Who We Are
Ken Koos / John Chapman


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John Chapman, a Charleston native, started with Fennell Container in 1982. He started cleaning waste dumpsters with a wire brush and later became a senior principal responsible for operations, its rapid growth, and eventual sale to Republic Services owned by Wayne Huizenga.

In 1996, John started Access Portable Toilets, currently, the largest provider of portable toilets in the Charleston, SC metro area.

In 2002, John and his partners from Fennell Container started Carolina Waste and Landfill.   With the same vision and work ethic, Carolina Waste became the largest trash hauler in the Charleston tri-county area and sold to Progressive Waste in 2015.

Ken Koos started his career as a mortgage banker in 1988. He has worked for small boutique brokers and large money center banks. He has held key decision making positions along the way for both retail and wholesale mortgage banks. From 2000 to 2009 he was the president of EtekCapital, a multi-state lender, based in the Philadelphia metro area. Operating the mortgage bank was a bridge to forming a real estate development company that specialized in the acquisition, rehabilitation and sale of distressed real estate for profit.

Ken is also the principal of Capital Business Solutions, a broker of specialized loan products specific to the real estate industry and small businesses.