WARSAW – He’s a banker. He’s also an entrepreneur, and the son of entrepreneurs.
“Growing up,” recalled Adam Fischer, “I always figured I’d be some sort of business owner because I grew up in a family of business owners. My father’s side of the family owns Fischer Funeral Home, and my mother has owned her hair salon since 1990. Our family never really had 9 to 5 jobs and that’s all I ever knew.
“I’m a financial adviser for JP Morgan and the senior vice president at the Coshocton Chase Bank,” he added. “I’ve been in financial services for 15 years and I love what I do every day. But during the pandemic, our bank was shut down. I was looking to start an essential business and that’s when I realized dumpster rentals was an underserved market in the area.”
Today, Fischer owns Ohio Dumpster Rentals.
“I started Ohio Dumpster Rentals in June of 2020,” he said, “after the realization that our area needed a local dumpster rental company. There aren’t any local dumpster rental companies, so it was hard to get a dumpster to our area. I knew I could rent dumpsters locally and more competitively.”
Fischer, 38, grew up in Warsaw, graduated from River View High School in 2003, then graduated from DeVry University in 2006, with a degree in business administration.
“I’m very happy this business has grown the way it has,” he said. “In June 2020 I started with one truck, four dumpsters, and an idea. I wanted to prove the concept initially. I feel like I’ve achieved that. We’ve grown exponentially. We rent dumpsters in seven counties, have five employees, three trucks, 32 dumpsters, and a full schedule every weekday.”
Heather Parker helps with “anything in the background he might need.”
“I’ve been with Adam for a while,” Parker said, “and I’m very impressed with his work ethic and drive with growing his business. He has big aspirations and he’ll always be that person who keeps going no matter what. I see him come home from his day job in a suit and tie to change into work clothes and do whatever he needs to for the business. He’s not just the face of the business, he’s the brains of the operation, the director, the manpower, and the fixer. He can literally do it all and seems to enjoy it.”
“I enjoy the challenge of growing the business and seeing how it’s grown,” Fischer responded. “It’s very rewarding to see where the business is now compared to just an idea that I had in the spring of 2020.”
For more information about Ohio Dumpster Rentals, log on www.ohiodumpsterrentalsoh.com.
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