- Well construction regulations began in North Carolina in 1972. From 1975-1977, H. C. Huffman sat on the first State Board of Water Well Contractor Examiners. L. Wilson Marin of Hickory Well Drilling Co. Inc. later sat on the Well Contractors Certification Board. The company continued to grow.
- Hickory Well Drilling Co. Inc. became incorporated in 1983. Current Owner, Dan Huffman was elected President/CEO and L. Wilson Martin was elected Treasurer/Secretary. During this time water filtration and water testing were added as services provided. Martin is responsible for acquiring State approval for PVC well casing.
-After the retirement of Horace and Peggy Huffman in 1997, Hickory Well Drilling Co. Inc. acquired Huffman Well & Pump Company's inventory including equipment, crew and records.