In 1951, Bob McRae and Ike McRae started out in Vancouver disposing of waste from septic tanks digging holes with a shovel and wheel barrow. They purchased their first truck, a 1948 Chevy flat deck with a 500 gallon tank strapped to the bed.
1975 Ian began operating one of the first aluminum vacuum tank vehicles in B.C. A 1972 GMC 3700 gal. tanker. Dan started out on the vacuum truck before moving to a 1974 GMC 9500 hydro excavator series. The first combo flush and vac truck in the lower mainland.
By 1994 Ian and Dan took operational management of the company with small fleet of 3 tankers 1 combo and a staff of 6 employees. Now into 2024 – McRae’s has a fleet of 20 vehicles and 35 employees. It is a common occurrence to see any of our vehicles or crew working in any community throughout the Fraser Valley.
Our area of service covers all of Greater Vancouver and the entire Fraser Valley and we are just a short phone call away.