Georgian Bay Sanitation Inc. was established in 1968 by Alfred Bidan. Alfred and his wife Anita owned and operated the business for 17 years. They provided a variety of services including Septic and Holding Tank Pumping, and snow removal. Anita also supplied customers with all their pipe and plumbing necessities.
In 1985, Alfred sold the septic and snow removal business to his eldest daughter, Doris and her husband Martin Robillard. Martin and Doris continued to provide their customers with the same small-town, hard-working motto,"Quality Work at Affordable Prices."Martin continued to provide customers with all their sanitation needs in Tiny Township and surrounding area.
While Doris worked full time as a teacher and a part-time book keeper. Doris' brother Don Bidan dispatched for Martin during the school year and helped provide Doris assistance during the busy summer months.
In 1992 Martin's son Keith joined Martin on the trucks full time. With Keith's ambitious, hardworking attitude he brought new ventures and skills to the business. The business grew to 2 full-time septic trucks and in 1994 they purchased their first 12 portable toilets.
Because Doris was a teacher, education was very important so it was necessary that Keith continued his education and he was expected to take courses and attend conferences related to this industry. Since this time Keith has become an expert in the industry and is certified in Septic Inspections and Installations.
He is often called on for his expertise where he can provide knowledge to customers, lawyers and real-estate companies on the conditions of the septic systems.
In 2000, the youngest sibling, Laurie partnered up with Martin and Keith. Laurie began working full-time on the snow removal trucks and helping her mom part-time in the office. By the time spring hit, she was working full-time on the portable toilet truck with her dad and continuing to assist her mom with the books.
By that fall, Laurie had developed a computer program that would not only save her time in the office but would also help the business run more efficiently. With Laurie's business background and education in business and accounting, it was an easy transition into the family business.
After 40 plus years, Keith and Laurie continue to provide customers with the same small-town hard-working motto,"Quality Work at Affordable Prices."that both their parents and grandparents instilled in them.