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A 1st Rate Pumping Service Inc.

Liquid Waste Specialists


2831 Ponca Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
Last Updated: January 20, 2017


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About A 1st Rate Pumping Service Inc.

Welcome to A 1st Rate Pumping Service Inc.!


A 1st Rate Pumping Service, Inc., is proudly owned and operated in Lincoln, servicing the septic cleaning needs for our customers, from homeowners to business owners. We will take the time to understand your requirements and needs and complete all work promptly and efficiently so that you can get on with your business. We believe we are making Lincoln and surrounding areas cleaner and happier one tank at a time.

Every client is truly unique – and so is our approach to each project. Not only are clients treated with an attitude of respect and professionalism, but our approach to each disposal issue is evaluated to ensure that the most effective methods are applied. All you have to do is call the expert team at A 1st Rate Pumping Service Inc in Raymond, NE, and we'll have your septic tank cleaned and ready for use in no time! Call us today for clean out your grease traps or septic tanks. We also will clean out mud pits and industrial sludges. Residential or commercial we are here for you!


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We Are Here to Meet Your Needs

We handle grease traps, mud pits, insustrial sludge and more. All of our clients are unique, as well as our approach  to each and every project.

Here is a sample list of the companies who depend on our services:

  • More than 250 restaurants- both locally owned and national chains
  • More than 100 mud pit locations
  • Industrial plants of all sizes
  • Commercial and residential septic tanks
  • Universities and community colleges
  • Public and private schools
  • State of Nebraska
  • City and county governmental units
  • Federal government facilities including military installations
  • Hospitals and retirement communities


Company History

In the 1960s Mark Southwick joined his father Clyde in the commercial pumping service business. Their philisophy was, and still is, to do the job right the first time. In 2002, Mark hired Travis Taylor and instilled in him the values of the company as well as the fundamentals of the job.

After Mark's untimely passing in 2005, his wife Julie, son Jarred, and Travis decided to continue the company in his honor. The transition was made without the loss of a single client, and the company is still growing today. Together the three of them are keeping the company alive while running a solid business that meets the needs of businesses and industries alike.

Today Julie serves as the president of the company and Jarred and Travis work as accomplished technicians. Together they build relationships with their customers and always put their customers first.


Making a Difference

Recovery and reuse of waste materials has become an ever rising issue in today's society. A 1st Rate Pumping Service has become a partner in recycling and every client we work for is assured that their waste will be handled safely and recycled according the current regulations and practices. We pride ourselves in taking a vital role in preserving our planet through our environmentally sound practices.



Clean Out Services

  • Restaurant grease traps
  • Residential and commercial septic tanks
  • Mud pits
  • Industrial sludges



2831 Ponca Street
Lincoln, NE 68506

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  • Cash
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  • Discover
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  • Visa




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