On March 1, 1978, Les Hastey and Paul Mailoux brought Sahara Sandblasting and Painting. With two mobile sandblasting units they started servicing the oil and gas industry. In the early days sand had to be picked up from Bruderheim and the office was the cab of the truck. Over the 38 years a lot of changes and diversification have occurred, however their reputation for quality workmanship and customer service remains to this day.

Les continues to lead Sahara into the next chapter. New services and more employees encourage growth while retaining the tried and true standards of quality that built our past.