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Historical Timeline

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Historical Timeline

1972 – Business, Billingsley Brothers, started by brothers, JT and Dillard Billingsley as a result of them installing septic systems at a trailer park they opened. JT’s son, Wayne (18), became the backhoe operator and JT’s other two sons, Kenny (17) and Roger (12), helped after getting out of school for the day.

1973 – Put their first septic system in for a customer at the price of $350.

1973 – Started pumping tanks with an old gas truck for $35 per pump and bought their first forms for making their own septic tanks. They made the tanks in an old cow barn and sold the tanks for $100.

1983 – Bought new septic tank forms that required the baffle wall in the tank according to the new laws at the time.

1987 – Dillard Billingsley passed away, and Wayne, Kenny, Roger and Dillard’s daughter, Brenda, became half-owners with JT.

1998 – Wayne, Kenny, Roger and Brenda became the sole owners of Billingsley Brothers. It later became Billingsley Associates.

1998 – After using an old garbage truck they put a tank on for years for pumping, they bought their first pump truck, a 1998 Sterling.

2001 – They bought a second pump truck.

2005 – Roger’s son, Roger Dale Billingsley II, began working for the family business at the age of 12.

2014 – Wayne’s future son-in-law, Seth Brooks, worked his first summer with the family business at the age of 18.

2023 – Wayne, Kenny, Roger, and Brenda retired after 50 years of the family business being in operation. Roger Dale (leaving the pipeline as a welder) and Seth (honorably discharging from the Army) became the third generation to run the family business, which became Billingsley & Brooks Septic Tank Company.