Durham Well Drilling was established in 1959 by Percy Johnston. Starting with a one-man cable tool rig, we grew over the next 30 years with a solid reputation for customer service and a job well done. In 1989, Orval Kaufman came off the farm to work for Percy as a salesman. In 1992, the opportunity was presented for him and Paul Kaufman to purchase the business with one Speedstar Mud Rotor, 9000 Ford Water Truck, and 1989 Dodge Cummings, and the rest was history.
Janette Kaufman became a partner in 2007, and Orval continued to do the sales work with his wife, Elaine, as they continued to meet clients at their sites at their request.
In the fall of 2015, our oldest son, Matthew Kaufman, decided to join the family business as an apprentice well technician. Our youngest son, Derek Kaufman, has chosen to fulfill his dream as a hydro lineman technician, but at every opportunity, he always looks to assist and work within the family business when he can.
Our shop is located next to our home, which allows us to be available and reactive to any urgent requests and phone calls.
We take pride in our business for being dedicated to customer service as a local family-owned company that puts our customers first.