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About Us


WTB is a Family

WTB LLC dba West Texas Boring Company was founded in 1975 by Bill Harrington who was a pipe inspector and welder for El Paso Natural Gas. Eight years after building a unique boring machine during his free time, Harrington finally struck out on his own at the age of 60. For 22 years, Harrington was continually working to improve technology and procedures to help grow his company. Since the beginning, the company has grown to more than 50 employees and has been run by Harrington’s grandson, Mark Jones since 1997. Starting in the family business at age 23 and buying the company from his grandfather, Jones has continued to introduce improved technologies and maintain the latest equipment available. West Texas Boring continues to provide exceptional horizontal directional drilling services throughout the Permian Basin.

Serving the Permian Basin Since 1975!

Family Owned

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remember the past


The story of Bill Harrington, a passionate machinist, is the blueprint for self-made. Eight years after building a unique boring machine, Harrington decided to start his own drilling company at the age of 60. He founded the West Texas Boring company in 1975 while working as a pipe inspector and welder for El Paso Natural Gas. The company initially had a single boring machine and a few employees. However, Harrington worked tirelessly for 22 years to improve the machinery and procedures that helped the company grow and expand its services.

servicing all industries in need of horizontal boring solutions

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Our knowledgeable personnel and 47 years of experience guarantee precision, excellence, and outstanding results for your next HDD.

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Oil and Gas

The petroleum industry includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transportation, and marketing of petroleum products.


The telecommunications industry delivers telephone, television, Internet, and other services to customers throughout the United States.


Includes sanitation (both sewer and refuse), electrical and water lines. Provided by municipalities and include a minimum amount of electricity, water and sanitation that is sufficient to cater for the basic needs of a household

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Questions And Answers

No, our team has worked in almost 20 different states across the USA and we are always expanding. While we started as a local company, it has been our goal to become a nationally known partner in the oil and gas, telecommunication, and municipal industries. 

We work in any and every industry that requires directional drilling. This includes, of course, oil and gas, telecommunication, as well as any municipal work. We also have reached into the green energy sector and plan to continually expand.