Drillers Service Inc.
Wholesalers to the Water Industry
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About Us


Drillers Service, Inc. was founded in 1954 by H. Jack Faw, Sr. Jack was the son of Rueben E. Faw, a long time water well driller and pump installer in the Hickory area. Jack worked in his father’s business until his father retired. At that time, he decided to take his knowledge of drilling wells and installing pumps to a different level. The experience he gained from working with his father gave him just what he needed to incorporate a successful distribution business in the water well industry. He called his new business venture Drillers Service, Inc. and opened for business in May, 1954 with five employees.

In 1967 Jack decided to “test the waters” again by opening his first branch location in Charlottesville, VA. Within a year his decision to expand had proven to be profitable so in 1968 branches were opened in Greensboro, NC and Marietta, GA (which has since relocated to Ashburn, GA). DSI has since those early years continued to expand. We now have branch locations in Hickory, NC; Greensboro, NC; Selma, NC; Wilmington, NC; West Columbia, SC; Ashburn, GA; Albany, GA; Griffin, GA; Jasper, GA; Ocala, FL; Lakeland, FL; Knoxville, TN; Chtistiana, TN; Charlottesville, VA; Roanoke, VA; Portsmouth, VA; Millersville, MD; Newville, PA; Tyler, TX; and Yorkville, IL along with corporate offices in Hickory, NC.

Expansion at DSI has taken place not only geographically in the over fifty years we’ve been in business. While we began as a distributor of water drilling equipment and well supplies, today we also service the environmental, industrial/commercial and wastewater industries. Those original five employees have since grown to over one hundred eighty employees. But that’s not where DSI plans to stop. We continue to seek areas where we can diversify that will benefit all the water and fluid handling industries.

Another area where we’ve witnessed expansion at DSI is in our leadership. In August, 1986 several members of our management team took ownership of the company and today we’re led by Richard Redden, President; Richard Dameron, Executive Vice-President; Eddie Broussard, Vice-President; Doug Young, National Sales & Marketing Mgr.; and Branch Managers Rick Mahoney, Mark Bramblett, Roy Lawson, Jason Garcia, Jim Inman, John Penland, Kip Fowler, Jimmy Johnson, Marty Rouse, David Rumbelow and Ed Coppenbarger. Under today’s leadership, we’ve seen the company's yearly gross sales grow from the $192,420.00 Mr. Faw realized his first year in business to the over $100M we do today.

Things have changed a lot since May of 1954. However, the leaders and employees of DSI today still have the same goal they had then. That goal is to provide our customers with products and services that are unrivaled by any others in our industry.

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Corporate Office
1792 Highland Ave NE
Hickory, NC 28601
(800) 334-2308 phone
(828) 322-1100 phone
(828) 322-7436 Fax
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