Holocene Drilling, Inc. has attracted and retained some of the best drilling crews in the industry. We stress safety, teamwork and technical training both in the classroom and on the job. Our crews are enthusiastic, motivated and highly professional. All Drillers are well-versed in both private and large scale public works drilling projects and experienced in a variety of environmental well installation and construction techniques. We cross-train our employees, promote from within and the overall job satisfaction of our people is a top priority. 

Senior Management

Jay Graham

Co-Founder & President

Jay is the co-founder and President of Holocene Drilling, Inc.  He has over 40 years of dewatering, geotechnical and environmental drilling experience. His areas of expertise include all types of drilling such as auger, mud, coring, dewatering and sonic drilling. He is well versed in the installation and maintenance of dewatering systems. Jay is highly experienced in drilling soil borings, soil sampling, installing monitoring wells, vapor extraction wells, air sparge wells, well development and well decommissioning.  Jay is directly responsible for building Holocene Drilling into the safe and responsive drilling company it is today.

Clay Griffith

Co-Founder & Vice President

Clay is co-founder and Vice President of Holocene Drilling, Inc.  His areas of expertise include auger, mud rotary, coring, sonic and direct push drilling techniques.  He is experienced with the drilling and installation of soil borings, monitoring wells, vapor extraction wells, air sparge wells, well development and well decommissioning.  He has over 30 years of dewatering, geotechnical and environmental drilling experience and is also directly responsible for building Holocene Drilling into the safe and responsive drilling company it is today.

Jon Root

Operations Project Manager

Jon has nine years of experience in the Geotechnical and Environmental industry and is Holocene’s Geotechnical Division Project Manager. He oversees both the client interface and operations and is responsible for all project management and operations functions for our auger, mud rotary and rock coring crews.

Jim Pender

Operations Project Manager

Jim has over 20 years of experience in the environmental regulatory, consulting and drilling industries. He is Holocene’s Environmental Division Project Manager.  Jim oversees client interface and operations for sonic, auger and direct push projects.

John Murnane LG, LHG

Safety, Marketing, Regulatory Compliance

John is a registered, professional Geologist with over 25 years of experience in the drilling, consultant and exploration industries. He is responsible for health & safety programs, site inspections, regulatory compliance, sales and marketing.