About

Plainville Pump and Excavating is a full service excavation contractor located in Plainville Massachusetts offering a number of services in the residential and commercial industry. Whether you are a landowner looking to build a rental space or a home owner looking for a new septic system, we have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right. We take pride in our work and strive to keep up the great reputation that we have been building for over 60 years.

Started in 1950 by the late Ed Kettell, well and sump pumps were the backbone of the company. Ed was the president of the company and his wife Dottie was the vice president. Dottie did the majority of the book keeping along with raising 5 children over the course of 13 years. In 1978 Ed passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Dottie then assumed the role of president and their son, Gary, at the age of only 18 became vice president. Within a few years Gary had grown the business to include excavating which eventually became Plainville Pumps primary service. Over the years, and through Gary’s continued hard work and perseverance, the business has grown into what it is today. Now the third generation, Gary’s son Joe, has joined the business and has been working closely with his dad. Joe graduated from Wentworth College with a degree in Construction Management. He hopes to follow in the path of his father and bring many more years of continued success to Plainville Pump and Excavating.