Humble Beginnings

In 1974 Ron and Winnie Krueger moved their family to the shores of Ground Hemlock Lake in Forest County to begin a lake management consulting business in support of Wisconsin's Inland Lake Renewal Program. Northern Lake Service(NLS) was born and raised in a tiny office and lab room on the end of the family garage. As lake management became less of an emphasis, NLS started providing lab services to wastewater clients and quickly ran out of space.

In 1980 NLS moved into a historic old building in beautiful downtown Crandon, WI. More than three decades, three major additions, and a generation later, the modern facility is home to a company that sets the standard for environmental lab services in the midwest. The NLS staff consists of 35 seasoned analysts, technicians, and support staff whose average tenure with the company is more then ten years.

In 2010 a second location was established in Waukesha, WI to better service the metro area.

We have found that where you are is not as important as who you are.

We are a mere phone call and one sample delivery day away. Ten miles or hundreds of miles make little difference to our clients. Our reputation for providing superior, trusted results and unmatched customer service remain our core values, even though we have grown considerably over the past 40 years.