Inc. Permits new construction and demolition debris landfill in Becker, Minnesota.

    2002
  • 2003

    Celebrates 75 years in business on June 18.

    2003
  • 2004

    Opens Vonco II Construction & Demolition Debris Landfill – the largest of its type in Minnesota.

    2004
  • 2005

    Purchases Numa downhole hammer drill – the only drill of its kind in Minnesota for use in installing foundation piles in dense soils and rock.

    2005
  • 2007

    Purchases region’s only high-reach backhoe for precise demolition at heights exceeding 120 feet.

    2007
  • 2008

    Installs recycling equipment at Como Material Recovery Facility, significantly increasing recycling rates for construction/demo waste. Acquires Layne Minnesota, which specializes in installation of larger diameter drilled piers/caissons for deep foundations.

    2008
  • 2009

    Opens Milwaukee, Wisconsin office.

    2009
  • 2010

    Vonco II receives Industrial Solid Waste permit and becomes a Waste Management Campus.

    2010
  • 2011

    Veit expands presence in North Dakota by opening an office/yard in Minot.

    2011a
  • 2011

    Vonco V receives Industrial Solid Waste permit.

    2011b
  • 2012

    Veit expands into commercial diving, hydraulic dredging, and pipe fusing

    2012a
  • 2012

    Vonco V Waste Management Campus opens industrial waste cell. Specialty contracting business unit opens new office in Bismarck, North Dakota.

    2012b
  • 2014

    Veit celebrates 85th Anniversary at corporate headquarters in Rogers, MN

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