R. Webb & Son Well Drilling is the best locally owned and operated well drilling and water purification company in Michigan. R. Webb & Son Well Drilling is a multi-generational company. We have been in Business for over 50 years have drilled over 10,000 wells and have over 60,000 service related repairs. We are customer focused and quality minded. Give us a call or click the link below for a free estimate.

Experienced Staff

We have the best, most knowledgeable staff in Northern Michigan. We have four service technicians, four in home installers and two well drillers. Two of our ten staff members are Master Groundwater Contractors (there are about 84 in the World). All staff are current members or actively seeking membership to the Michigan Ground Water Association. We consistently train and continuously seek to stay ahead of the technology curve. Our staff is customer focused and here to help you!

Angie's List

Angie's List is an American home services website. Founded in 1995, it is an online directory that allows users to read and publish crowd-sourced reviews of local businesses and contractors. R. Webb & Son Well Drilling was awarded there 5 Star Service Award. We are very proud to service you and the community. Your satisfaction is our goal!


Top Rated Business by HomeAdvisor
R. Webb & Son Well Drilling is a HomeAdvisor top rated business. We received the Elite Service and the Top Rated award from HomeAdvisor. HomeAdvisor is a website that lists pre-screened and customer-rated service professionals. You can trust R. Webb & Son Well Drilling to do the job right and on time.

Water Conditioning

Do you have staining in your bathroom fixtures? Does your water have a distinct taste? Are your clothes dingy and seem to never get white? A total home water conditioning system may be the solution for you. It will remove minerals from the water that cause fixture staining, bad tastes and dingy clothing.

New Wells

Are you in the market for new potable water? R. Webb & Son Well Drilling has the experience and capability to drill new wells / service wells from inch and quarter to a massive twenty inch well. We also have the ability to service wells with jet pumps and line shaft turbines from 10 GPM to 650 GPM. We offer a business leading five-year warranty on all new systems. We also install commercial and farm irrigation systems. You can trust R. Webb & Son Well Drilling with your new well installation!

Water Sampling

All new well installations are tested for water impurities. We can also test your existing water system for heavy metals such lead, copper and arsenic. If you have a smell of rotten eggs in your water you may have iron bacteria, which we will test for. Your family and your water is a top priority for R. Webb & Son Well Drilling.

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Pump Repair

We repair most makes and models of jet pumps and irrigation pumps. On the slim chance that your pump is un-repairable we can provide you with an updated comparable model. We stock new and used parts for most pumps. Whether you’re a do it yourself person or someone in need, R. Webb & Son is here to provide excellent service.

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Webb's 50+ Year History

In January of 1966 Robert Webb Sr. was working for Consumers Power Company in Jackson, Michigan and living in Charlotte, Michigan. Most every week end he and his wife Arlene would come to his families homestead in Hale. One week end in early Spring of 1966 they came to Hale only to find that they didn't have any water. They hired a local well driller to fix it and returned to their home in Charlotte. They returned the following week-end only to find they still didn't have any water and that their pump was torn into many pieces and all over their basement floor. They were informed by the well driller that it couldn't be fixed. Bob spent the next four week-ends working on it and with his father's (a former well driller) advice, he had the pump back together and pumping water again.

On the way home to Charlotte that Sunday afternoon, he told Arlene," You know Hale sure needs a good well driller", and "I know I could do it". Arlene told him," I don't care what you do as long as you earn a living". Since, they were both born and raised in Hale they decided that it might not be such a bad idea after all, so Bob quit his good secure job at Consumers Power Company and the moved to Hale to start a well drilling business with a promise to himself never to leave a customer without water the way he had been left.

He drilled his first well on April 21, 1966 and in that first year he drilled nearly a 100 wells with a "spudding" (hollow rod) rig. By 1980, he was drilling 185 wells a year with an augur rig. Every well he drilled then and now carries a 5 year warranty. Today the company operates two rotary drilling rigs, two service crews, one new well pump installation crew and one specialty work crew that works on large well repairs for schools, business, and industry. They also sell, service and install water conditioning equipment for the smallest to the largest job. The company operates in all of The Northeastern Michigan Area.

The business is now operated by Robert Webb II who is a Registered Michigan well Contractor and a Certified Master Well Driller. There are only about 84 Master well drillers in the world). His father Robert Webb SR (deceased) had revived Michigan Ground Water Association Driller of the year, was awarded Honorary membership and the Distinguished Honorary member award. Robert Webb II is also a member of the Michigan Ground Water Association and has served on its board of directors. He is a member of the National Ground Water Association and currently serves on their Educational Committee and Rural Water Committee. Robert Webb II is currently a member of the Michigan State DEQ Advisory Committee. Robert Webb II has been appointed to the DEQ water well advisory board in Lansing since 1999 and served on the District Health Department #2 water well advisory board since 1997 17 years as chairman. Robert Webb II has received the Driller of the Year Award and R. Webb & Son Well Drilling has received Distinguished Service award. Candy Webb was the first ever to receive the auxiliary Distinguished Service award. R. Webb & Son Well Drilling has revived the NGWA Associates Distinguished Service Award and the Michigan Ground Water Association Distinguished Business award for 50 years of exemplary customer service and community support. Now, you know why Webb Well Drilling can proudly say, "Quality Water Starts Here".