405 W Main - Downs, IL 61736 ph: 309.378.4003 fax:309.378.4099
Where we are located:
We are four blocks west of Seminary on Main Street in Downs. The office is in the back on the side of the shop. Feel free to stop in, we enjoy meeting our customers. We accept checks or cash for new wells. We also accept Visa, Master Card, and Discover for repairs only.
Staff Contacts & Bios
President / Owner
Jim grew up on the back of a drilling rig, and is now becoming more dedicated primarily to the administrative side of the business. Jim holds a license for both drilling and pump installation. He has been certified by the National Groundwater Association for both drilling and pump installation as well. He has been on the executive board for Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals and was president of the association for two years in 2006-2007. He is also on the Education Committee designing, hosting and teaching classes to fellow associates as well as sanitarians throughout the state. He attends conventions and classes each year, both state and national, to learn about any changes in our industry and stay abreast of the new regulations that may affect us. He is also actively involved in the legislative side of the industry working with the state and national levels.
Vice President / Office Manager
Rita is the wife of Jim and has been with the company for over 25 years. She will assist you in any way possible from taking the information needed for estimates to assisting in the scheduling of a service call. Rita does it all from invoicing to traffic control making sure that everyone knows what they should be doing.
Mark son of Jim, grew up on the back of a drilling rig and will be moving into management in the future. Mark holds a license for both drilling and pump installation. He has been certified by the NGWA for both drilling and pump installation as well. He is a member of the IAGP and NGWA. He too has helped in the designing, hosting and teaching classes to fellow associates as well as sanitarians. He attends conventions and classes each year, both state and national to learn about any changes in our industry and stay abreast of the new regulations that may affect us.
Sarah (Layten) Gassaway
Sarah daughter of Jim, has been a part of the company since she was a child as well. She has since gone to college and graduated with a degree in business. She has been working within the office suggesting different ways of doing business so that we can become more efficient, productive and profitable too. Since she has been a part of the industry for such a long time she is very knowledgeable about the industry as well.
Service / Install Manager
Mark has been a part of this industry since graduating high school and has been with Kickapoo Drilling Co. since 1990. He repairs water wells and installs water systems. He can also install water conditioning as well. He has attended the Water Right school in Wisconsin, the Franklin Electric school in Arkansas, and the
Kickapoo Drilling Company LLC
405 W Main St.
Downs, IL 61736
Office hours: M-F 7 am- 5 pm
Waterwell Service Hours:
If you need us please call and leave a message. We will get back to you. Phones are answered during evening hours and weekends.