1997 IDEA Drilling founded by Dick and Pam Backstrom in Montana.
1997 Started with 1 drill rig1999 Moved to Minnesota to pursue taconite opportunitiesDrilled 47,000 feet2000-2001 Began other drilling projects with Polymet, Wallbridge and FranconiaContinued drilling taconite projects2003 Drilled 61,000 feet2007 Drilled 349,000 feet2008 Drilled 424,000 feet2009 Moved to new office and shop2010 13 drill rigs in fleetDrilled 458,000 feet2011 Expanded drill fleet to 18 rigsBuilt 7,200 square foot cold storage facility2013 Expanded to 20 drill rigs2014 Sonic Drill acquired, Engineering and Environmental Drilling services offered
IDEA Drilling is proud to be a part of the Iron Range Community. We are committed to doing our part to build a stronger Iron Range for today and for generations to come. Our vision is simple: to say thank you to the community for the support we receive by investing both financially and in service leadership. We ensure our actions back up our vision to “pay it forward” by directing our corporate giving to support organizations that address vital community needs and issues.
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