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Ortman Drilling & Water Services Projects

Ortman Drilling & Water Services has experience in geothermal drilling for both large and small projects. Equipped with highly skilled employees, specialty drilling rigs and financial resources, Ortman Drilling & Water Services has completed projects everywhere from one to 1,200 geo loops on a single project.

Ball State University Project

As an industry-leading geothermal contractor, Ortman Drilling & Water Services successfully drilled 600 boreholes as part of the nation's largest ground-source geothermal heating and cooling system. To date, no other consolidated geothermal project of this magnitude has ever been attempted in the United States. In addition to their drilling expertise, Ortman Drilling & Water Services successfully installed well over 1 million feet of vertical HDPE tubing to depths exceeding 600 feet.

This cutting-edge project, located on the beautiful 660-acre campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, has captured the attention of numerous universities, schools, businesses and manufacturing facilities across the nation. With a continued global emphasis on renewable energy, these significant engineering accomplishments are sure to play a vital role in our nation's economy for generations to come. Ortman Drilling & Water Services is proud to be part of such environmental advancements in technology.

Brier Creek Intermediate School, New Palestine, Indiana

The New Palestine School District wanted to construct its new intermediate school building using green technologies that both helped conserve our natural resources and lower energy costs. This new construction project, begun in May 2010, utilizes leading-edge geothermal technology. Ortman Drilling & Water Services, drilled 220 holes to a depth of 264 feet as part of the ground-source heating and cooling system. Ortman Drilling & Water Services was selected for this project because of its track record of completing large projects on time, its safety record and competitive bid.

Ball Memorial/Clarian Arnett Medical Clinic, Muncie, Indiana

Ball Memorial Hospital and Clarian Arnett Hospital jointly renovated an existing building in downtown Muncie, Indiana. Implementing green technologies was an important aspect of building their new medical clinic. As part of the installation of the geothermal heating and cooling system, Ortman Drilling & Water Services was selected to bore approximately 80 holes to a depth of over 300 feet. This project was completed in the fall of 2010.

Other Commercial Projects

Ball State University Delaware County, IN 600 holes
Beaver Creek School Dayton County, OH 434 holes
Guano Creek School Marion County, IN 288 holes
Laurel School Franklin County, IN 132 holes
Eagle Creek School Marion County, IN 100 holes
South Bend Airport St. Joseph County, IN 100 holes
North Grove School St. Joseph County, IN 84 holes
Shenandoah School Rush County, IN 52 holes
Scottsburg Correctional Facility Scottsburg, IN 30 holes
Newport Correctional Facility Vermillion County, IN 25 holes
Indiana Army National Guard Vigo County, IN 24 holes