Yep-- Mike McGlaughlan is the one who drilled my well in northern Potter- we hit water at 390 feet, went to 450 for a reserve. Mike is great to deal with and very accurate in his estimate. I would recommend him!Met Vern Cizek(?) of Germania Drilling a few times, years ago. Quite the character in his day.
Referenced a buddy earlier, who built a new camp in Potter some years back and having a hard time getting water.
Eichelberger's put together a crew in Potter and started competing with Germania about the time my buddy was building his camp, late 80s I think. They had drilled a few wells for him here in Cumberland County for houses that he built, so he hired them to drill his well up there.
They were located in what later became County Line Enterprises building supplies on Rt. 6, which closed up several years ago. IIRC, Eichelbergers lasted several years up there and finally gave up. They still operate around here at home.
Most of the local drillers up there all used cable rigs (I called them pounders), due to the gravel sub soils in many areas. They tend to compact the gravel as they pound their way down to the aquifier, unlike rotary rigs like Eichlebergers used. Often rotaries tended to keep caving in and they'd have to start over again, plus needed more well casing.
That's what happened at my bud's place. They finally got a cable rig, lost the "bit" and couldn't retrieve it, so started another hole that eventually produced water.
Our well at camp was pounded in by a local driller from Westfield, Rudy McGlaughlan, back around 1980. Last I knew, his son still drills wells.