Authentic Boot Camp

Water Well License - CO, NM, WY OK, SD, (NE, KS, UT - Coming Soon)

Contractors License - NV, AZ


  • 2017 Skidsteer 95 SLV
  • 2018 CME 550X Buggy
  • 2018 CME 55/300 Track 
  • 2018 11,000+ sq/ft shop 

For estimates and scheduling please contact Sherri Meiklejohn (303) 807-0115 or email



Geotechnical, Environmental & Exploration



Lunch and Learn Presentations

We would be honored to provide specialized technical training to your staff.  We will supply the food!



~~We pride ourselves on purchasing new dependable equipment and tooling.  Our fleet consists of seven drill rigs:  truck, track and buggy tired drill rigs.  We employ an in-house Fabricator and Fleet Maintenance Manager to ensure our equipment is at peak performance at all times.

Tooling:  Solid Stem Auger (up to 6"), Hollow Stem Auger (up to 14 1/4" OD), Air Rotary, Mud Rotary (up to 10"), Wireline Coring (NQ3, HQ3, PQ3), DTH (up to 8"), Casing Advancer (NWT, HWT, ZWT), Odex (up to 8 5/8"), various sampling and installations.  We also offer angle drilling and can accommodate, multiple rigs on a project.  Please see the equipment tab for list for details.

When you have a project that needs to be done on time and on budget, look no further.   


We are committed to listen to your needs, help you meet your goals while paying strict attention to safety and quality.  We commit to arrive on time with reliable equipment and highly qualified crew. 

In addition to the specialty drilling projects detailed above in the experience section, we also offer traditional drilling services, installations and grouting services.   Authentic Drilling is motivated to make your job easier. Our staff can provide technical data to help you plan your job or pick the best type of drill in our fleet to meet the specific requirements for that job.

~~Safety is very important to us.  We prepare a JSA and ERP for every job.  We also conduct and document safety audits and daily tailgate meetings.  Our current EMR is .83, we have a Grade "A" safety rating with IS Networld and are Avetta certified.  We are also Colorado Department of Labor Cost Containment certified.

We provide trained crews with MSHA, OSHA HAZWOPER, OSHA Construction, Safeland USA,  First Aid / CPR, Respirator Fit  and Railroad certifications.


~~We are located in South Denver, CO and mobilize new and reliable drilling equipment to projects anywhere West of the Mississippi. 

Our specialty is difficult access drilling coring and odex drilling.  Our services include anything from geotechnical drilling, exploration drilling, environmental drilling, well installations, development and rehab, packer testing, pressuremeter testing to grouting. 

​We have built our reputation by utililzing new equipment, using highly skilled drillers and offer a very extensive variety and quantity of all drill tooling sizes. 

~~Our drillers have very extensive diverse experience with projects such as:  mines (active, abandoned, coal mine fires), landslides, water (dams, reservoirs, levees), aggregate (quarries, gravel pits) , utilities (pipelines, wind farms, solar farms,  transmission lines), infrastructure (construction, roads, bridges, micropiles), environmental (landfills, LANL), etc.

We attrack high-end talent as our crews are incentivized with our profit sharing plan which is performance based on safety, field execution and completion of your project on time and within budget. 




~ (WBE) Woman Business Enterprise
~ (DBE) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
~ (EBE) Emerging Business Enterprise
~ (SBE) Small Business Enterprise
~ (WOSB) Woman Owned Small Business

​We are a certified Woman Owned Small Business that utilizes senior drill crews. 

~ May 6, 2019 2nd Annual Drill Demo Boot Camp Day 

~ New CME 550X Buggy Rig arrives April 2019

~ New CME 75 Truck Rig arrives May 2020

Elevation 12,600'


MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019

Guest Speaker:
Doug Stephenson, Chief Well Inspector, Hydrogeology Section, Colorado Division of Water Resources— Permitting Wells

Our Itinerary is a work-in-progress and is currently open to your input.  Please take a moment to share what training/demos that would entice you to attend our next annual boot camp.  If you have a presentation you could share we would love that too!

 Possible Presentation Ideas:
o   Packer Testing and Borehole Flowmeters
o   Pros/Cons Auger v. Rotary
o   Site Walk Considerations
o   Artesian Conditions
o   Borehole Abandonment Rules & Well Licensing  and Permitting Requirements - For Various States
o   Estimating Tips
o   Soil and Core Logging
o   Drill/Sample Method Options

Possible Field Demo Ideas:
o   H.S.A. v Air Rotary
o   Angle Drilling
o   Auger / Dry Core Sampling
o   Air or Mud Rotary
o   HQ3 Coring
o   Odex
o   Casing Advancer
o   Packer Testing
o   Texam Pressuremeter
o   Pitcher Sampler

Contact Sherri Meiklejohn

(303) 807-0115 or email