Our History

Our History

Ameri-Can Engineering was founded in 1988 by Ron and Gladys Bird. After the original development of the restroom trailer, the Crowd Pleaser was manufactured with PolyJohn Enterprises. Gladys and Ron are considered industry innovators and originators, and over 30 years later we stand on their shoulders in the work we do today. 

Ron and Gladys worked hard and painstakingly to develop the format of portable sanitation trailers to the high standards of accommodation available today. The features and functionality of restroom and shower trailers as developed by the Bird's are today's standards in the industry.

Gladys and Ron are now retired and follow the sunshine in the winter months to Cocoa Beach. They can often be found at PSAI events and The Pumper Show renewing the friendships of the past three decades.

On the advent of their retirement in 2005, Ron and Gladys were jointly honored as recipients of the prestigious M. Z. Andy Gump Distinguished Service Award for lifetime achievement in the portable sanitation industry. This award is sponsored by The Andy Gump Company. Barry and Nancy Gump present the award in honor of their father and grandfather, Andy, who was a pioneer and a legacy in the portable restroom industry. This award is the penultimate industry achievement as recognized by the Portable Sanitation Association International.

Founders of Ameri-Can Restroom Trailer Manufacturer

Since 2005 David Harling has led the company through expansions, advances in quality, and a focus on customer satisfaction. During this time a thorough update of the design aesthetic was undertaken along with the strict quality controls and attention to detail that Ameri-Can continues today. The Cottage, Vernada, and Family Room trailers were all originated under his leadership. David has served on many committees with PSAI and was a past board member. David continues to be active in the industry and at Ameri-Can as Chairman Emeritus.  

Today, Ameri-Can Engineering in it's third generation of family owned management continues the traditions of quality and innovation established over a quarter-century ago. Keegan and Elizabeth Campbell started with Ameri-Can in 2008 while delivering trailers nationwide. Elizabeth ascended through customer service, accounting, HR Director to CFO. While Keegan focused on sales, project management, and GM. They are committed to our heritage as a family and as a company as we celebrate our 32nd year.


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