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Thank You Bubba & W4 Country!

Thank You Bubba and W4 Country

Thank you Bubba and W4 Country for helping with our recent Facebook contest drawing. It was nice visiting the studio and Bubba did a great job making us feel at home.

The drawing included all of our Facebook Likes.

For the 2 winners, visit our Facebook page. Please feel free to Like us and be part of the next drawing.

Tim Clark

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70 Years of Well Drilling and Thousands of Thank Yous

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Yes, Cribley Drilling Company is celebrating 70 years of well drilling and the thousands of loyal customers we have thanked for trusting us with their family’s water well and treatment systems over those years.  It’s been a pleasure serving all of you.  As we look forward to the next 70 years and many more thank yous to come, we can’t help getting excited about what the future holds and what new technologies and techniques we will use to better serve you.  After all, water is our business and our passion.

We are also proud of our Champion Water Treatment division.  A service we have been providing since 1979 to filter and soften water from the wells we constructed and also the ones done by others.

During 2016, we will be adding personal comments to this BLOG and offering some specials, as well as drawings for gift cards on our Facebook page.  So be sure to join our mailing list (to the left the right of this post under Champion Water) and like us on Facebook.

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Cribley/Champion Water Treatment


Ever notice that when there’s a storm, whether its 8 inches of snow or a tornado, the first thing to sell out at the grocery store is bottled water.

Save yourself the stress and keep a couple of 5 gallon bottles of pure Champion water on hand.

Even better, buy a water cooler/heater and have the convenience of pure water handy at all times.

The only thing more important than food is pure drinking water. Call Cribley/Champion today and check out the reasonable prices for water coolers/heaters. You’ll be glad you did.

Cribley Well Drilling and Champion Water Treatment, two great names one great company.  Call 800 697-6485 or 734 426-4400 whenever you need us.

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Cribley Well Drilling Goes to the Library

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Our Big Rig Goes to the Library


We hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the “Big Truck and Emergency Vehicle Day” at Dexter District Library. The weather was perfect, the crowd was large, and our big well drilling rig was a hit for young and old alike.

And yes, Jack Clark came out of retirement (again) to share his love for big rigs and well drilling with the great folks that attended the Library’s event. Cribley Well Drilling hopes this becomes an annual event.

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Jack Clark Drills a Well at North Lake

Cribley Well Drilling’s Version of “The Old Man and the Sea”.

Yes, Hemingway’s “Old Man and the Sea” is a classic work. Here at Cribley Well Drilling we have our own version of classic work.

When a delicate touch was needed to get a well drilled on North Lake, we had to send in the old rig and “the old man”.  Yes, Jack Clark was called out of retirement to lend a steady eye and hand to the project. When called on to get the job done, you can count on Cribley Well Drilling. Owned and operated by the Clark family since 1963.

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Cribley Well Drilling Has a New Rig

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If you or your kids love big rigs and “more power” you’ll love Cribley’s new 2014 Versa-Drill V-100NG Drilling Rig.

Made in the USA and mounted on a 2014 Peterbilt 340, our new Versa Drill was built with plenty of power to handle any water well drilling or Geothermal drilling job. This new 2014 Versa-Drill is the 3rd in our Cribley line-up and comes equipped with 500/200 air, 3×4 centrifugal mud pump, 15 rod carousel (31/2″ x 20″, 9GPM water injection, built in 2″Bowie grouter, 12K winches with job booms, hose reel, and mounted on a 2014 Peterbilt 6×6.

Let’s just say it’s a beauty.

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See Our Ad in the 2014 Homeowner’s Guide


We are a proud member of the Builder’s & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor. See our ad on page 56 of the 2014 Homeowner’s Guide. Thank you!

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14th Coldest Winter in History Has Been Hard on Water Wells


With 4 – 5 record setting cold days and counting, this winter will go down as the 14th coldest (on average) in history. The coldest ever reported was the winter of 1902 – 03.

This cold winter has brought a rash of No Water emergencies. Some we are sure were caused by freezing pipes and the cold weather.  Others we just suspected were helped along by the cold.

If you have a no water emergency call us at 800 697-6485 for 24-7 emergency service.

Watch this article for more information on cold water well and pump information.

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Letters From Our Happy Customers


10/6/13  Dear Cribley Drilling Company, Your company drilled three wells for a closed-loop geothermal system in our front yard last Monday September 30. Troy and Travis (plus a lot of impressive machinery) did this job for us, and I wanted to thank you and especially them for doing a great job. They worked extremely well together, and went to late hours to get the job done in one day. They also took care to do minimal damage to the yard, which was difficult due to tight restrictions of room to maneuver. We really appreciate the extra effort by these two guys, they are a definite credit to your company. -Steve Olson Ann Arbor


9/28/13  Cribley Drilling Company, I recently had some work done at my home by your company and wanted to commend the men who did the job. I don’t have the names of all of them, but both teams of two men were very impressive as being professional. In a business where more time is more money, these men got right to their task and worked quickly and efficiently together to get the job done. Each man knew what the other man needed without having to be told or asked to do anything. I am 86 years old. I had worked as a foreman for many years and I have never seen this kind of teamwork at my job or anywhere else. In a time when people tend not to take pride in a job well done, I would just like to say that these men did a job, did it well, and I am pleased to have made their acquaintance. Word of mouth is the best advertisement and I will be sharing this experience with others. Thank you. -Don Eiseman

Cribley Well Drilling and Champion Water Treatment, two great names one great company.

Call 800-697-6485 whenever you need us.

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Cribley Well Drilling Replaces Shallow and Steel Wells With PVC Wells

Today Cribley replaces Shallow and Steel Wells with PVC Wells

By Allison Clark-Dondzila

Cribley Drilling started out constructing wells in 1946. At that time well drillers across the country used steel to construct wells. Years down the road it was found that steel wells have an average lifetime of about 30 years. A steel well will break down over time creating a hole in the casing. Mud, minerals, and sand get into the well making the water supply impossible for household use.

It wasn’t until the mid to late 80’s that well drillers had approval from the State of Michigan to use PVC plastic to construct wells. PVC wells last much longer than steel wells. PVC casings will last 100 plus years.

Some homeowners have installed “point wells” or “shallow wells” in their homes, cottages, or cabins. These wells are hand driven and have an old style “jet pump” instead of a submersible pump, which is what we use today. A submersible pump is located inside the well head, it is submersed in water. These old style wells are usually located inside the home and the jet pump would be visible. They are known to fail because they are outdated and often must be replaced with a more reliable water source. Most shallow wells are ancient and have reached their lifetime. In some counties the environmental health department requires a replacement well for point or shallow wells before home sales or deed transfers.

Overall wells are much like a car: they need regular maintenance, part replacement, and if they have reached their lifetime they need to be replaced with a new one.

Don’t hesitate to call us for a free well estimate. Thanks to the internet we are able to research wells on your road/nearby area to help us choose a probable depth to find water. We would be happy to email, fax, or mail you an estimate for what a replacement well might cost. If you think a replacement well is needed at your home please call our office, we can have someone meet you on site and get started.

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