Dawes Septic and Repair, born in 1952 under the name B&G Dawes Inc. is a family-owned-and-operated company. Started by Henry F. Dawes, it was passed down to his son, Chris Dawes, who then passed it down to his son Carl Dawes and his wife, Becky.
Carl and Becky’s decision to continue the business was an easy one. They said, “We chose to continue our family business because we wanted to grow from the foundation that our Grandfather, and Father had built. It was just natural for us,” they continued, “Being in the family business, we grew from our elders, each other, which has brought us to where we are today.”
Since 1952, the Dawes family has proven successful in the growth and development of their business.While continuing the family legacy, Becky and Carl Dawes remain involved in several different organizations including the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, which they joined in 2011. We asked Becky and Carl what it means to be a part of the chamber and the surrounding community and they responded, “Community support gives hope. When we work together and support each other, we can all succeed. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our community who has supported us over all these years.”