well drilling company - gun lake michiganKraai Well Drilling (pronounced “cry”) is a family owned and operated well drilling company with over 50 years of experience in Michigan well drilling, pump repair and water treatment. Our number one goal is to provide quality workmanship and unmatched customer service to ensure the complete satisfaction of all our customers. The key to the success of our company is the great people at Kraai Well Drilling. The majority of our staff has been with us for at least five years, and some have been with Kraai Well Drilling for as long as 30 years. Kraai is committed to providing outstanding service that is proudly guaranteed.

Whether changing a pressure switch on a shallow well pump or programming a variable frequency drive on a commercial application Kraai Well Drilling’s courteous staff is prepared to meet any and all of your service needs.

Kraai Well Drilling was established in 1966 By Bernie Kraai. Bernie started as a union pipe fitter and worked for a local well driller in Martin, Michigan, prior to becoming licensed in April of 1966, license #0119. Bernie specialized in service & repair work in addition to drilling 4″ cable tool style wells.

Ronald Kraai started his own business in 1976. He lived in Wayland and worked in the surrounding areas including Hopkins, Dorr, and Martin. Ron passed his state well drilling license exam in May of 1976, license #1601. A reputation of honesty and integrity was soon established by Ronald in the area as he often worked sun up to sun down.

Ron relocated the business from Wayland to current location near Gun Lake in 1985. By this time Ron had grown the business to include 3 employees. Ron constructed a 3,200 square shop in front of the family home in 1989 as the business was flourishing. The following year Ron bought out Bernie Kraai’s equipment/business as Bernie was ready to retire.

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Kraai Well Drilling took a large step forward in 1991, when they purchased their first Rotary rig. Dave Hazen (license #03-2334) rose to the challenge and mastered the art of “Rotary” drilling after years of valuable experience. Dave has been a huge asset and is credited with helping with the growth of the company. This confidence led to the purchase of a used Versa drill rig in 1999, and the purchase of a new 2002 Versa-drill 3 years later. These state of the art rigs allow Kraai Well Drilling to keep a tight schedule as we are able to drill over 200ft in a single day.

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Chad Kraai worked for the company summers and weekends until graduating from college in 1992. After a short teaching and coaching career, Chad joined the company full time in 1995. Chad passed his state well drilling license exam in 1993, license #2403. Completed his Maclean water treatment training in 2002, advanced water treatment training in 2007 with Water-Right Manufacturing, and obtained his Florida Ground Water license #9399 in 2007. As a third generation driller Chad looks forward to continuing the family tradition of quality workmanship.

Chad and his wife, Jessica Kraai purchased the company in 2015.  They both look forward to providing the great service that Kraai Well Drilling is known for.

Please take time to look at some of the excellent services provided by Kraai Well Drilling and some detailed information about what our company can do for you.

Our Guys in the Field

Here is some of our staff that you’re likely to meet when you choose Kraai well drilling and water softening.

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Here are some of the awesome communities we serve!

Allegan • Bradley • Burnips • Byron Center • Caledonia • Cloverdale • Comstock • Cooper • Delton • Dorr • Dutton • Fennville • Freeport • Galesburg • Gobles • Grand Rapids • Grandville • Hamilton • Hastings • Hopkins • Jamestown • Kalamazoo • Kent • Lowell • Martin • Mattawan • Middleville • Moline • Oshetmo • Otsego • Parchment • Paw Paw • Plainwell • Portage • Richland • Schoolcraft • Shelbyville • South Haven • Watson • Wayland