If Chuck Lang Jr. believes in only one thing, it’s this: You have to spend money to make money.
About 15 years ago, Lang, the owner of Chuck’s Septic Tank, Sewer & Drain Cleaning, took a financial leap of faith and invested roughly $300,000 in a sewer vacuum truck. The Grove City, OH company began in 1970 as a septic tank pumping outfit started by Lang’s father, Chuck Lang Sr.
Now, the business has grown into a multimillion-dollar-a-year company. It employs 20 people, owns a large fleet of equipment–including CUES push cameras–and vehicles worth millions of dollars. It's become one of the bigger drain cleaning players in the Columbus region.