News Release 398

Department of Natural Resources releases list of well drilling industry contractors without permits

Volume 39-398 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

ROLLA, Mo., DEC. 30, 2011 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources today released the most recent list of well drilling industry contractors who no longer carry permits to perform work in Missouri.

The 51 contractors on the list previously held a permit with the department to operate in Missouri as a contractor for water well, pump, heat pump or monitoring well installations.

There are many possible reasons why the individuals listed may not hold a permit. Those may include retirement, change in occupation or job duties, failure to apply for a renewal or enforcement actions taken against contractors who violated the Water Well Driller's Act. The department is encouraging those who had a well drilled by someone included in the list to contact the department for further information.

The Well Driller's Act became effective in 1986. It establishes minimum well construction standards and requires contractors to be permitted by the state. The law was created to protect Missouri groundwater from contamination resulting from improperly constructed wells. Improperly constructed wells may act as conduits for surface contaminants to enter drinking water supplies. Contaminated groundwater exposes Missourians of all ages to serious health risks that can result from water borne diseases such as typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera, hepatitis and giardiasis.

Contractors must hold a non-restricted pump installation permit with the department to install or remove pumps (old or new wells). Additionally, a contractor must hold a non-restricted well and/or pump permit to perform all plumbing that impacts the distribution of water from its source (well) through the pressure system to the point of entry inside or outside the structure being served. This includes, but is not limited to, pressure tanks, water treatment equipment and pressure switches.

Those contractors who no longer carry permits to work in Missouri include:

Name – City, State (Missouri County)
Anderson, Todd – St. Louis, MO (St. Louis).
Andrews, Robert – West Des Moines, IA.
Baker, Jeff – Prairie Du Rocher, IL.
Bey, Dennis – Perryville, MO (Perry).
Bodine, Jack – Mexico, MO (Audrain).
Bolin, Walter – Highlandville, MO (Christian).
Boyd, Daniel – Wheaton, MO (Barry).
Brockmeier, Donald – Cedar Hill, MO (Jefferson).
Castillo, Michael – Vernon Hills, IL.
Chipman, Josh – Manila, AR.
Colvin, David – Excelsior Springs, AR.
Crawford, Travis – Puxico, MO (Stoddard).
Dobkins, Lawrence – Steelville, MO (Crawford).
Fleeman, Danny – Manila, AR.
Fisher, Christopher – Rolla, MO (Phelps).
George, Scott – Fenton, MO (St. Louis).
Goodin, Arthur – Poplar Bluff, MO (Butler).
Griffin, David – Lawrence, KS.
Haudrich, Jeff – St. Louis, MO (St. Louis).
Hauser, Richard – Southwest City, MO (McDonald).
Hazen, Gary – Kansas City, MO (Jackson).
Hornbuckle, Clinton – Fulton, MO (Callaway).
Horrell, Andrew – St. Charles, MO (St. Charles).
Hughes, Harold – Patterson, MO (Wayne).
Hunsaker, Mark – Dexter, MO (Stoddard).
Jurgensmeyer, John – Jefferson City, MO (Cole).
Kesel, Sylvester – St. Robert, MO (Pulaski).
Klockow, Daniel – Norwalk, IA.
Knelle, Keith – St. Louis, MO (St. Louis).
Koch, Thomas – Madison, WI.
Kraemer, Grant – Fenton, MO (St. Louis).
Lamme, John R. – Maryville, MO (Nodaway).
Lansing, Clay – Fenton, MO (St. Louis).
Logan, Kevin – Washington, MO. (Franklin).
Matzenbacher, Adam – Wixom, MN
McCarty, Olan – Buffalo, MO (Dallas).
McGrath, Matthew – Eureka, MO (St. Louis).
Medlock, Stanley – Bunker, MO (Reynolds).
Miles, Douglas – Marble Hill, MO (Bollinger).
Owens, Glen – Joplin, MO (Jasper).
Patton, James – Camdenton, MO (Camden).
Patton, Jimmy– Camdenton, MO (Camden).
Rizer, Matthew – Linn Creek, MO (Camden).
Rodgers, David – Knob Noster, MO (Johnson).
Shiblee, Ellis – St. Louis, MO (St. Louis).
Smith, David – Rolla, MO (Phelps).
Stephens, Brian – St. Louis, MO (St. Louis).
Weber, Martin – Warrensville, IL.
Willis, Dean – Joplin, MO (Jasper).
Wineland, Timothy – Des Moines, IA.
Woods, Luther – Camden, MO (Ray).

Anyone with questions regarding this list please contact the department’s Division of Geology and Land Survey at 573-368-2143 or 800-361-4827. Learn more about well drilling at our website