Riebold Sanitation was originally started in 1949 by Eric's grandfather, Fred Riebold under the name Approved Septic Tank Company. Fred was an innovator in this field when there were only a handful of septic companies in the state. Fred made the move with his family from Long Island, NY to Durham, CT and took plumbing as his trade. When he was receiving more and more septic maintenance calls, he changed his full time efforts to the field of septic repair. He then relocated the business to its permanent home on Foot Hills Rd. in Higganum, CT. Along the way Approved Septic Tank Company became a household name in all of central CT.
Fred Riebold passed away in 1991, his son Richard never missed a beat in moving the family owned business forward, instilling his father's practices.
In April of 2009, Richard Riebold retired with his son Eric Riebold to take over the company after working for the business throughout his school years and after. Eric, who takes great pride in the family business, thought it was important for the business to have the actual family name in the title of the company, renaming it Riebold Sanitation, LLC. In years to come, Eric hopes to carry on the legacy left behind by his father and grandfather.