About Us

Smiths Welldrilling was established in 1961 by Rex & Ivan Smith. They owned the Prebbleton Garage and would work there in the morning & go drilling in the afternoon. At that stage the business consisted of 1 x Cable Tool Rig and 1 x Rig on a trailer.

The business was purchased by Gary & Lynda Burgess in 1984. In 1995 Barry Kewish joined the company and during the time since has been employed as the main driller, with the last 5 years as Foreman. Cathy has been the Office manager for 12 years.

Barry & Cathy Kewish purchased the business in December 2012 and have continued with the name as Smiths Welldrilling 2012 Ltd to acknowledge the companies reputation for good workmanship and service.

Barry is experienced in drilling all types of wells from Hamner to Waimate and his knowledge of drilling in Canterbury, Well repairs & maintenance, Pump systems & Installation, Equipment, Maintenance and Engineering skills are invaluable.

With our close knit group of employees, we can offer over 55 years experience to help with all your needs.

Whether it is Residential, Lifestyle or Irrigation, we can take you from the Bore Permit application through to the pump system ready for final connection. We also offer a same day emergency well/pump repair service if required, no matter how big or small.

We are a Family owned and operated business who take pride in doing a good job for the fairest price we can.

Contact us today for a free consultation & estimate. Free site visit available