Victor Roberts and his company, Downstream Services, a major player in CWEA SSCSC workshops, was recently profiled in Cleaner Magazine on it’s many successes as a sewer cleaning company with clients throughout Southern California.
There are many factors that helped Victor Roberts transform his company, Downstream Services, from an upstart sewer cleaning outfit into a $12 million-a-year full-service company with clients throughout Southern California.
But in the end, four major things spurred the company’s emergence as a player in the region’s underground industries: a heavy emphasis on providing specialized services, a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a focus on employee development, and resourcefulness that is exemplified by the custom equipment the company engineers for specific applications.
“More than anything, our success stems from the fact that we’re very diversified,” says Roberts, who spent years running a grading and underground-construction company before selling it and establishing Downstream Services in 2002. “We do just about everything.