Success Stories
Not many people can say they have drilled in every province in Canada over more than 70 years, yet that was the case with Lewis Hopper.
When Ground Water Canada talked with Friesen Drillers in 2003, it became clear the Manitoba company was rooted in innovation and a strong work ethic, and growing – even after 100-plus years.
The motto of Blaine Matuga’s company, Central Interior Pumps of Kamloops, B.C., really says it all: “We’re protectors of ground water.”
Paul Conrad has built his business – and his life – around a simple concept: treat others the way you want to be treated and that good will come back to you. It’s a karmic perspective that influences everything he does, from the wells he drills and the service he offers, to how sees his role in the protection of ground water, and how he works with other businesses and people in his community.
Started by his father, Maurice, in 1964 under his own name, it quickly became M&M Drilling Rivers Ltd. (not to be confused with M&M Drilling of Alberta).
Who says installing pumps can’t look like Mission Impossible? From a young age, helicopters were a passion Mike Lamont was not ready to give up.
Gord Bailey was born to teach, but he didn’t always know it.
Jordan Rogers is fulfilling every child’s – heck, every adult’s – fantasy. When his company, Valley Well Drillers in Waterville, N.S., is not drilling for water, it goes in search of something else. Gold, that is – Atlantic treasure!
Working in the family’s well drilling business was something Darrell Carson always talked about, but his career path made a few twists and turns before that became a reality.
It might have been a well-chosen date that secured the success of John and Carol Larson’s business. But it’s more likely their hard work, creativity and pride in a job well done that did the trick.
  March 31, Surrey, B.C. – Canadian engineer Ray Roussy recently accepted an award from the Mining Technology Hall of Fame for development and commercialization of sonic drilling technology for use in exploration.
We’re in the well-drilling business. We’re all nuts,” jokes Kevin Constable about Fred Constable and Son, the business his grandfather – that’s Fred – started in Maple, Ont., back in the mid-1940s.
Nov. 10, 2014, Surrey, B.C. – Canadian engineer Ray Roussy will be inducted into the International Mining Hall of Fame for his development and commercialization of sonic drilling technology. 
Typically oil and water don’t mix. But for drillers, one career might just stir them together. For Ralph Jacobs, his penchant for drilling took him offshore for oil but ultimately brought him back to the land of water.
Stauber Drilling is a Saskatchewan-based drilling company with a long history.
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