The Summit Drilling Company roots date back to the mid 1950’s when Robert Kreilick Sr. and Donald Grahamer drilled test borings throughout the Northeast.

In 1969, Bob started Summit Well & Pump Co., Inc. in Clarks Summit, PA. The company operated in the Scranton, PA area for several years before moving to New Jersey in the mid 1970’s.

In 1986, Robert Kreilick, Sr. and his wife Barbara founded Summit Drilling Company, Inc., an environmental specialty drilling services firm. Don Grahamer became Summit’s drilling superintendent.

Today, Summit has grown to become a go-to source for geophysical investigation and down hole analytics, environmental and geotechnical drilling, and site remediation services on the Eastern half of the U.S.

Company Milestones

1969 — Company becomes Summit Well & Pump Co. in Clarks Summit, PA
1975 — Summit Well & Pump Co., moves to New Jersey
1986 — Summit Drilling Co., Inc. founded — 6 employees
1995 — Summit establishes direct push division
2000 — Summit reaches 25 employees

2006 — Summit acquires Plainfield Well Drilling
2007 — Summit acquires Environmental Remediation Contractors
2007 — Summit named to Inc. 500/5000 list
2007 — Summit opens Delran, NJ operations
2009 — Summit reaches 50 employees

2009 — Summit acquires PFI and establishes injection division
2010 — Summit acquires 1st Sonic Rig and establishes Sonic division
2012 — Summit acquires Tobasco Drilling, opens Mount Laurel office
2013 — Summit acquires 2nd Sonic Rig
2013 — Summit opens Warrington, PA office

2013 — Summit reaches 75 employees
2014 — Summit acquires 3rd & 4th Sonic Rig
2014 — Summit named Inc’s 500/5000 fastest growing
2015 — Summit opens Hudson Valley, NY office
2015 — Summit names Tory Donnelly President & COO

2016 — Summit opens Runnemede, NJ office
2017 — Summit adds BL 50K truck-mounted powerful Sonic Rig to their growing fleet
2018 — Summit achieves Gold Shovel health & safety certification
2019 — Summit adds key alliance partners to expand remediation services
2020 — Summit achieves 11th consecutive Governor’s health & safety award

2021 — Summit takes on institutional investment partners
2022 — Ron Bucca named CEO. Summit Acquires TPI Environmental of Easton, PA
2023 — Summit Acquires Subsurface Environmental Technologies (SET) and Hill Environmental
2023 — Summit acquires SAEDACCO, a southeast region environmental services company

Company History


It was a hot sweltering August day in 1957 when Don Grahamer (on left) and Bob Kreilick took a break from drilling test borings for the I-95 and I-295 overpasses and bridges being constructed.