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Jim Blair

Jim Blair

President

Bio

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.

Christy Cahela

Christy Cahela

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Bio

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, their pug, Lemmy and their french bulldog Gismo, reside in Austin.

Melanie Johnson

Melanie Johnson

Director of Project Administration

Bio

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
Nicole Duran

Nicole Duran

Assistant Project Administrator

Bio

Hobbies: camping, exploring new places, reading scripture, hiking, watching sunsets
Favorite Movie: Grease
Favorite Local Restaurant: Hula Hut, Juiceland
Other Interesting Facts: I graduated high school in 3 years, honors program at Texas A&M (whoop!), former Kindergarten and first grade teacher, owned a local health/smoothie shop, I have 4 children (3 girls and we just had our first boy), married to my high school sweetheart.
Abby Evans

Abby Evans

Director of Creative Marketing

Bio

Interest/Hobbies: Hiking, Spending time at the beach, Boating, Painting, and Photography
Favorite Movie: The Choice
Favorite Local Restaurant: Chuys

Project Managers

Daniel Champeau

Daniel Champeau

Director of Project Management

Bio

Interest/hobbies: Spending time with my family and cooking is what we do the most.
Favorite Movie: Blazing Saddles.
Favorite Restaurant: Loco Coyote Grill near Glen Rose
Other Interesting facts about you: I have owned numerous businesses over the past 20 years. We used to build hot rods (Gas & Diesel). I have run equipment since I was six years old and have been around all kinds of construction all of my life. We love taking trips to Colorado mainly for sightseeing and a little hiking.
Greg Svetlik

Greg Svetlik

Senior Project Manager

Bio

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.

Ross Johnson

Ross Johnson

Strategic Sales Manager

Bio

Interests/Hobbies: Shooting, Hunting, building anything I can figure out how to.
Favorite Movie: John Wick 1 & 2.
Favorite Local Restaurant: iNoz in Wimberly.
Favorite Animal: Badger.
Other Interesting Facts: I was born on an Air Force base that has since been destroyed by a volcano.
Lyle Williams

Lyle Williams

Project Manager

Bio

Favorite Movie: White Squall & Tombstone
Interests/Hobbies: Love sailing and doing bareboat charters, Restoring an old sailboat, Golf, Painting. I like spending time with my grandkids and teaching them how to sail. Nobody to blame when we do something wrong on the boat but ourselves.

Drilling Crew

Mike Scott

Mike Scott

Director of Drilling

Bio

Licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as a Water Well Driller and as a Pump Installer with designations in single phase and three phase pumps (Lic. 59719 KPW). Mike has been in the water well business since 2011.

Interest/Hobbies: Working on classic cars and hanging out with my family.
Favorite Movie: Cars.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Oak Creek Cafe.

Austin Cook

Austin Cook

Lead Driller

Bio

Interest/Hobbies: Hunting and Fishing.
Favorite Movie:Yellowstone.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Proof and Cooper

Drilling Apprentices

Kyle Woytasczyk

Kyle Woytasczyk

Backup Driller

Bio

Interests/Hobbies: Hunting, shooting, and working on water wells.
Movie: Any western movie or hunting show.
Restaurant: Any restaurant that offers exotic meats and I also like sushi.
Other Interesting Facts: I love to play with my yellow lab named Sugar.
Marty Holmes

Marty Holmes

Backup Driller

Bio

Interests/Hobbies: Motorcycles
Favorite Movie: Green Mile
Favorite Local Restaurant: El Reys Mexican Food
Other Interesting Facts: I like solitude and bad penmanship
Morgan McGovern

Morgan McGovern

Backup Driller

Bio

Interests/hobbies: Swimming, and watching movies
Favorite movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Favorite local restaurant: Pig Pen
Other Interesting Facts: I am afraid of spiders
Blake Spillar

Blake Spillar

Driller Apprentice

Bio

Hobbies: Fishing and hunting
Favorite Movie: Starship troopers
Favorite Local Restaurant: Pig pen bbq
Other Interesting Facts: I wrestled in high school
Bradley Spillar

Bradley Spillar

Driller Apprentice

Bio

Hobbies- hunting, fishing, and spending time with my family.
Favorite movie- 8 Seconds
Favorite Local Restaurant- Pig Pen
Brent Spillar

Brent Spillar

Driller Apprentice

Bio

Hobbies- I play semi-professional football, and speedball with Blacktree paintball team.
Favorite Movie- 8 seconds and I urban cowboy
Favorite Local Restaurant- Pig Pen BBQ
Drew Chaney

Drew Chaney

Driller Apprentice

Bio

Hobbies: My YouTube channel, fishing, hunting, vehicle detail, and gardening.
Favorite Movie: Dodgeball
Favorite Local Restaurant: Caroline’s in downtown Austin.
Other Interesting Facts: Lover of the outdoors, professional hunting guide, and love driving my Subaru.
Law Wallen

Law Wallen

Driller Apprentice

Bio

Hobbies: Video Games
Favorite Movie: Grumpy Old Men
Favorite Local Restaurant: Backspin

Service Crew

Alex Thompson

Alex Thompson

Director of Service

Bio

Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, hunting, leather working, chainmail, and blacksmithing.
Favorite Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Favorite Local Restaurant:Spoon and Fork in Belterra Village.
Other Interesting Facts: I was in the US Army for 6 years, and I have been in the water well industry since 2012.
Zach Hernandez

Zach Hernandez

Development and Training Coordinator

Bio

Interest/Hobbies: Video Games and Forging knives
Favorite Movie: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Hat Creek Burger Company.
Other Interesting Facts: Although my last name is Hernandez I do not speak Spanish.

Diagnostic Technicians

Hunter Comstock

Hunter Comstock

Technician 2

Bio

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 11 months. I left the resort and have been back at Bee Cave ever since.
Dante Molina

Dante Molina

Diagnostic Technician

Bio

Interests/Hobbies: Playing with my puppies
Favorite Movie: Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny
Favorite Local Restaurant: Mod Pizza
Tanner Logan

Tanner Logan

Diagnostic Technician

Bio

Interest/Hobbies: Frisbee Golf.
Favorite Movie: Yellowstone.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Lee’s by the Lake.
Other Interesting Facts:I am a Marine Corps Reservist.
Ethan Perry

Ethan Perry

Diagnostic Technician

Bio

Interests/Hobbies: Gun collecting, and cooking
Favorite Movie: Days of Thunder
Favorite Local Restaurant: Opie’s BBQ
Other Interesting Facts: I am really tall and everyone makes sure that they let me know.
Anthony Daidone

Anthony Daidone

Diagnostic Technician

Bio

Interests/Hobbies: Mountain biking,computers, collecting retro video games.
Favorite local restaurant: Majors burgers
Favorite movies: Bullitt, Gone in Sixty seconds.
Interesting fact: I own a Great Dane.
Billy Givens

Billy Givens

Diagnostic Technician

Bio

Hobbies: Football & sports in general. Pools, lakes, the beach, and fishing.
Favorite Movie: Guardians of The Galaxy and Man of Steel.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Flores and Oak Creek Café.
Other Interesting Facts: Family man, I have 6 kids ranging from 20-2yrs old.

Pump Installers

Galen Buerschinger

Galen Buerschinger

Commercial Pump Installer

Bio

Hobbies: Hunting/Fishing.
Movie: 300.
Restaurant: El Rey.
Interesting Facts: I’m an army vet and family man. I strive to excel in all facets of my life.
William Brownlow

William Brownlow

Pump Installer

Bio

My hobbies/interests: making tie-dye and traveling,
my favorite restaurant : El Jimador Don Pilo
my favorite movie: Jeremiah Johnson
interesting fact: is that I know a lot of random trivia about movies and shows.
Keith Leonard

Keith Leonard

Pump Installer

Bio

Hobbies: Movies, music, and science.
Favorite Movie: Barry Lydon, Kubrick, Westerns, and Michael Clayton.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen.
Other Interesting Facts: I’m married and I have 4 brothers and 1 sister.
William Matthews

William Matthews

Pump Installer

Bio

Hobbies: Food and travel.
Favorite Movie: Young Guns 2.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Kura.
Carson Gaines

Carson Gaines

Pump Installer

Bio

Interests/hobbies: playing music and driving fast cars
Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite Local Restaurant: Flores Mexican Restaurant
Kevin Vasquez

Kevin Vasquez

Pump Installer

Bio

Interest/hobbies: hiking, disc golfing and baseball
My favorite movies are the green mile and saving private Ryan
My favorite local restaurant is homespun kitchen and bar
Interesting facts: I am scared of clowns thanks to the movie IT

Service Apprentices

Artie Rickman

Artie Rickman

Service Apprentice

Bio

Interest/hobbies: Cars
Favorite movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Favorite Local Restaurant: Route 12 Filling Station
Cade Harkrider

Cade Harkrider

Service Apprentice

Bio

Cade Harkrider, Service Apprentice
Hobbies: Losing weight.
Favorite Movie: The Brother’s Grimsby.
Favorite Local Restaurant: McDonalds.
Other Interesting Facts: I turn invisible when none is looking in my direction.
Daniel Landry

Daniel Landry

Service Apprentice

Bio

Hobbies: Sailing, cars, and trucks.
Favorite Movie: Purple Hearts.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Bubba’s.
Other Interesting Facts: I spent 2 weeks on the sea just sailing.
Reed Corbin

Reed Corbin

Service Apprentice

Bio

Interests/Hobbies: Dogs
Favorite Movie: Star Wars 3
Favorite Local Restaurant: El Rancho
Other Interesting Facts: Shy but likes dogs.

Dyllan Comstock

Dyllan Comstock

Service Apprentice

Bio

Hobbies: Spin Fire – Lit torches
Favorite Movie: Pulp Fiction
Favorite Local Restaurant: Jack Allen
Other Interesting Facts: Likes to fish
Brandon Bowen

Brandon Bowen

Service Apprentice

Bio

Hobbies: Family Time & Hunting
Favorite Movie: Pulp Fiction
Favorite Local Restaurant: Salt Grass
Other Interesting Facts: Descendant of Hopkins that signed the Declaration of Independence
Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy

Service Apprentice

Bio

Hobbies: Working on cars
Favorite Movie: Lord of The Rings
Favorite Local Restaurant: Adobe Cafe
Other Interesting Facts: I love sea food
Nathan Arvidson

Nathan Arvidson

Service Apprentice

Bio

Hobbies: Fishing
Favorite Local Restaurant: Salt lick
Favorite Movie: Only The Brave 
Other Interesting Facts: Aviation mechanic 

Inventory

Michael Scott

Michael Scott

Warehouse Manager

Bio

Interests/hobbies: Camping, Fishing, Traveling
Favorite movie: Saving Private Ryan
Favorite local restaurant: Flores
Other Interesting Facts: I remember when Dripping Springs, TX had Just one blinking light.

Sean Harrington

Sean Harrington

Assistant Warehouse Manager

Bio

Interests/Hobbies: Baking and working outside
Favorite Movie: Fast and Furious
Favorite Local Restaurant: Hill Country Pizzeria
Other interesting Facts: Hard Working, I like building things with stuff nearby.

Fleet Mechanic

Nathan Del Vicario

Nathan Del Vicario

Fleet Mechanic

Bio

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.
Mike Horn

Mike Horn

Assistant Mechanic

Bio

Interests/Hobbies: Computers, machines, micro-breweries.
Favorite Movie: 2001 Space Odyssey.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Home.
Other Interesting Facts: I worked on the last oil fired aircraft carrier. USS JFK CV67.

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For over 40 years, Bee Cave Drilling has been at the forefront of the drilling industry, providing exceptional and reliable services. But don't just take our word for it! Here's what our incredible community of customers have to say about their experience with us.

With a proven track record, we have established a strong reputation across multiple platforms. Our commitment to delivering excellence is reflected in the high ratings we've received from our clients, both long-standing and new.

Excellent service and expertise! My assigned technician Ethan worked with his team to figure out a complex problem with my pump. He delivered a great solution for my specific problem. I've been a customer for 10 years. I highly recommend Bee Cave Drilling!"

- Charly Simmons

The booster pump went out this morning at 8 am. Called Bee Cave Drilling and they had a crew out here by 10 am. Ethan and his assistant had me up and running with a new booster pump in 2 hours. Professional, knowledgable, and just great guys. Will only use these folks going forward."

- Walter Lynn

Shawn and Kevin worked all day in the heat and then stayed until 9pm to get our well pump replaced and our water back on. Not many businesses or contractors putting those kind of hours in to get the job done! I'm very happy with these guys. Will use again!"

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