January 29, 2016

Radon Crew – The Origin Story

From very early on, Sam Quaintance has always been an entrepreneur at heart who was willing to help his community. After a massive storm hit his hometown of Garretson, SD in 2004, Sam decided that he should utilize all of the fallen trees as firewood. Splitting, drying, and delivering all of the wood himself, Sam sold the firewood through local storeowners in Sioux Falls, which allowed people from the surrounding area to get the firewood they needed. As recognition for his endeavors, he was awarded the Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Award.

Sometime later, while on a ride-a-long with a good friend of his father, who is a radon mitigator, Sam realized a need for the people whose homes were affected by radon, a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the soil from uranium decay over a long period of time. According to the EPA, about 20,000 people a year die from radon-related illnesses, such as lung cancer.

This knowledge launched Sam into action, as he now understood the importance of radon mitigation. In addition to this new found drive, Sam also sought to become an employer himself, rather than someone else’s employee.  Taking the time, energy, and resources in order to get certified and licensed for radon mitigation, Sam was ready for his new business venture, which he would call Radon Crew.

Having been in the business for six months now, Sam continues to help his customers improve the health of both them and their homes through only the best mitigation services money can buy.