In 1967, George’s son, Ron, bought the family business. He set to work updating the well drilling methods and equipment. The business grew and improved during the next decades, but always stayed true to its small-town family roots.
Here, integrity was the expectation, and a handshake was enough to seal the deal.
Like his father before him, Ron passed on his well drilling knowledge to his sons, who worked for the company during summers and school vacations. Ron’s oldest son, Doug, joined the business as a full-time employee in 1981, later becoming a partner and corporate officer.
To this date, not including monitoring wells, the company has drilled over 5,000 water wells in Eastern Montana.
Both Doug and Ron are licensed water well drilling contractors and monitoring well contractors.
Doug was President of the Montana Water Well Drillers Association from 2013-2015.
In 1988, Ron's brother Frank took over the pump sales and service division of Ron Askin Drilling, and started his own company: Frank Askin Well Repair. Frank retired at the end of 2015.