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company information Darcy’s Drilling Services Ltd. was founded in 2007 by Darcy Schmidt.  Darcy Schmidt was involved in well drilling and pump repair at a very early age. He assisted with drilling water wells and repairing pump systems as a youngster, and eventually moved into a full time position with Schmidt Drilling Ltd. in 1978. A few years later he became one of the first students to complete the journeyman water well apprenticeship program. After years of success, Darcy became the President of Schmidt Drilling Ltd. until it was sold in 2005.

Continuing with the exceptionally successful family owned and operated business model, Darcy Schmidt founded Darcy’s Drilling Services Ltd.  Along with the additional leadership and experience of Michael Schmidt, Tasha Schmidt, and Cara Riske our full service water well company continues to grow and succeed.

In 2011, Darcy’s Drilling Services Ltd. expanded to the Drayton Valley Area, by purchasing a large amount of water well equipment from Morrill’s Water Well Drilling.  Allowing us to provide quality wells and incomparable service in the Drayton Valley Area.  Along with this purchase, we were joined by long time Morrill employee, Jonathan Gilbert.

We are a full service company.  Your water needs are our priority!  No subcontractors No Call Centers!  You deal with us from the start to the finish of your new well.  We drill the wells and install the pump and pressure system, and in the future we will be here to service what we sold!

We specialize in:

  • Water Well Drilling and Service
  • Industrial Water Source Wells – greater than 150m deep
  • Ritchie Water Bowls and Parts
  • Pressure Pump Installation and Repair
  • Wells Constructed to Alberta Environment Licensable Standard


Being involved in industry associations benefits our company and more importantly it benefits the industry as a whole. Darcy and Michael have participated as active members of Alberta Water Well Drilling Association for numerous years, holding positions on the board of directors as president and past president.  Information about the Alberta Water Well Drilling Association can be found at AWWDA.

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