Over 70 Years of Success

Vintage 1950s Carylon Chevy truck

The origins of Carylon stretch all the way back to 1949. That year, National Power Rodding Corporation – the first of the Carylon companies – saw a need for better sewer cleaning equipment. As a result, they developed and patented the world’s first heavy-duty “continuous rod” power rodder, an exceptional piece of machinery that proved to be far superior to anything on the market.

Industrial plants and utility companies quickly saw the benefits of our power-rodding service. They began contracting with us for the cleaning of blast-furnace stoves and rodding of underground utility ducts.

leading the way in technology

Leading the way in processes and technology

Soon thereafter, Carylon became the first in the industry to research, develop and successfully use closed-circuit television to inspect sewers. By sending a specially designed television camera through the sewer we were able to locate causes of leaks and blockages without any excavation whatsoever. This new method of sewer inspection literally revolutionized the industry and is the basis for the present day maintenance of the world’s sewer infrastructure.

Today, our long heritage of technological advancements, pioneering new processes, and developing specialized equipment is helping municipalities, utilities and industrial companies comply with environmental regulations and meet the growing challenges of environmental infrastructure management.

Best-In-Class Regional Companies

Carylon is the industry-leading national organization of best-in-class regional operating companies that offer specialized services in sewer system maintenance, water supply maintenance and soil/sludge remediation to maintain critical environmental infrastructure. Wherever the project, whatever the need, Carylon companies can answer the call.


Our Mission

Our mission is to inspect, maintain and repair the environmental, energy, industrial, transportation and communication infrastructure that supports and enhances modern life.

We specialize in tough, complicated and dirty jobs—jobs that demand the expertise we have developed through seventy-five years of hard work and innovation, jobs that require the resources of over a thousand team members working together with a common purpose and jobs that need the commitment of a family- and employee-owned company.


Protecting the environment is baked into the DNA of every Carylon employee. That extends from minimizing the risk of an environmental accident to getting boots on the ground fast in an emergency.

In our role as environmental stewards, Carylon provides vital environmental maintenance services to the majority of municipalities and utilities and to more than half of the Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States.

Today, from locations throughout the United States, Carylon companies offer their customers a full range of the most comprehensive environmental maintenance services available.

Keeping our planet safe

Carylon was there with alternative dewatering and biosolids disposal methods when laws were passed prohibiting dumping sludge in the oceans.

Carylon was there for cleanup operations following the floods in Johnstown, PA, New Orleans and other hard-hit cities.

Carylon was there when a tunnel beneath Chicago’s Loop was breached, causing the flooding of the city’s entire downtown area.

Carylon was there at “Ground Zero” to aid in the massive clean-up following the devastating September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.