2022 - Mitch Sawyer, Class of 2003
Owner, S2 Rolloffs, Refuse, and Recycling
Over the last 15 years, Mitch Sawyer has become a well-respected business owner in the Fremont community. He is the owner of S2 Roll-offs, Refuse, and Recycling, which currently employs about 45 people.
Born and raised in Fremont, NE, Mitch started helping his father at the family construction business, Sawyer Construction, at the age of 12. Don Sawyer, Mitch’s grandfather, started Sawyer Construction in 1955. Upon graduating from Fremont High School in 2000, he enrolled at Metropolitan Community College in the construction technology program to strengthen the skills instilled in him at a young age by his father and grandfather.
After graduating in May 2003, he joined Sawyer Construction full time while exploring other jobs. In 2007, Mitch was ready to start the next chapter of his career. With the help and support of his parents, he began S2 Roll-offs. He rehabilitated an old roll-off truck that his dad had purchased, but never had the opportunity to fix. That August, S2 started with one truck and one roll-off container. Mitch utilized his connections in the Fremont area to grow the business. In 2010, S2 started offering residential and commercial garbage and recycling pick up.
S2 has grown to over 8,000 customers in six counties, along with adding portable restroom rentals for construction projects and special events.
In 2013, S2 was awarded small business of the year by the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce.
In 2016, S2 Repair and Maintenance opened as a full-service diesel repair shop to fix, service, and maintain all of the S2 trucks and equipment while also providing maintenance service for outside customers.
During the March 2019 catastrophic flood in Fremont, Mitch and S2 assisted his brother Tom and Sawyer Construction to help stop the flooding from ruining the Fremont metropolis. After half the community was under water, they continued to do repairs for months.
Mitch was one named one of the 20 under 40 from the Fremont Chamber of Commerce in 2021. He currently serves on Fremont Planning Commission, Fremont YMCA Board of Directors, and Fremont Construction Employers Association Board.
Mitch has been married to his wife Bridget for almost 10 years and they have 2 daughters: Elliott and Evaleigh.
(Photo credit: Collin Spilinek, Fremont Tribune)
The 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award is sponsored by America First Investment Advisors, L.L.C.