Dawes Septic and Repair provides unmatched septic and excavation services, in Ulster, Orange, and Dutchess counties. Our family-owned-and-operated company offers routine maintenance and repairs on residential and commercial septic systems, as well as all septic system phases from design to installation.

Once a small supply yard offering bulk stone, mulch and top soil, Modena Earthworks now provides a variety of excavation services in the Hudson Valley.

Back in 1952 Henry F. Dawes (aka "Poppy Chicken") ventured into Hudson Valley Sanitation. HVS was one of the very few companies with a "vacuum truck", located on East Road on the boarder of Plattekill and Marlboro in the little "town" of "Dawesville". After many changes in the business structure and family members getting more involved, Henry changed the company name to "B&G Dawes Inc." (Bambi & Gregory) in the 70s.

In 1982, Chris Dawes (aka "Dawzie") became involved in the business. In 1986, Chris' father Henry retired and Chris became the new owner with a new name of Dawes Septic Service. In 1995, Chris started Modena Earthworks and Supply to handle repair work and supply delivery.

Today, Dawes Septic and Repair along with Modena Earthworks are proudly run by Carl (Chris' son) and his wife Becky. Along with their team, the Dawes Family provides specialty services in all phases of septic system design, installation, maintenance and repair. Additionally, excavation services are offered with a wide variety of expertise. Their interests include ponds, drainage, retaining walls, site work for new home build, cemetery services and so much more.

Community support is dear to their hearts. Rotarians since 1991, Dawes is committed to providing for their community as a way to give back for all the support that has been shown to them over the many years.