PeopleService was founded in Omaha, Nebraska. This is our home port from which we serve all the communities that partner with us. We invite you to contact any of our corporate staff for anything you need.
Chairman and CEO
Alan Meyer understands water. He has a vast knowledge of the industry and all of its intricacies. Alan wanted to make a difference, deploying his expertise and insight to help communities steward the environment, manage resources, create reliable systems and provide safe water to the people who live and work in those communities. Alan founded PeopleService to partner with towns, counties, districts and municipalities across the Midwest to provide communities with the necessary tools to succeed and prosper. When he began PeopleService in 1988 he started with one contract and a firm commitment to provide his client with the best advice, service and product possible.
Over the past thirty years Alan has seen his vision become reality as PeopleService has built a reputation for excellence and seen their roster of satisfied customers grow as the company has expanded beyond Iowa to Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota and Illinois.
“We provide an essential service. A service that means the world to our clients and a service that, when done correctly, is a service no one will ever notice. They just trust us to make certain that everything is being taken care of and that the water that their community relies on is safe and secure.”
In his role as president of PeopleService, Chad is laser-focused on every aspect of the business, fostering its continued growth and working directly with seven region managers to insure that the company is operating in total alignment. His job is to communicate the company’s vision, and make certain that every contract PeopleService handles has the correct resources, knowledge and tools available to meet the demands of the contract and exceed expectation.
“The key to PeopleService is our people. Our people are our greatest asset, they are the public face of PeopleService. We have brought together a group of talented and committed professionals who are invested in their work and diligent about serving the communities they live and work in. Integrity is key. The communities that employ our services trust us to give them the full benefit of our expertise. We are always learning and advancing our knowledge about every aspect of the water/wastewater business.”
“One of the most rewarding aspects of this job is presenting service awards to our employees. We have so many long-term employees that go that extra mile for our customers. They believe in what we do and give so much of themselves. It is truly an honor for me to recognize all that they do to make PeopleService so successful.”
Chris G. Gutschow
Director of Business Development
– Nebraska Grade II Wastewater
– Nebraska Grade I Water
“Clean water equates to quality of life. Our work is a way to pay it forward and be good stewards.”
Chris believes in the work that PeopleService does because it directly impacts the environment and future generations. He also believes strongly in the impact that PeopleService has on client communities, providing citizens with clean water and thus, a higher quality of life. This passion drives Chris to uphold PeopleService’s service-focus, approachability and quality results.
Chris says his goal is to continue to find solutions and alleviate risks so clients may focus on their communities and larger-scale planning for the future. What makes PeopleService so reliable is the direct approach employees take in their work. Chris believes that PeopleService’s transparency and accountability for their work keeps them a strong unit.
“Our goal is to make clients feel secure. That’s what we do at PeopleService and what keeps our client relationships strong.”
Director of Operational Programs
– Nebraska: Water Grade II
– Nebraska: Wastewater Grade II
– Iowa: Water Treatment Grade III
– Iowa: Water Distribution Grade III
– Iowa: Wastewater Grade III
– Missouri: Water Treatment Grade II
– Minnesota: Water Supply System Class C
– Minnesota: Wastewater Class C
Mike Adair lives by a 365/24/7 philosophy… He sees his role as the director of operational programs as a man who wears many hats and he takes all of his responsibilities very seriously.
In his role as safety director, first and foremost, he arms everyone who represents PeopleService with the best practices and methods to make certain that all systems run optimally.
Mike is also charged with ethical compliance and he expects everyone at PeopleService to commit to the highest standards of ethics at all times… because the water that they are responsible for flows into people’s homes… And people are what really matter.
Another hat that Mike wears is that of technical support… people depend on him to know the answers and to find the answers… to make certain the systems he manages are all running at peak efficiency. It’s part of that 365/24/7 work ethic that has proven so valuable to Mike throughout his career.
Director of Human Resources
Bringing 20 years of success to her position, Kim is responsible for identifying and onboarding the most qualified people for the PeopleService team. Kim thrives on the variety her position offers and loves the team spirit and camaraderie of PeopleService. It’s a very supportive atmosphere, where everyone’s input matters – especially when it comes to our region managers and our valued clients. Knowing that we are are all striving to reach the same goal… to be the very best at what we do… it’s important.
“We are more than just a business, we are a family.”
Manager of Finance and Accounting
Mike brings 30 years of expertise in the field of finance and accounting management to his work every day. PeopleService is client oriented and Mike thrives on developing systems and solutions to meet our clients’ needs on an individual basis. He is structured, has a keen eye for detail and a firm grasp of IT. Mike is actively engaged in the growth of PeopleService and completely committed to providing clients with the utmost in accuracy and efficiency.