It is the end of 2016, and time to reflect on the past business year. Did the year turn out the way you expected? Did you work harder this year than last year, or did you find a smarter way to do business?
The water well industry philosophy is, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” The first portable rotary drill was invented 85 years ago in 1931. This is a fantastic progression to think about. Before the advent of the shovel, civilization progressed only where fresh water was available. The well digger solidified our ability to live anywhere we want. Our grandfathers didn’t dig wells, they spudded them with drive blocks and bailers. Our fathers may have started by spudding, but by the mid-1980s rotary drilling quickly became the new standard.