Always Avery, since 1960.
The Avery family philosophy and business mission.
It’s simple: We treat everyone – customers, employees and vendors alike – with respect and honesty, the way we would want to be treated.
Our mission is to provide our customers with superior residential and commercial septic services that can only come from our commitment to working our hardest and using superior-quality materials.
Even as The Avery Companies have grown over the past 50+ years in services offered and customers served, we maintain our old-fashioned style of building relationships and nurturing loyalty.
The founding father (and mother) of The Avery Companies were Donald and Martha Avery, who established the septic company in Somers, Connecticut, in 1960. Together, they began providing septic excavation work and septic system installation to the residents and businesses of North Central Connecticut and the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.
By the early 1970s, their growing sons, John and Dan, were also growing more involved with the business.
When Donald retired in 1984, John took over septic pumping, inspection, cleaning, maintenance and repair services, and Dan took over septic excavation services and septic system installation, as well as delivery services for sand, gravel, fill and loam.
Dan’s son Jason – Donald and Martha’s grandson – came to work with his Uncle John in 1997 on the septic pumping, inspection, cleaning, maintenance and repair services side of Avery upon graduating college.
In 2002, Dan expanded the septic company with the founding of Avery Portables, providing portable restroom rentals for special events and construction sites. John retired in 2003, the same year Dan expanded Avery Portables to include roll-off portable dumpster rentals for residential and commercial use.
Although Donald and Martha have passed, their legacy lives on: Jason continues to run the septic inspection, cleaning, maintenance and repair service side of the business, alongside his dad Dan, who still oversees septic system excavations.
The Avery Companies have grown sophisticated enough to handle any job, but have remained old-fashioned enough to ensure an owner is always involved in managing your account and fulfilling your need.
We belong to the Connecticut Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (COWRA), and are certified by OSHA, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Each of our neatly uniformed and highly skilled employees holds current DOT Medical and Commercial Motor Vehicle Certification, is licensed by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health, and is subject to random drug testing.
The Avery Companies’ fourth generation of family ownership isn’t far behind: Jason’s two young sons, Jacob and Zachary, are already learning the ropes and helping out – when they’re not practicing their spelling or playing with action figures.
The towns we serve.
We service North Central Connecticut and the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts with residential and commercial septic services including East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Somers, South Windsor, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, Willington, Windsor, and Windsor Locks. Not sure if we service your town? Call us or send us an email.
The Avery Companies are longtime supporters of Somers Little League, the Somers Soccer Association, and the Somers Basketball Association.