Our History

Jonathan Skipper grew up working in the septic industry with his father, who started Skips Septic Tank Services. He continued his career at Skips overseeing all operations and worked in every division of the company learning, growing, and improving each division. In 2018 Jon parted ways with his old family business after 33 years. With a passion for the industry and an eagerness to create his own business, Jonathan started Drainage Experts, LLC in July 2018. Jon has always been a leader and innovator in the septic industry, being one of the first professionals performing Septic Real Estate Inspections in the early 2000s, and saw his opportunity to do it on his own. Starting with the business name, Jon started to create a company founded on trust and honesty. Drainage Experts, LLC also referred to as DE was named after his mother Dolores Skipper who was also referred to by many as "Grandma De" or "De". De was a devoted Christian and spent many years alongside her husband, Peter, helping with the family business and was a true matriarch of her family and the business all the way up to her passing on Christmas of 2017. Starting in July, Jon started to set the foundations for what his company was going to pride themselves on. In January of 2019 Benjamin Bahler joined DE. Jon and Ben had worked together at Skips for over 5 years always sharing common work ethic and enjoyed working together. In 2017 Ben left the septic industry to work at his family's 5th generation dairy farm, Oakridge Dairy. He spent a year and a half working there, where he quickly learned many aspects of farming, and oversaw some of the daily operations. Ben enjoyed working with his family and growing the family business but missed his passion working in the septic industry. Today Jon and Ben continue to grow Drainage Experts, LLC to be one of the leaders of the industry. Drainage Experts, LLC is owned and operated by Jonathan Skipper and Benjamin Bahler, who have over 40 years of combined experience. We are licensed installers and are knowledgeable in every aspect of the industry. Drainage Experts provides open and honest communication to our customers with reliable service and fair pricing. The team collaborates on every project to ensure that each request is made a priority. We strive to exceed our customers' expectations and to uphold a standard of professionalism throughout each job. We take every opportunity to educate our local community on each service DE provides.