Experience You Can Trust, Established in 1986.
Clear Heart Drilling
Clear Heart Drilling, Inc. is a licensed drilling contractor, C-57, since 1986, providing services in Northern and Central California.
We offer a wide range of equipment which permits us to drill at most sites, even if the drill location is in a building, on a steep hillside or other difficult location.
C-57 license #780357
Our original California contractor License # 467904 started in 1985, but it was changed to a new one #780357 in 2000, when we incorporated.
National Ground Water Association Monitor Well Certification
OSHA Certificate for Standard 29-CFR-1910.120. All personnel are 40-hour certified with annual 8-hour refresher courses.
Medical surveillance is required for all personnel and Clear Heart conducts yearly medical examinations.
All diesel engines are compliant with California Air Resources Board.
We carry insurance coverage which includes general liability, automobile, workers compensation and contractor’s pollution insurance. Copies of our licenses and certificates of insurance are available upon request.
Health and Safety: All personnel have current 40-hr OSHA health and safety training and participate in a medical surveillance program. We provide our own PPE.
Clear Heart Drilling Personnel
Gary M. Soden – Owner
Gary has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from UC Berkeley. He also has an Engineering Contractor’s license and C-57 Well Drilling license and added drilling services to his company in 1986. He is a member of the National Groundwater Association and has a NGWA well certification. Gary was presented with California Groundwater Association Humanitarian Award in 2005 for tsunami relief efforts in Thailand.
Pablo Gonzalez – Driller Supervisor
Pablo operates the DR10K High Torque Limited Access Rig, the DR5K long stroke auger rig and the horizontal rig for wells and drains. He has been a driller for Clear Heart for 14+years.
Pat Olson – Office Manager
Pat has worked for Clear Heart for more than 9 years. She started as an assistant and has worked very hard to learn all aspects of the business. We feel lucky to have found Pat.
Ricky Vaetoe – Driller
Ricky operates our High Torque DR8K Track limited access rig, Morooka all-terrain track rig, and Portable Remote Access Drill Rig. He has been employed with Clear Heart since 2007.
Health and Safety:
All personnel have current 40-hr OSHA health and safety training and participate in a medical surveillance program. We provide our own PPE.