Culture

Western States Reclamation, Inc. (WSRI) started its roots back in 1983.  Ever since then, many of those relationships that helped make WSRI successful are still evident today.  Here at WSRI, we take pride in the work that we do, and believe our employees are the key to our success.

Below is a short paragraph from our President and CEO, David Chenoweth as well as a few testimonials from our employees that show with the right amount of determination and hard work, you can have the opportunity to achieve your career goals.

David Chenoweth – President and CEO

“My wife Liz and I founded WSRI in 1983. We have grown from 6 employees the first year in business to over 100 employees and three office locations at the current time. One of our greatest joys is being able to offer our employees continuing advancement opportunities in land restoration, commercial landscape construction, and storm water management.  Our employees take great pride in the work they perform. We frequently receive feedback from our clients that we have exceeded their expectations in industry knowledge, quality of workmanship, and timeliness in job completion. We look forward to you joining our team! “

Colby Reid – Division Manager

“As a member of WSRI since 1999 I have been exposed to every aspect of our business from the field to management. Over the years we have grown as a company not only in size but type of projects and services provided. One thing that we have been able to maintain and appreciate is our culture where we are both coworkers and friends.  Employees that have the desire to grow and advance are given the opportunity to do so, as I have experienced it personally.

WSRI has worked hard to establish our reputation as well as become a place where everyone has an opportunity to grow professionally.”

Joe Schneider – Project Manager

“WSRI has provided me the opportunity to grow in an industry that is both interesting and challenging in many ways. During my career with Western States I have been able to meet and learn from many talented and dedicated individuals in the reclamation and commercial landscaping industry. WSRI has been a great place to make a living and make a difference in the environment at the same time.”

Dustin Burchfield – Shop Manager

“Working for WSRI for the past four years, I have been given opportunity to advance within the company. I started in the field as part of a reclamation crew and am now in charge of managing our shop and scheduling.  I have been able to meet plenty of people throughout the industry and further my knowledge in all aspects of work. It’s very common to work all throughout the state and surrounding areas, and to see something different each day. It’s never the same job from day to day. WSRI hires good people who we know can make a difference in our business, and are always striving to be the best.”

Charlie Ampe – Field Foreman

“I started working in the field as part of a crew, it’s been 2 years and now I’m running a crew!  The work is hard, but rewarding.  I look forward to many more years ahead!”

Antonio Garcia – Field Superintendent

“In May of 2004 I was given the opportunity to start a new career with WSRI. I started off like most, working from the bottom with a crew gaining knowledge and earning the respect of my superiors. After a couple of years, I learned the ins and outs of the company and how everything operated. Knowing what was expected and proving that I was loyal and trusting employee, I was promoted to foreman. I was tasked with running a crew, and now I’m in charge of running multiple crews on multiple job sites. I enjoy coming to work because I know that no two days will be the same, I am challenged everyday by different situations. I have been honored to have worked with some great people throughout the years and look forward to the many opportunities that lie ahead of me with WSRI.”