Glover's Septic Services

“Being a great place to live and a great place to work often go hand-in-hand,” says Marsha Glover of Glover’s Septic Services, Inc. She and her husband John have grown their non-hazardous wastewater removal and portable toilets rental company in Calvert County over the past nine years.

Specializing in residential and commercial septic pumping services, the company started with just one truck and eight portable toilets. Glover’s now runs four trucks and stocks hundreds of portable toilets along with holding tanks, hand wash stations, utility trailers and more.

“We started our business in the worst of economic times,” Marsha relates, “but that still did not stop the demand for our services. We continue to knock on doors and the doors are constantly opening.”

After their first year in business, the Glovers contacted the Calvert County Department of Economic Development for help growing the company. Department staff worked with the Glovers to access services through the Maryland Small Business Development Center in developing their business plan. They also matched the couple with a coordinator for the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Program, which helps small businesses obtain and successfully perform federal, state and local government contracts. 

“We received so much important information on starting a business, what to expect as business owners and how to make our business grow,” says Marsha. “We highly recommend to anyone who’s starting a business to consult with the Department of Economic Development.”

The Glovers also tapped into the county’s supportive business community. Through networking opportunities as members of the Calvert County Minority Business Alliance, they learn of government resources, training seminars and counseling while sharing the know-how of maintaining a small business. Glover’s Septic Services is now certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) through the Maryland Department of Transportation and as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) through the Washington, D.C., Department of Transportation.

“We are a service company and we pride ourselves on our professionalism and customer service,” John says. “We are changing the way people view the septic business.”