Serving Butte County for Over 40 Years!


owner Rachel stands proudly with her two children, a red haired boy and a dark haired girl

Our History

It's a Family Business!

Barry Bartlett is the original owner and founder of Chico Septic and was in the septic business for years. In the 1970s, Barry Bartlett worked as a carpenter in Weaverville Ca. until one day, he came across an old septic truck and had an idea. He made a deal with the owner, purchased the truck, and thus his new journey began! He began pumping septic tanks for $50 a pop.

Many years later, Barry made the move to Chico with his family and Chico Septic was born. Barry continued to run Chico Septic until 2014. Upon retirement, his daughter Rachel proudly took over the family business. Rachel has been in and around the business since she was 5 years old, at the age of 16, she helped with the business on weekends and during school breaks. Rachel also owns and operates Johnny on the Spot Portable Toilets, which she started on her own in the year 2000.

Who we are today

We offer a wide range of services and can cater to any of your septic needs. Our services include:

  • Septic Tank Pumping
  • Septic Repairs
  • Leach Line and Tank Replacements
  • City Sewer Connection
  • Escrow Inspections for Septic & Sewer

We are proud to serve not only the city of Chico, but the entirety of Butte, and most areas of Tehama and Glenn Counties. We want our services to be accessible to as many people as possible.

At Chico Septic, we have over 40 years of combined experience in the septic industry. We pride ourselves on our honesty, integrity, and professionalism. We will only provide you with the best recommendations for your needs.

Here’s what people are saying about Chico Septic!

“I highly recommend Chico Septic for all your septic needs. I’ve used them a few times now as a realtor for my clients, and they have always been efficient and ready to help. Their reports are nicely detailed, and fees are fair. I look forward to doing business with you folks again soon!”
– Austin B.

“Outstanding service. The office staff is friendly, and the on-site workers were awesome. Quick to respond for a bid of a new system.” – Steve S.

Team Members

With over 40 years’ experience as a locally owned and operated company our promise to our customers is simple- we will take care of you with honesty and integrity.

Rachel Bartlett

Rachel Bartlett


Rachel Bartlett

Meet Rachel Bartlett: Owner and Boss Lady

Hello, and welcome to Johnny on the Spot and Chico Septic, where exceptional service meets unparalleled dedication, all under the dynamic leadership of our Owner and Boss Lady, Rachel Bartlett. With an unyielding passion for excellence, Rachel has transformed Chico Septic, a humble one-person operation into a thriving six-person company, spanning across multiple counties in Northern California.

A Visionary Entrepreneur:

Rachel’s journey began at the age of 20 when she started  Johnny on the Spot. Her vision was clear: to make her business the epitome of reliability in Northern California. Under her guidance, the company has become synonymous with quality service, both for our valued customers and the dedicated team of professionals she leads.

Empowering Others:

Beyond her entrepreneurial pursuits, Rachel’s aspirations extend to empowering her team. She envisions herself as a mentor, fostering growth and nurturing leadership within her organization. Her goal is to coach her colleagues to be the best versions of themselves, both in their current roles and as future industry leaders.

Balancing Act:

Rachel’s achievements aren’t confined to the professional sphere. As a part-time mom to two beautiful children, she excels in maintaining a harmonious work-life balance. Her dedication to her family’s well-being is matched only by her commitment to the success of her business and the happiness of her employees.

A Champion for Health and Wellness:

In her pursuit of holistic well-being, Rachel ventured beyond the realms of her current business. She acquired a franchise, bringing health and wellness services to the Chico community. By immersing herself in this venture, she continues to learn and grow, harnessing valuable insights that enrich both her franchises and Johnny on the Spot and Chico Septic.

Quirks and Passions:

Away from the boardroom, Rachel reveals her adventurous side. An avid motorcycle and dirt bike enthusiast, she finds solace and inspiration in the great outdoors. A morning person through and through, Rachel’s brightest ideas are conceived during the early hours, where she dedicates time to contemplate, dream, and plan for the future.

Join Us on Our Journey:

Rachel Bartlett isn’t just a business owner; she’s a visionary leader, a dedicated mentor, and a loving parent. Her story inspires us all to dream big, work hard, and cherish every moment of life’s adventures. Join us at Johnny on the Spot and Chico Septic as we continue to grow, evolve, and make a difference under the guidance of our fearless Boss Lady.


Mitch Kidder

Mitch Kidder

General Manager

Mitch Kidder

Meet Mitch Kidder: General Manager

Hello and welcome to our company website! I’m Mitch Kidder, the General Manager here at Johnny on the Spot & Chico Septic. My journey in this company has been shaped by a passion for building not just a successful business, but a close-knit and dedicated workforce. My role as General Manager isn’t just about overseeing operations; it’s about fostering an environment where everyone can thrive, learn, and grow.

Goals and Aspirations:
My professional journey is fueled by the desire to cultivate a thriving business backed by a strong foundation of skilled professionals. I am deeply committed to continuous learning, aspiring to absorb every piece of knowledge within my reach. Personal and professional growth is my constant pursuit. I believe in the power of leadership and aspire to be a reliable coach, guiding our team toward success. I understand that being a dependable leader requires consistent effort, and I am dedicated to putting in the work.

Most Impressive Achievements:
In my early twenties, I embarked on a life-changing adventure, backpacking around Europe. This experience allowed me to immerse myself in diverse cultures, societies, and the arts, broadening my perspective on the world. It’s an experience I believe everyone should have.
On a more personal note, one of my most significant achievements was marrying my best friend and life partner. As we step into this new chapter together, I am filled with excitement for our shared future and the plans we’ve carefully crafted.

Quirky Fact About Me:
Away from the professional sphere, I find solace in working with my hands. Whether it’s crafting intricate pieces of wood, tinkering with vehicles, or assembling custom computers, I thrive on understanding the intricacies of how things work. Each year, I eagerly plan a couple of projects to tackle during my free time, channeling my love for hands-on work into creative and fulfilling endeavors.

Thank you for visiting our website and getting to know a bit about me. At Johnny on the Spot & Chico Septic, we believe in the power of passion, dedication, and a hands-on approach to achieve remarkable results. I look forward to leading our team toward greater heights and creating a future where our company and its people flourish together.

Jaime Moore

Jamie Moore

Operations Manager

Jamie Moore

Meet Jamie Moore, Chico Septic Operations Manager

Greetings! I’m Jamie Moore, the dedicated Chico Septic Operations Manager at our esteemed company. My journey in this role is fueled by a passion for excellence, a tireless work ethic, and the desire to create a better life for my two wonderful daughters.

Current Role: Chico Septic Operations Manager

In my capacity as Chico Septic Operations Manager, I take immense pride in ensuring the smooth operation of our septic services. I am committed to maintaining the highest standards, guaranteeing our clients receive top-notch services every time. My role allows me to blend my expertise with my commitment to delivering outstanding customer experiences.

Goals and Aspirations:
Creating a Bright Future for my Daughters

My primary goal in life is to provide the best possible future for my two beloved daughters. I am dedicated to offering them every opportunity this world has to offer. Their happiness and success motivate me to excel in every aspect of my life, both personally and professionally.

Impressive Achievements:
Family, Role with Chico Septic, and Strong Work Ethic

My most significant achievement is my beautiful family. The love, support, and bond we share are the cornerstones of my life. My family inspires me to strive for greatness and keeps me grounded.

Role with Chico Septic:
Serving as the Chico Septic Operations Coordinator, I have successfully managed intricate projects, ensuring our clients’ needs are met with precision and care. This role has allowed me to harness my skills and contribute significantly to our company’s success.

Work Ethic:
I take immense pride in my strong work ethic. Dedication, commitment, and attention to detail are the hallmarks of my professional approach. I believe that hard work and perseverance are the keys to achieving any goal.

Quirky Fact:
A Unique Dislike for Frogs

On a lighter note, here’s a quirky fact about me: frogs make my skin crawl! While many find these amphibians fascinating, they’ve always been a peculiar source of discomfort for me.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me better. I am excited about the opportunities that the future holds, both for my family and for the continued success of Chico Septic. Together, let’s make a difference!

Beth Primmer

Beth Primmer

Service Coordinator

Beth Primmer

Meet Beth Primmer: Your Dedicated Service Coordinator

Hello, and welcome to our company’s vibrant community! I’m Beth Primmer, your dedicated Service Coordinator here at Chico Septic. With a professional tagline that echoes my commitment – “Stay organized. Stay balanced. Stay happy.” – I thrive on ensuring your experience with us is seamless and enjoyable.

In my role as a Service Coordinator, I am driven by my genuine passion for helping people and my unwavering desire to deliver the best customer service possible. Being a quick learner with a robust work ethic, I am always eager to learn and grow, striving to exceed your expectations and make your interactions with our company truly exceptional.

My journey in the world of customer service is anchored in my belief in the power of balance. I am on a mission to build a happy life that harmoniously integrates my career, relationships with friends and family, and my love for travel. Through my work, I hope to inspire others to find this equilibrium, fostering a sense of contentment and fulfillment.

On a more personal note, I am not just your typical Service Coordinator. I am an outdoor enthusiast, with a particular passion for stand-up paddle boarding. Picture this: me, gliding gracefully on the water, embracing the serenity of nature. I am proud to own a paddle board that stands at an impressive height – about twice as tall as I am! This quirky fact about me showcases my adventurous spirit and zest for life, which I bring into every aspect of my work.

As your Service Coordinator, I am dedicated to ensuring your experience with Chico Septic is not just a transaction, but a delightful journey. I am here to assist you, answer your queries, and make your interactions with us memorable. Feel free to reach out – together, let’s make your experience extraordinary!

Andres Barragan

Andres Barragan

Septic Repair Technician

Andres Barragan

Welcome to our company! We take immense pride in introducing you to one of our most valuable team members, Andres Barragan. With unwavering dedication and a passion for septic system repair, Andres serves as our skilled Septic Repair Technician, ensuring that our customers receive top-notch service every time.

Professional Journey:
Andres Barragan, a seasoned professional in the septic repair industry, has been an integral part of our team. With years of hands-on experience and an unparalleled commitment to excellence, Andres has become a go-to expert for all your septic system needs.

Goals and Aspirations:
Andres is not just a technician; he is a lifelong learner with a thirst for knowledge. His current aspiration is to master the art of operating an excavator efficiently, showcasing his dedication to enhancing his skills and contributing even more significantly to our company’s success.

Personal Achievements:
Beyond his professional achievements, Andres takes immense pride in his personal life. His most cherished accomplishments include building a loving family and providing unwavering support to them. Additionally, Andres is not just brains but also has an impressive track record in spelling – he clinched the 2nd place in a 3rd-grade spelling bee, a testament to his determination and focus even at a young age.

Quirky Fact:
Apart from his work and family life, Andres has a unique and quirky side to him – he’s an avid disc golf enthusiast. Embracing the unconventional, he finds joy in the precision and skill required for this distinctive sport.

Jonathan Minor

Jonathan Minor

CDL-A Pump Truck Driver

Jonathan Minor

Meet Jonathan Minor, a dedicated member of our team, steering our operations with expertise and passion. As our esteemed Class A CDL Pump Truck Driver, Jonathan brings a wealth of experience and a determination to excel in every task. With a contagious enthusiasm for the job and a spirit that never quits, he embodies our company’s ethos: Just Keep Digging.

Current Role:
Class A CDL Pump Truck Driver

In the driver’s seat of our operations, Jonathan Minor is the driving force behind our success. His expertise in handling Class A CDL Pump Trucks is unparalleled, ensuring our projects are completed efficiently and with the utmost precision.

Goals and Aspirations:
A Visionary in the Making

Jonathan is not just a driver; he’s a visionary with ambitious goals. His aspiration? To become an owner-operator at his own company, shaping the industry with his unique perspective and unwavering commitment. With a determined spirit and a clear vision, Jonathan is well on his way to turning this dream into reality.

Most Impressive Achievements:
A Testament to Perseverance

Jonathan’s journey is marked by remarkable achievements. Obtaining his Class A CDL was not just a certification; it was a testament to his dedication and drive for excellence. Equally significant are his achievements in life beyond work – the freedom he cherishes and the love he shares with his wife. These achievements are a testament to his perseverance, proving that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.

Quirky Fact:
A Die-Hard Niner Fan

Beyond the steering wheel, Jonathan is a person of unique quirks. One standout fact about him? He’s a die-hard Niner fan, showcasing his loyalty and passion not just in his work but also in his favorite sports team. His dedication to his team mirrors his commitment to our company, making him a valued member of our close-knit family.

At Chico Septic, we’re proud to have Jonathan Minor on board, driving us towards a future of success. With his expertise, determination, and passion, he embodies our motto: Just Keep Digging. Join us in celebrating his journey and the indomitable spirit he brings to our team.


Seth Staples

CDL-A Pump Truck Driver

Seth Staples

Meet Seth Staples; BIO TO COME

Francisco Garcia

Francisco Garcia

Pump Truck Assistant

Francisco Garcia

Meet Francisco Garcia: Your Pump Truck Assistant

Welcome to the world of seamless operations and efficient services, where every member of our team plays a pivotal role. Allow us to introduce Francisco Garcia, a dedicated and ambitious individual serving as our Pump Truck Assistant. With a keen eye for detail and a determination to excel, Francisco embodies the spirit of our company.

Current Role: Pump Truck Assistant

Francisco Garcia serves as our esteemed Pump Truck Assistant, ensuring the smooth functioning of our operations. His dedication and precision are the driving forces behind our exceptional service. As a Pump Truck Assistant, Francisco brings a unique blend of youth and enthusiasm to the table, making him an invaluable asset to our team.

Goals and Aspirations:
A Journey towards Excellence

Francisco Garcia’s journey at our company is marked by his unwavering determination and clear goals. His primary aspiration is to obtain his Class A CDL and move into a Driver position, showcasing his commitment to personal and professional growth. With a vision to be proficient in his role, Francisco consistently strives for excellence, raising the bar for himself and inspiring those around him.

Impressive Achievements:
Mastering the Art of Operation

One of Francisco’s most notable achievements lies in his ability to operate various types of tractors with finesse and expertise. His mastery over different tractor models demonstrates his dedication to continuous learning and skill enhancement. This achievement not only highlights his technical prowess but also underscores his commitment to delivering top-notch performance.

Quirky Facts:
Unveiling the Persona Beyond Work

Beyond his professional endeavors, Francisco Garcia is a multifaceted individual with intriguing quirks and passions like watching Anime. He shares a special bond with his coworker and good friend, Andres, and spends time outside of work engaging in friendly games of Disc Golf. This camaraderie not only strengthens workplace relationships but also adds a touch of warmth and harmony to our team dynamics.

At Chico Septic, we are proud to have Francisco Garcia as a part of our team. His dedication, skills, and unique personality contribute significantly to our company’s success. As he continues his journey towards achieving his goals, we are confident that Francisco’s determination will inspire everyone around him, setting new benchmarks for excellence within our organization.

Our Committment

Why Choose Chico Septic?

We’re Honest


At Chico Septic, we know our reputation is only as good as our last job. You can trust us to provide you with honest recommendations and service.

We’re quick


We want to provide each and every customer with quick, efficient, quality service. We provide quick response times and estimates for every customer.

Locally Owned Business


Not only is Chico Septic family-owned and operated, but our team is also like family, and we treat our customers like we would our own.