Lawrence F. Schroepfer with his son Orville J. founded “ L. Schroepfer & Son Well Drilling” in 1953, and engaged in a well drilling, pump installation and pump repair business. In 1960, Orville and his wife Marilyn took over the daily operation and re-named the company “Schroepfer Well Drilling”. The company had been located in Beaufort, but in 1970 Orville & Marilyn moved it to its current location at 7512 Hwy 185 Leslie, MO.
In 1972, Orville drilled the company’s first geothermal boreholes. For several years the company continued drilling only the boreholes. Geothermal systems work with drilling boreholes, water, piping and electric which are all part of a water well systems. It only made sense for the company to make the transition and install a complete geothermal system. As we term it “From the ground to the thermostat”. The company has been installing the complete geothermal system for over 20 years. The Schroepfer Geothermal division was created in 1990.
Orville & Marilyn had five children, Linda, Diane, Darrell, Darren and Anita all of which worked with them in the business. In 2004 Darren was fatally injured in a business related accident.
In 2007 Schroepfer Well Drilling, Inc. and Schroepfer Geothermal established Tele-Branch Locations in Wildwood, Sullivan and Warrenton. We try to make it as easy as possible for our customers to reach us.
In February 2012, the family lost the wife/mother and the matriarch of the business, Marilyn. The remaining family members are all actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the business. The family continues its legacy in the industry with the fourth generation of the Schroepfer family working in the business. Dillon, Darrell’s son, is a Licensed Well Driller and Pump Installer.
Meet the Schroepfer’s.
Orville – President and CEO
Linda – Sales Manager – Customer Service Coordinator
Diane – Drill Manager – Residential Pumps
Darrell – Geothermal Manager – Commercial Pumps – Residential Pumps
Anita – A/P – A/R – Payroll Manager – Customer Service Coordinator