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Andy Gump Award

The M.Z. “Andy” Gump Award is a prestigious industry award.


M.Z. "Andy" Gump was an industry leader of high ethical standards and a reputation for excellence in all that he did. In 1956 Andy and his wife began their portable restroom venture building wood units in the family garage in Santa Clarita, California.

The award bearing Andy Gump's name was developed in 1993 by his son Barry Gump, a second generation industry veteran and leader in his own right. Today the Andy Gump Award is the portable sanitation industry's highest honor.

Each year the PSAI Awards Committee reviews nominations from around the world to identify the most appropriate honoree. One portable sanitation professional receives the award annually at the PSAI Convention and Trade Show. 

 Nomination and selection is based on a person meeting the following criteria:

  • Conducts business and personal relationships with fairness and integrity
  • Works to improve the image of the industry
  • Introduces innovative approaches to addressing portable sanitation needs
  • Creates new products, services and related technology
  • Leads colleagues in the advancement of the portable sanitation industry
  • Exhibits vision in responding to economic challenges facing the industry

 Barry Gump


The Andy Gump Award statue depicts a cowboy shaking hands with a banker.

It portrays the way my dad did business,” explained his son Barry Gump. "A hand shake was his word and bond, and he didn’t need a contract or piece of paper to seal the deal.”

Do you know someone who would make a great recipient? Nominate an influential leader in our industry today by downloading and completing this form. Send completed submissions to, fax them to 952-854-7560, or mail them to the PSAI office.

 The Andy Gump Award Statue

Past Andy Gump Award Recipients

2018 Barry Gump Andy Gump Company, Santa Clarita, California (posthumous recognition)

2017 Todd Hilde Satellite Industries, Plymouth, Minnesota

2016 Lou Paulsen Can-Doo Budjet Rentals, Abilene, Texas

2015 Mitchell Weiner Mr. John/Russell Reid, New Jersey

2014 Allan Baird Baird Septic Tank Pumping Ltd and Go Johns, Nova Scotia, Canada

2013 Jeff Wigley Pit Stop, Atlanta, Georgia

2012 Gregg DeLong  PolyJohn Enterprises, Azusa, California

2011 Michael McCarthy  Mr John of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2010 Lee Sola  S & B Porta-Bowl Restrooms, Inc., Aurora, Colorado

2009 Flay Anthony Jr. Porta-Jon; Gastonia, North Carolina

2008 Steve McDonald  Sanitation Journal; Lemoore, California

2007 Ed Cooper  PolyJohn Enterprises Corp.; Whiting, Indiana

2006 Mike Holm  United Site Services, Inc.; Miami, Florida

2005 Ron and Gladys Bird  Ameri-Can Engineering; Argos, Indiana

2004 Ned Carpenter  Porta-Jon of the Piedmont; Gastonia, North Carolina

2003 Mike Pauling  Biffs, Inc.; Shakopee, Minnesota

2002 Dick and Mary Macialek  Center Penn Services; Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

2001 Peter Booth  Loo Hire UK; Sheffield, England

2000 Lothar Vermillion  ADCO International GmbH; Ratingen, Germany

1999 Frank Ranson  The Phil Carter System, Inc.; Newport News, Virginia

1998 John Taylor  Satellite Industries, Inc.; Plymouth, Minnesota

1997 Mark Perry  Northwest Cascade, Inc.; Puyallup, Washington

1996 Ed Crafton  PolyPortables, LLC; Dahlonega, Georgia

1995 Fred Cutler  Sr., Sani-Hut Company, Inc.; Reno, Nevada

1994 George Harding  PolyJohn Enterprises Corp.; Whiting, Indiana

1993 Clyde Sansom  Synergy World; St. Louis, Missouri