Bee Cave Drilling, Inc. BBB Business Review
Meet Our Staff

Staff Bios

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November 2013

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Circa 2003

Office/Sales Staff
Commercial Services
Drilling Crew
Diagnostic Technicians
Pump Installers
Storage Tank Installers
Fleet Mechanic
Inventory

Office/Sales Staff

Jim Blair, President

Jim is passionate about three things: God, his family, and water. He enjoys working with mission organizations around the world to bring drinking water to needy people. As a deacon in his church, Jim is involved in many ministry projects serving the local community. Jim and his family enjoy fishing, swimming, and hiking together. At work, Jim likes to take on new challenges. He will find a way to fix a well that is not functioning or get a pump out that other companies can’t. When someone says it can’t be done, Jim takes that as a challenge.

Jim Blair (Lic. 54416 CKMPW) is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as a Water Well Driller with designations in water wells, monitoring wells, and closed loop geothermal wells, and as a Pump Installer with designations in single phase and three phase pumps. Jim has been in the water well business since September of 1993.

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Christy Cahela, Operations Manager

Christy’s background is in media production where she produced talk shows in the radio industry, such as Point of View and Daybreak. An opportunity with SXSW brought her and her husband David to the Austin area. Christy and David have Biblical Counseling and Christian Education degrees, respectively. She is involved in her church and Christy’s passion is working with young ladies and helping them discover their purpose and calling. Christy is a certified Ministry Insights counselor.She also has a love for music which she continued to develop when she lived in Nashville, TN. Christy is always improving herself and making huge strides for the company here at Bee Cave Drilling. Her editing skills can be seen in our videos. Christy, David and their pug, Jethro, reside in Austin.

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Greg Svetlik, Project Manager

Greg is a true renaissance man. Like Jim, he knows the water well business forwards and backwards and is somewhat of a savant at remembering the details of every well he has drilled or worked on. He is also involved in a popular Czech polka band called The Czechaholics (www.czechaholics.com). (Click here for a video of Greg playing with his band). This keeps him busy most weekends playing dance halls, church picnics, and family reunions across the state. When not providing people water or playing with the band, Greg and his family enjoy fishing, swimming, and biking together. At work, Greg can design you a water well system to match your needs no matter how small or large or find a way to fix a well system that seems beyond hope.

Greg Svetlik (Lic. 56008 CKPW) is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as a Water Well Driller with designations in water wells and closed loop geothermal wells, and as a Pump Installer with designations in single phase and three phase pumps. Greg has been in the water well business since April of 2003.

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Kevin Langford, Project Manager

Kevin worked for Bee Cave Drilling in the summer of 1997 right after college as a “grunt” helping to drill wells and set pumps. Kevin returned to Bee Cave Drilling in January 2012 as a Project Manager. He designs residential and irrigation systems for people who call in to the office and handles much of the paperwork for Jim’s projects. Kevin is married with one son. He loves getting away into the mountains, telling people about Jesus, and working with the great crew at Bee Cave Drilling.

Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in water resources from The University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister and served in churches in Texas and Nevada from 1994-2012.

Favorite Sports: UT Football, UT and Kentucky Wildcats Basketball, and UT and Rice Owls Baseball.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Cranky Franks BBQ in Fredricksburg

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Melanie Johnson, Project Administrator

Interests/Hobbies: Reading, Going to the Beach, Riding motorcycles with her husband, working with her church, and being Mimi to her grandkids
Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind (She was named after the character Melanie)
Favorite Local Restaurant: Austin Pizza Garden
Other Interesting Facts: Melanie was born on Christmas day and has met John Travolta, Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Spacey, and Willie Nelson
Work History: Melanie has been working in dispatch and customer service for 30 years

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Commercial Services

Brandon Walls, Commercial Services Manager

Interests/Hobbies: Guitar, iron working, wine and food
Favorite Movie: The Jerk
Favorite Local Restaurant: Pieous
Favorite Sports Team: A&M
Other Interesting Facts: 40 million people in China live in caves. 4% of the sand on Normandy beaches is made up of particles from D-Day landings. In 1981 India launched a satellite that was transported to the launch site by ox carts and bicycles
Work History: Restaurant Management, water well drilling, race car driver, HVAC, car control teacher, iron worker, part time sewer rat

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Josh Welch, Diagnostic Technician, Commercial Services

Interests/Hobbies: Hunting, barbecuing and fishing with family and friends
Favorite Movie: Tombstone and Forest Gump
Favorite Local Restaurant: Garcia’s, Mimi’s and Flores
Favorite Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys
Other Interesting Facts: I have lived all over Texas and will always call the Hill Country my home. I can wiggle my ears and nose
Work History: Controls Electrician for the last 10 years

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Drilling Crew

Cody Cox, Driller Apprentice

Interests/Hobbies: Camping, hiking and working with animals
Favorite Movie: Life of Pi
Favorite Local Restaurant: Flores
Favorite Sports Team: Miami Dolphins
Other Interesting Facts: I play lacrosse and basketball. I have 5 pit bulls
Work History: Food industry, warehouse and hospitality jobs

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Diagnostic Technicians

Jared Thompson, Field Service Manager

Interests/Hobbies: Jared raises potbellied pigs, rabbits, chickens and lambs. He likes hiking, hunting, fishing, kayaking and BBQing with friends
Favorite Movie: Braveheart
Favorite Local Restaurant: Rocky Creek BBQ on Hamilton Pool Road in Bee Cave
Work History: Jared has been in the water well industry since 2008

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Alex Thompson, Diagnostic Technician

Interests/Hobbies: Alex makes chain mail
Favorite Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Favorite Local Restaurant: Willie’s Burgers and BBQ on Hwy 71 in Spicewood
Other Interesting Facts: Alex was in the US Army for 6 years
Work History: Alex has been in the water well industry since 2012

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Chris “Chrispy” Adner, Diagnostic Technician

Interests/Hobbies: Motocross, BMX, surfing, and fishing (He is a Corpus Christi native)
Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead
Favorite Car: Geo Metro
Favorite Local Restaurant: Home Slice Pizza on Congress Ave
Other Interesting Facts: One of his sisters is very famous
Work History: Chris has been in the water well business since 2012. He previously did electrical work

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Pump Installers

Barry Dunlap, Pump Installer

Interests/Hobbies: Bee keeping and candle making
Favorite Movie: Batman
Favorite Local Restaurant: My house
Favorite Sports Team: Whatever team my kids are on!
Other Interesting Facts: Father of 2 girls
Work History: 7 years in retail management

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Hunter Comstock, Pump Installer

Interests/Hobbies: EDM Concerts, golfing and shooting range
Favorite Movie: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Favorite Local Restaurant: Bill’s Burgers at Old Oak Square in Marble Falls
Favorite Sports Team: Jordan Spieth-Golf
Other Interesting Facts: Double jointed in 13 places
Work History: I worked for Bee Cave Drilling for 13 months straight out of high school then I worked for Horse Shoe Bay Resort for 11months. I left the resort and have been back at Bee Cave ever since

Ty Walston, Pump Installer

Interests/Hobbies: Ranching, hunting, fishing and family
Favorite Movie: Lonesome Dove and Courageous
Favorite Local Restaurant: Mamacita’s
Favorite Sports Team: Texas A&M Aggies
Other Interesting Facts: Second generation Texas A&M graduate
Work History: Ranch management, water wells and railroad

Storage Tank Installers

Antonio Mendez, Lead Storage Tank Installer

Interests/Hobbies: Listening to music and working
Favorite Sports Team: Mexican Soccer Team
Favorite Local Restaurant: Flores in Dripping Springs
Other Interesting Facts: Antonio is bilingual (Spanish and English)
Work History: Antonio has been in the water well industry since 2006

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Brian Mosley, Service Apprentice

Interests/Hobbies: Airsoft, computer gaming and hanging out with friends
Favorite Movie: Silverado
Favorite Local Restaurant: Verde’s Mexican Parrilla
Favorite Sports Team: Nascar
Other Interesting Facts: I enjoy participating in military scenario games
Work History: Worked at Mastec AI, Verde’s Mexican Parrilla and O’Reilly’s

Fleet Mechanic

Nathan Del Vicario, Fleet Mechanic

Interests/Hobbies: Shooting, diving and fishing
Favorite Movie: Firefly
Favorite Local Restaurant: Leaning Pear
Favorite Sports Team: Los Angeles Kings
Other Interesting Facts: My cat rules the dark side. All hail Jack Bauer!
Work History: Edelbrock Racing, ILWU Longshore Mechanic

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Inventory

Jack Mitchell, Purchasing Manager

Interests/Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, playing with my kids and working on my hot rods
Favorite Movies: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Favorite Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys and UT
Favorite Local Restaurant: Pappadeaux’s
Other Interesting Facts: I am HVAC certified and Paint and Body certified
Work History: Directional Drilling in the oil field in South Texas and West Texas. Painted cars at a collision center, ran service for an AC company and managed a wholesale electrical distributor company

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