Dawes Septic and Repair provides unmatched wastewater disposal services, in Ulster, Orange, and Dutchess counties. Our family-owned-and operated company offers design, installation, maintenance, and repairs on residential and commercial septic systems.

Modena Earthworks, a division of Dawes, provides a variety of excavation and cemetery services in the Hudson Valley.

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

In 1982, Henry's son Chris Dawes (aka “Dawzie”) joined the business. In 1986, Henry retired and Chris became the new owner with a Dawes Septic Service. In 1995, Chris started Modena Earthworks and Supply to handle repair work and supply delivery.

Today, Dawes Septic and Repair and 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 wastewater disposal system design, installation, maintenance and repair. Additionally, excavation services are offered with the expertise to include ponds, drainage, site work for new home build, and cemetery services.

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 their 70 years in business.


Proud reciepient of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award...