Steven Harris started Steven’s Hauling – San Diego Trash & Junk Removal in 2014 after being laid off from his tech support position. For Steven, hauling was going back to job clean up he had done for 6 years with E.F. Brady.
WHY I LOVE BEING A HAULER
When I was a boy one of my favorite things to do was look through the stuff Dad had found, and re-purposed it. I am sure it was tedious or even frustrating for him, but for me, it was a treat to see what neat things he had brought home.
One of my favorite things that my father brought home was “The Tub.” It was not really a tub, but rather a 2 person row boat. Together we patched it up with fiberglass and resin. We painted it baby blue. He found an outboard electric motor, hooked it up to an old car battery and voila we had “The Tub.” We set our boat on the dock of Palo Verde Lake in Alpine, CA.
It was in this boat that I took my wife, Chantelle on one of our first dates. I was amazed as we set out on the still blue lake that someone’s junk could be such a blessing to me. As I looked at my future wife across that cute little tub, I knew I wanted to provide my family such blessings someday. In late 2013, turns in the economy left me without a job. I had just returned to school, and I knew training for a new position would be hard. After 2 months of applying, interviewing, and getting turned down, I knew I needed to do something more. Turning to my roots of property clean up, and trash outs, I started Steven’s Hauling – San Diego Trash & Junk Removal . My wife and children have supported me through this, and are an active part of this company.
Each of my jobs and clients is unique. I appreciate and respect their varied backgrounds, and am humbled that they gave me the opportunity to earn their business. When my youngest was asked what it means for Daddy to have his own business she answered: “It means I get lots of neat things to build my fort with.”