In the Beginning …
The first well driller in Huntsville was Tom Hammond’s father Frank Hammond.
Installing pilings for the new Parry Sound Hospital (in 1953)
Frank started in the drilling business in 1919. Originally Frank built his own drilling rigs because in those days factory equipment wasn’t available.
Frank Hammond came to Huntsville to drill the rock cut for the new Highway 11 in 1937. While boarding in Huntsville, word spread of a well driller in town and he soon found himself drilling many local farm wells. In the early years drilling customers boarded the drilling crew at their home as it often took up to 6 weeks to drill a well with the cable tool type rigs of the era. The cost of the board would be then deducted from the cost of the well.
Tom retired in the Spring of 2005 and Muskoka Pump Service purchased the business. Norm has been installing pumps in Hammond Wells for over 30 years. This was a nice fit for the business. His son Jeff has joined him and is drilling wells.
In June 2020, Norm decided that it was time to retire and F.C Hammond was purchased by Northland Well Drilling owned by Daniel and Nicolas Tailleur, a father and son team from Kapuskasing, Ontario
The Company’s aim has always been to give the best possible service to our customers as they are the reason for our success.