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Brown’s Well Drilling hits century mark

Brown’s Well Drilling Co., Inc., based in Achilles is celebrating a special milestone this year. It was founded 100 years ago by the late Larry Brown and has remained in the same family from generation to generation.

The original Brown’s grandson, Larry Brown III, currently runs the business, and works alongside his son, Larry Brown IV. 

Larry Brown III said his grandfather went to work for his great-uncle, putting in wells for tomato bushes. “He kept getting more and more requests from people to drill wells for their homes and businesses, and after his great-uncle moved away, the elder Brown started his own business, Brown’s Well Drilling, in 1918.

Brown, who took over for his dad, the late Larry Brown Jr., said he prides himself in being the “go-to business” for well drilling services. “A man called me this morning needing a well put in and told me as far as he was concerned, there’s only one man to call, and that makes you feel...

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