Welcome to LaFramboise Well Drilling & Water Service
Family owned and operated since 1955, LaFramboise Well Drilling, Inc. has served the drilling and water needs of builders, developers, engineers, municipal and private water companies, state and federal agencies and homeowners throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York. Over the years we have earned the trust of our customers as a reliable, professional company equipped to provide a wide range of technical services that includes water well drilling, pump system design and installation, well inspecting and pump testing, well development, water filtration and treatment, and environmental/geo-technical drilling.
Our modern fleet of drilling equipment ranks among the region's largest. annually, we drill close to 1,000 water supply wells for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal uses. We have the capability to drill wells in diameter ranging from 3-36 inches, and we offer all methods of drilling, including rotary/air percussion, mud rotary, cable tool and hollow stem auger.
The 3 types of drilling methods commonly used in the northeastern U.S. are illustrated. Left to right:
- A hollow stem auger used for drilling in unconsolidated material, primarily on environmental and geo-technical projects
- A mud/air rotary drilling in overburden using a tri-cone roller bit
- A down-the-hole hammer bit used in rotary percussion (air rotary) drilling in bedrock
Equally important to proper equipment is having the right people at the helm and in the field. At LaFramboise, we take pride in our professional approach and expertise which have helped earn our reputation as "The Water Experts®." Company management has over 150 years of combined experience in well drilling gained in diverse field conditions of the northeastern U.S. and Canada and around the world, as well. Our drilling crews are certified by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and have completed OSHA-required training. LaFramboise holds professional well drilling contractor licenses in six states.
Our pumping service crews are certified in all phases of installation and repair for residential, commercial and municipal work. Underscoring our commitment to quality customer service, our crews are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for water emergencies.
As a full-service company, we have the capabilities that many of our competitors don't while we're still small enough to provide the kind of personal attention everyone expects and deserves. LaFramboise welcomes the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to handle your project professionally and at a competitive price.
Read all about our staff here.