Humble beginnings, hard work, and dedication to community. We were founded on the principle of integrity of service and a commitment to excellence in 1958.
Wilkinson Portables In The Community:
During the devastating Caldor Fire, Wilkinson Portables stepped up to the challenge of providing equipment, sanitation services and essential services to members of the community, law enforcement and fire personnel. Wilkinson’s had staff working split shifts to ensure locations with large numbers of law enforcement and fire personnel and evacuees had twice-a-day service for all toilets and handwash stations; along with FREE RV pump service for those who needed it on site. Wilkinson’s worked with numerous agencies throughout the fire and fire clean-up, including the Red Cross, Cal Fire and the US Forest Service; to assist in easing community stress and providing a vital service which is rarely recognized.
During the fire, many people were evacuated into RVs all over El Dorado County. Wilkinson’s is one of the only service companies which provides mobile RV service. Wilkinson’s staff worked to provide FREE RV pump services to anyone who was a victim of the fire or were under evacuation orders; including those who were in the area to assist in working the fire. Wilkinson’s worked with local septic companies to assist in outfitting their rigs for mobile RV pumping to provide a much needed, FREE service for the community, greatly increasing the number of people who could be helped each day.
Since COVID-19, Wilkinson Portables has worked with community businesses and groups to provide handwash and sanitizing stations wherever needed. Wilkinson’s prepared for COVID-19 in ordering 100 new handwash stations, greatly expanding their existing stock. The added stock allowed for Wilkinson’s to outfit numerous community and business locations with handwash and sanitizing stations to keep the community safe. Wilkinson’s provided extra services to ensure the units were stocked and available.
Throughout COVID-19, Wilkinson Portables followed CDC recommendations, purchasing the top-rated products for killing COVID-19 and ensuring all service drivers had the products available on their service trucks. While it may not be common knowledge, sanitation workers are essential workers. Wilkinson’s ensures their staff provides safe, consistent, thorough service to the community.
Wilkinson Portables has shown no signs of slowing down. Year after year, the business has nearly doubled in size from staff, to equipment, to trucks in their fleet. Wilkinson’s footprint is constantly expanding based off community needs, the business constantly evolving. Fred Wilkinson started Wilkinson Portables as a small local business, making their own wooden, portable toilets. Since his son Chad and daughter-in-law have taken over, they have modernized the programs used in the office and modernized the equipment available; ranging from construction style units to special event units to luxury event trailers which stay in high-demand throughout wedding season.
Wilkinson’s has consistently doubled its annual profit each year, but they couldn’t have done that without the community’s support of their small business. Wilkinson’s has become the go-to name for construction sites, school districts, community programs and events. The community support has allowed for this family-owned business to continue to grow and provide much needed services and support to the community during times of devastation and crisis.
2021 El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce - Small Business Of The Year Award
Small Business of the Year Award 2021 - Wilkinson Portables, Inc
Wilkinson Portables, Inc has been a part of the local, El Dorado community since 1958. Fred Wilkinson started the business in a time when he was required to handmake wood outhouses; and over the years, Wilkinson's has turned into a trusted name in the community and a sign you see on units wherever you go. Wilkinson's is family owned and operated and has consistently evolved with community needs, striving to provide dependable sanitation and high-quality service.