OF THE WEEK:
Barrington Well Drilling, LLC
Carroll, Staff Writer
Whether you’re a
cranberry grower needing more water for your bogs, a farmer looking to
hydrate fields and livestock, or simply a person tired of drinking
funny tasting H2O, Barrington Well Drilling LLC can help. Started by
his grandfather in 1953, Ron Barrington carries on the business which
had its beginnings in Curry county. Ron’s family moved to Coos
Bay when he was 5 years old because there was more work to be found
here, and he continues the well and water business to this day, serving
the entire Southern Oregon coast
I spoke with Ron’s daughter about the business. “Dad
is really modest,” she explained, smiling. “He’s just
a 'one foot in front of the other' kind of guy. He doesn’t toot
his own horn.” None-the-less, there are plenty of toots to be had
Pictured here hard at work is Ron Barrington, owner of longtime family business Barrington Well Digging.
Barrington Well Drilling has a good reputation in the area for being
very conscientious about its work. When done with digging ditch lines,
for example, Ron and crew cover everything back up. They take care not
to underbid a job, and make sure the customer is kept in the loop.
doing this kind of work, you never know what you might find. Sometimes
you go to a job expecting to be done in just a few minutes, only to
discover something that winds up taking all day to handle. You have no
control with what’s under the ground, so there cannot be a cookie
cutter approach. Ron is experienced in working with special
circumstances, knowing when to apply for variances when needed. If you
think you don’t have an option for your needs, he’ll try to
find an option for you. To be willing to work with people is
Ron’s general philosophy.
and his family like to spend a lot of his spare time with horses, of
which they have a variety of. In fact Ron’s wife, Lisa, rescues
horses, and is also a dog trainer. His daughter recalls the time Ron
wowed her junior high school science class when they were studying
geology and rocks. “My Dad brought in a bunch of different rock
formations he’d collected. He even brought his diamond bit and
drill rig into town, to show the class how drilling through rock
A lot has changed in 60 years, though Ron still has some of the
original cable tools, and a military truck he doesn’t use that
often, but it’s there if he needs it. He has multiple drills-
different drills have different purposes, so basically, Ron comes
prepared to do the job.
Barrington Well Drilling does more than construct new wells. They also
clean out and deepen existing wells, lay in pump systems and holding
tanks, dig ditch lines, and install complete water filtration systems.
They will conduct water and flow tests to help pick the correct system
for your water.
Call Barrington Well Drilling at 541-269-7221, or visit their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/BarringtonWellDrillingLlc, for more information.
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