Stuth Company opened its doors for business in Washington State in 1962 as Stuth Ditching. The primary operation was the installation and repair of residential on-site sewage systems. By 1964, services included the designing of septic systems and providing pump out services for septic tanks.
In 1972, Stuth Co., Inc. began manufacturing septic tanks and other concrete products. In 1975, the company incorporated, changing its name to Stuth Company, Inc. Bill Stuth Jr., the owner’s son, worked at the company gaining knowledge, experience, and contacts within the industry. Bill Jr. attained his installer’s license and operated his own installation crew. His involvement with the company allowed Stuth Company the pursuit of research and development within the industry. King County and the State of Washington Department of Health provided a grant to study the advantages of compartmenting septic tanks. This study became instrumental in the state changing from single compartment tanks to compartmented tanks.
In 1984, Stuth Co., Inc. relocated to Maple Valley, WA. Bill Stuth Jr. had grown proficient at installing, designing, repairing and pumping. The organization fostered an appreciation for and strong interest in troubleshooting and analyzing failed systems. There was also an appreciation for the understanding of new technological developments in the industry that remains a key focus of the company today.
In 1994, Stuth Co., Inc. sold its concrete manufacturing operation and pump out service. The move focused the activities of the Stuth Company on the installation of complex commercial systems, residential systems, consulting opportunities, and troubleshooting of residential and commercial septic systems across the nation.
In 1999, Bill Stuth Jr. purchased the family business, Stuth Company. Bill Stuth Jr. was a state licensed designer and licensed installer in most counties in Washington. He and his skilled crews also installed systems in Oregon, California and Idaho.
In 2018, Bill Jr. sold Stuth Company Inc. to his eldest son Mike who had been working with his dad for many years. Mike obtained his master installers license while under the apprenticeship of his dad and after growing up immersed in the septic industry. Mikes knowledge of the industry and ability to troubleshoot allowed Stuth Company to maintain a high level of service focused on installation, inspecting, repair, and pumping.
The company’s primary focus continues to be to provide high quality installations and premium service that meets the needs of both the customer and the environment.
Stuth crew member, Randy, has been with us for over 35 years.
Passing the torch! Mike and Bill Jr. on purchase/retirement day.
Three generations of Stuth boys on a repair.
The 4th generation of Stuth boys overseeing an installation in Black Diamond.
Bill Jr., always so serious.
20 something Randy installing campground pit toilets.