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Richard and Jan Bombardier began J.R. Drilling Central Limited Partnership in Cranbrook, British Columbia, in 1989, using an older Chicago Pneumatic drill rig. Within four years, they sold that rig and purchased the first of many new DR (dual-rotary) rigs, a Foremost DR 16. With this technologically advanced equipment, Richard was able to use his unique, forward-thinking and innovative ideas to quickly grow the company and increase its market share in East and West Kootenay. Contracts included environmental drilling for most of the major engineering companies in BC, working on the Bennett Dam sinkhole project for BC Hydro, placer gold exploration in Northern BC, and dewatering wells, exploration holes, wireline piezometers and angle hole drilling for the East Kootenay coal mines.

Expansion into the U.S.

In 1999, J.R. Drilling Ltd. expanded into the U.S. market and, along with three partners, started a drilling company in Southern Arizona: ADT Drilling. Richard broadened his drilling experience in the southern states, including drilling 24-inch diameter flood reverse holes for the Bureau of Reclamation. Richard and Jan expanded within British Columbia by teaming up with Richard’s brother, Don, to establish J.R. Drilling Central Limited Partnership in the Kamloops area. When Richard and Jan retired in 2005, the Cranbrook branch and the Kamloops branch were sold separately, forming two distinct companies. J.R. Drilling Central hired Richard as a Technical Advisor and Senior Trainer, and we considered ourselves fortunate that he was able to share his vast knowledge of the industry with our team. Richard is fully retired now, but our team of drilling contractors in British Columbia is continuing to learn and move the company forward.

We remain a small company with Kelly Pelletier being the primary owner.

Company Vision

We will provide our customers with reliable service and innovative drilling solutions that exceed their expectations.

Company Mission Statement

We have two primary goals:

  • To provide unsurpassed quality and service in the water well drilling industry in the southern interior of British Columbia
  • To be a sustainable, profitable and innovative company that is the leader in groundwater drilling and exploration

J.R. Drilling Central Limited Partnership is located in Kamloops, but our drilling contractors serve Williams Lake, the surrounding area, and all over British Columbia. Give us a call to for more information about our water well services today.

J.R. Drilling Central Limited Partnership

570 West Athabasca St.

Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4


Call anytime for an estimate

Service Area

100 Mile House
Williams Lake

British Columbia

 Members of British Columbia Ground Water Association (BCGWA)

 Registered Licensed Well Drillers in the Province of British Columbia


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