Our History

PBS history pix 3The original owner of PBS, Charles Phillips began in the backhoe and septic tank installing business in 1960 with his Brother Dee Phillips to service all of Lauderdale County and into Colbert County of Alabama. Dedication, hard work and honesty is what lead him to an additional service adventure into cleaning septic tanks. The entities went hand and hand so the business began multiplying throughout the seventies and into the eighties when his son Brent Phillips partnered with him.

PBS History pix 1After working a few years together and developing relationships in the construction industry, PBS Portable Toilets was created in 1989 to service the Shoals area. The first order was a truck load of twenty-six fiberglass units and as Barbara Phillips, Charles wife stated, “We began renting them faster than we could get them delivered to us from the factory!”

Brent bought out his Dad’s portion of the business in 1995 while adding portable hand washing stations, temporary holding tanks, RV pumping service, hand sanitizer stands, as well as, expanding into the Decatur/Athens Alabama markets. In 1996 Brent decided to concentrate on the other divisions of his company and sold PBS Toilets to the present owners Whitney Phillips Barnett and Max Barnett changing the name to PBS Services Inc. Michael Bevis joined as a partner a year later and business was expanded from an original 3 county area to a seven county area including the largest market area of Huntsville, AL.

PBS history pix 2PBS was in search of an additional service to provide to the existing customers so a 15 roll-off dumpster service was created in 1999. It was an easy transition because most home builders were hauling their own construction debris and this offered an affordable option, Throughout the 2000’s business progressed and 20,30,40 yard containers were added increasing PBS’s ability to reach the needs of many more customers and industries. Presently our equipment is found any type site including industrial, commercial, construction, permanent and many other sites.

PBS has expanding throughout the years by adding services, expanding into different markets and acquiring similar local businesses. Since 2010, the focus for growth has been through acquisitions and managing change so that we can continue to meet our customers’ expectations.

Our Mission

PBS is a solid and liquid waste hauling company started in 1989 built on honesty and integrity with the desire to safely provide the most valueable and dependable service in the areas we serve in North Alabama. We strive to have a cohesive team of employees in the office and the field that communicate with each other with the goal of exceeding expectations of each customer.

Our Clients Say…

  • "Customer service is fantastic! Beginning with the phone call, delivering equipment, maintaining the equipment all the way to getting a timely correct invoice."

    Ronnie Brooks Redstone Arsenal
  • "D R Horton is a production builder and we work on very tight timelines. PBS understands that by staying on a schedule and adapting during emergency situations."

    Curtis Phillips Operations Manager D R Horton
  • "All of our field superintendents appreciate your driver's attention to details and performing their jobs safely. "

    Marc Dempsey B. H. Craig Construction
  • "As a home builder, I look for suppliers that are dedicated to making the home building industry better. PBS has always participated in promoting education, attending HBA events, and being involved at all levels."

    Mark Reid HBAA State President
  • "Thanks PBS for keeping my toilets the cleanest in town!"

    John Allen Southern Construction and Design
  • "PBS is easy to work with. I can make a single phone call and get results for all my portable toilet and dumpster needs."

    Bret Slaton Bret Slaton Custom Homes