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Mark Layten

Owner/Sales and Design

Mark, son of Jim, grew up on the back of a drilling rig. 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.

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Danny Northrip

Owner/Operations Manager

Danny has been with Kickapoo since August of 2010. He brings to us a lot of experience in drilling and has operated many different types of drilling rigs in the past. He is certified as a closed loop contractor through the Illinois Department of Public Health. He is very knowledgeable about geothermal and water well drilling for both residential and commercial properties.

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Sarah (Layten)
Gassaway

Owner/Office Manager

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.

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Jim Layten

Consulting and sales with 54 years in the business

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.

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Rita Layten

Office Consultant with 37 years in the business

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.

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Holly Layten

Executive Assistant

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Cody Wheat

Pump Service and Installation

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Brandon Adkisson

Pump Service and Installation

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Josh Gassaway

Pump Service and Installation

Joe McClintock
Joe McClintock

Drilling

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Chris Stocks

Drilling