Meet our Team

Gary Aardal

Founder & General Manager

Master Well Driller & Master Pump Installer #2404AI

Gary founded Associated Well Services, Inc. in 1976.  That same year, he graduated from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.  Gary has been married to wife Paula for 41 years.  In 2016, Gary passed on the company business to his eldest son Colton Aardal.  Today, Gary serves as the General Manager of Associated Well Services, Inc.

Colton Aardal

Owner & President

Master Well Driller & Master Pump Installer #55034AI

Colton has worked for Associated Well Services, Inc. alongside father and founder Gary Aardal since 1992.  Colton graduated from Tarleton State University in 2000 with a Bachelor's of Science in Hydrology and a minor in Engineering.  Colton took over the family business alongside wife Tina Aardal in January of 2016.  Colton resides in Stephenville with his wife and four children.

Tina Aardal

Vice President, Treasurer, & Secretary

Tina has been with Associated Well Services, Inc. since 2004.  With a vast history and experience of business administration, she oversees all human relations and financials for the company.  She also manages the internal office staff and their respective operations.  She is married to owner and president Colton, and has four children.

Billy McMinn

Service Manager

Master Pump Installer #4510

Billy has been an active member in the water well business since 1986.  He graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2003.  Billy has brought knowledge and experience to Associated Well Services, Inc. for 20 years.  Billy resides with his family in Stephenville and recently welcomed his first grandchild in September 2016.

Russell Langford

Lead Driller

Well Driller & Pump Installer #56062WKLP

Russell has served Associated Well Services, Inc. for 20 years.  He is the company's Lead Driller and oversees all of the drilling operations conducted by the company.  With his 20 years of experience, Russell's knowledge is one of the many reasons our drilling department is one of the best in North Texas.  Russell has been married for 17 years and has two children.

Jennifer has been with Associated Well Services, Inc. since 2014.  She resides in Stephenville, TX. with her husband Shane and their growing family.

Jennifer Shipman

Administrative Coordinator

Meagan Cash

Customer Relations / Marketing

Meagan, originally from Grandview, TX, has been with Associated Well Services, Inc. since 2017 and holds a Bachelor's degree in Business with a specialization in Marketing.  She resides here in Stephenville, TX. with her husband and their three children.

Preston Hurford

Master Pump Installer #58990

Preston has been an active member of the industry since the early 80's.  His knowledge and experience make up a large part of why our service team remain knowledgeable, efficient, and one of the best.  Preston and his wife have been married 35 years and reside here in Stephenville, Tx.

Justin Moore

Driller & Pump Installer #59346WKLP

Also known as "J'Mo" to the staff, Justin has been with Associated Well Services, Inc. since 2007.  He oversees one of the Associated water well drilling crews.  Justin resides in Morgan Mill, TX. with his wife of 17 years and their two sons.

Shane Shipman

Pump Installer #59443KLP

Shane joined the Associated team in 2013.  While he serves the service department, he also has knowledge of the drilling side of the company, making him a very valuable member of the team.  Originally from the south Texas area, Shane now resides in Stephenville, TX. with his wife.

Paul Taylor

Water Well Driller & Pump Installer #59026WKLP

Serving Associated Well Services, Inc. since 2008, Paul is a respected and valued member of the company.  Paul works directly with the drilling department and brings hard work and dedication to the team every day.  Paul currently resides in Stephenville, TX.

Brian Knoll

Master Pump Installer #58990

Brian has been with Associated Well Services, Inc. since 2008.  Like all service leads, he leads the service crews with safety at its utmost priority.  Brian resides in Stephenville, TX. with his wife and three children.

Adam Cash

Systems Director

Adam has been with Associated Well Services since January of 2018, and oversees the technology sector of the company.  He holds a Master's in Business Administration, a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice, and an Associate's in Project Management.  Adam lives in Stephenville with his wife Meagan and their three children.

We look forward to serving you!