Bear Swamp Recovery
Where You From?
Owner, Bear Swamp Recovery
A native of New Jersey, PJ Vinch has been in the towing/recovery business since 1994, when he was contacted by a regional bank looking for someone who could repossess a roll-off truck from a notorious Trenton tough guy. PJ accepted this dangerous assignment and was paid $5,000 to secure the vehicle.
For PJ, the job seemed like easy money. Once word of this success circulated, he was engulfed with offers to repossess vehicles in the Trenton area. It was from this experience that PJ's first repo company, Repo Solutions, was born in 1995.
By 2003, PJ realized there was a market for selling repossessed vehicles and he established Bear Swamp Liquidators. This company specialized in national repossessions and selling repossessed merchandise. In 2008, PJ opened Bear Swamp Recovery, a repo company that focuses on the local New Jersey market and surrounding areas. Today he runs this family business with his 67-year-old father, Philip J. "Pops" Vinch, and teenage son, Joseph Anthony "Tiny" Vinch.
Prior to starting his current businesses, PJ purchased his first dump truck in 1983 and opened his first business, Construction Transportation in Trenton. The business, which flourished for three years and grew to include six dump trucks, focused on renting trucks, moving dirt and delivering stone and blacktop.
In 1987, PJ joined his father at CAV Construction (named after his sister Carrie Anne), doing projects for municipal buildings, utility work, drainage and paving. PJ opened CAV Environmental Services in 1990, with a focus on remediation, preliminary site investigation and site clean-up mainly for financial institutions who were assessing and purchasing properties.