“I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to work with my brother and so many other great people throughout the years with Merrell Bros., Inc. Terry and I have dedicated nearly all of our lives to the management and development of this company. We have asked for a lot of sacrifice from our families and our employees over the years. They have all given their support and dedication, for which we are forever grateful."
Terry's favorite motto is, "try harder". That motto is carried out through his personal and professional life. His goal is to continue to “try harder” to find ways to provide Biosolids Management services to each customer in the most professional, cost effective manner. Terry believes that a successful life is knowing your best days are yet to come. It makes ‘doing life’ exciting as each day brings us one day closer to the ultimate prize of heavenly peace and rest.
Ryan ZeckChief Technology Officer
Ryan oversees the daily operations of projects and the management of various activities within human resources, farming, accounts payable, dispatching, and scheduling. Ryan began his career with Merrell Bros., Inc. in 1997. He has experienced firsthand how one can start at the introduction level within the company and move up the ladder to become the second person in charge through hard work, integrity and honesty.
Dustin SmithChief Business Development Officer
Dustin Smith oversees the strategic direction of the sales and business development team. He also manages our public bid notification services and some of the company’s largest event projects across the United States. Dustin began at Merrell Bros. at an entry-level management position and has worked his way up to be a part of the five member executive management team.
Brayden MerrellChief Operations Officer
“Growing up less than a mile away from Merrell Bros., Inc., I was able to work for my father (Ted) and uncle (Terry). I learned at an early age what hard work was. At Merrell Bros. I am able to use the skills I learned at an early age, combined with the economic principles I learned at Purdue University, and apply that on an everyday basis to successfully complete large scale projects. You can usually find me 'knee deep' in a digester, in the bottom of a lagoon, or back at our headquarters getting ready for the next project."
Karson Merrell, CPAChief Financial Officer
“I have been involved in the business from an early age and enjoy the challenges of the industry. I majored in accounting and management at Purdue University while obtaining my bachelor’s degree. I then continued my education at Purdue by earning my Masters of Science in Accounting. I am a licensed CPA and enjoy the change of pace between operations and finances. I hope that by understanding both the operations as well as the numbers, I can join two critical areas to help the company and our clients."
Blake MerrellChief Operations Officer of Florida Operations
“Merrell Bros., Inc is a family-owned business in which I literally grew up. As a youth I learned asset, people and time management. I was ingrained not only with the values of my family, but also the skill and experience needed to successfully accomplish any task the company performed. These experiences, combined with the education I received from Purdue University, have allowed me to apply economic principles to sound management practices.”