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About Hickory Well Drilling Co. Inc. Based in Hickory, NC

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Hickory Well Drilling Co. Inc. was established in 1938 by Mr. L. L. Martin, Mr. H. C. (Cliff) Huffman became a partner early on. Based in Hickory, North Carolina, the company extended its water well and pump services to Catawba County and surrounding areas. The business was renamed to Hickory Well Drilling Co. Inc. in the 1940s.
1940s – 1950s - Hickory Well Drilling Co. Inc. was significant in providing water to residential, municipal and commercial development in the Catawba Valley. Our main services were well drilling and pump installations & repairs.
1960s - We began changing from above ground pumps to submersible pumps and from cable tool percussion drilling equipment to rotary air drilling equipment. Our sister company also became established during this decade. Advancements during this time contributed to faster, cleaner, and more economical well construction.
1970s - 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.

1980s - 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.

Late 1990's -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.
2000s - Hickory Well Drilling Co. Inc. was significant in ensuring ground water was available to residences in Catawba Valley during the droughts of ‘00, ‘01, ‘07 and ‘08. In ‘04, we purchased the records and telephone number of Bakers Piedmont Well & Pump after the retirement of their owner Carroll Baker. Dan Huffman purchased L. Wilson Martin's ownership in 2004, making him the company's sole owner.
Memberships and Associations
  • National Ground Water Association
  • Certified North Carolina Drilling Contractor
  • SP/WP Electrical License
  • North Carolina Ground Water Association
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Franklin & Schaefer Controls & Pumps Professional Dealer Association
  • Certified SIMPLE Hand Pump Dealer
  • Goulds Pumps Professional Dealer Association
  • Berkeley Pump Professional Dealer Association