For Ray Smith, president and owner of Bayville, N.J.-based KGR Well Drilling Inc., balancing business and family is one of the biggest challenges. After all, he is the father of five children. “They are equally important and support each other,” Smith says. “That combination tends to want to rip you in half at times.”
While it is a balancing act, water well drilling is everything to Smith, who says he has always been intrigued by it. His company specializes in water well installation, repair and servicing, decommissioning, pumps, testing and certification. He serves residential, commercial, public and industrial customers in central and southern New Jersey. He says he grew up exposed to water well drilling and that it has always been a part of him in one way or another.