The WWSSG Team

Water Well Solutions - Michael E. Judkins
Michael E. Judkins - Director Wells Services LoB
mjudkins@utilityservice.com 1(262)269-6196

Michael E. Judkins is a 1987 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Geophysics. Following school he spent nine years with Layne Christensen in the water well, environmental and mining industries. He then joined Municipal Well & Pump in 1995 and continued as a project engineer until October 2000. Mike is General Manager of Water Well Solutions Service Group, Inc.

Licenses / Certifications:
  • Wisconsin Licensed Water Well Pump Installation Contractor
  • Illinois Licensed Water Well Contractor
  • Illinois Licensed Water Well Pump Installation Contractor
  • Notary Public
Board Membership:
  • President – Wisconsin Rural Water Foundation
  • President – Sportsman’s Raffle, Ltd.
Memberships:
  • Wisconsin Rural Water Association
  • Wisconsin Water Association
  • Illinois Section American Water Works Association
  • Illinois Potable Water Operators Association
  • National Groundwater Association
Water Sample Collection - Todd E. Kerry
Todd E. Kerry - General Manager
tkerry@utilityservice.com 1(630)201-0749

Todd E. Kerry is a graduate of the Northern Illinois University of DeKalb, IL and worked his way through college as a third generation water well drilling and pump installation contractor with Meadow Equipment Sales & Service, Inc. After graduating, he spent three years in the field as a installer and drilling assistant on rotary and cable tool projects with Meadow Equipment and in 1998 he was promoted to a Project Engineer were he continued to 2009. He also sits on the board of directors of the Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals being elected by his peers to represent them. Todd was promoted to the Operations Manager of the Illinois Division in 2015

Licenses / Certifications:
  • Licensed Illinois Class C Public Water Supply Operator
  • Licensed Illinois Class D Public Water Supply Operator
  • Licensed Illinois Non-Community Public Water Supply Operator
  • Illinois Licensed Water Well Contractor
  • Illinois Licensed Water Well Pump Installation Contractor
  • Public Notary
  • Yaskawa VFD Programming Training
  • ITT Goulds Pump Training
  • Local 150 Operating Engineer
Board Membership:
  • Past President for the Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals
  • ISAWWA - Texas Hold’em Event Planning Committee
Memberships:
  • Illinois Section American Water Works Association
  • Illinois Potable Water Operators Association
  • Northern Illinois Water Operators Association
  • Kane County Water Operators Association
  • South Suburban Water Operators Association
  • National Groundwater Association
  • Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents
Water Well Service - Mark W. Thurow
Mark W. Thurow - Operations Manager Wisconsin Division
mthurow@utilityservice.com 1(262)269-6195

Mark W. Thurow attended the University of Wisconsin-Barron, studying telecommunications. He joined Layne Christensen in 1986 as a pump installer/drilling assistant, continued as a project engineer in the water well, environmental and water treatment industries until 1996. At this time Mark joined Municipal Well & Pump and continued as a project engineer until October 2000. Mark is the Operations Manager - WI Division of Water Well Solutions Service Group, Inc.

Licenses / Certifications:
  • State of Wisconsin Certified Water Operator
  • ITT Goulds Turbine School of Theory & Application
Board Membership:
  • Secretary of Wisconsin Rural Foundation
  • Secretary - Sportsman’s Raffle, LTD
Memberships:
  • Wisconsin Rural Water Association
  • Wisconsin Water Association
Water Well Development - Jeffrey P. Gibson
Jeff P. Gibson - Senior Project Engineer/Manager
jgibson@utilityservice.com 1(262)853-5452

Jeffrey P. Gibson is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Jeff spent 29 years with the Layne Organization working on ground water exploration, development, design/construction, pumping systems & control design, installation and servicing, well development & rehabilitation, & water treatment design, installation and repairs. Jeff has worked in the municipal, industrial, agricultural, commercial, mining, irrigation & development markets throughout his career.

Licenses / Certifications:
  • Layne & Bowler Pump Certification
Memberships:
  • Wisconsin Rural Water Association
  • Wisconsin Water Association
Water Well Rehabilitation - Peter Bennin
Peter Bennin - Project Manager
pbennin@utilityservice.com 1(262)269-8755

Peter Bennin joined the company in June of 2006 as a project manager. Peter has worked as both a field service technician and a project manager with Municipal Well and Pump for the last 13 years. He has extensive experience with both line shaft and submersible turbine pumps. In addition, Peter is a State of Wisconsin certified water operator and a licensed pump installer. He is a factory authorized start-up technician for ABB ACS 550 Variable Frequency Drives and has experience troubleshooting and repairing all types of electrical control equipment. He has successfully completed both the OSHA 40 hour hazardous waste operations training course and the permit required confined spaces training course.

Licenses / Certifications:
  • ABB ACS VFD Factory Authorized Start-up, Installation & Programming Technician
Water Well Rehabilitation - Chris Zeeb - User Photo
Chris Zeeb - Senior Project Manager
czeeb@utilityservice.com 1(262)269-9467

Chris Zeeb joined our team in March of 2017. Chris has more than 20 years in the water supply industry, including 12 years with Layne Christensen in Michigan where he started as a field operator and advanced to Branch Manager. Chris started in the water industry as a wholesale supplier, focused on turbine pump design and pump controls both electric and hydraulic. Chris has extensive experience in submersible and line shaft turbine pump design and installation, and is especially well versed in well rehabilitation techniques.

Water Well Rehabilitation - Jon Kohlmetz - User Photo
Jon Kohlmetz - Operations / Maintenance / Safety Manger Wisconsin Division
jkohlmetz@utilityservice.com 1(414)881-5941
Water Well Development - Mike Nailor
Mike Nailor - Operations Manager Illinois Division
mnailor@utilityservice.com 1(630)201-0293

Mike Nailor is our Illinois Division Field Operations Manager with more than 15 years experience at Meadow Equipment Sales & Service, Inc. Mike is also tasked as a site safety manager to ensure safe working conditions on the jobsite. 23 years serving the industry. Mike is well versed in Mud Rotary/air rotary Drilling, Pump Installation, Electrical Troubleshooting, VFD Programming, System Design, and Machining.

Licenses / Certifications:
  • Illinois Pump Installation Contractors License
  • Yaskawa VFD Programming Training
  • Goding Electric Three phase motor and Controls School
  • Harper College Electronics Training
  • OSHA Certified Crane Signal Person
  • 100 plus hours advanced crane training w/local 150 operators union
  • 10 hour OSHA
  • Class A Commercial Drivers License
  • NASAP Certified
  • Three Rivers Training W/additional Site Specific Training
  • Local 150 Operating Engineer
  • Illinois Licensed Water Well Contractor
  • Health hazards in Construction Training Certificate
  • ABB ACS VFD Factory Authorized Start-up, Installation & Programming Technician
Memberships:
  • Illinois Association of Groundwater Professional
Water Well Development - Dave Grutzik
Dave Grutzik, PE - Senior Project Engineer
dgrutzik@utilityservice.com 1(262)354-4079

Dave Grutzik is a 1982 graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and holds a Professional Engineer certification. From 1984 to 1990, Dave worked as the Director of Public Works in Weston, WI. From 1990 to 1996 Dave was the branch manager for Layne Northwest. From 1996 to 2004, Dave became an owner/partner of Civil Professional Consultants (CPC), a consulting engineering company. In 2004, CPC successfully merged with Central Wisconsin Engineering (CWE), which is also a consulting engineering company. Dave joined Water Well Solutions in the spring of 2013 as a senior project engineer.

Licenses / Certifications:
  • Wisconsin Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Minnesota Exploration License
Memberships:
  • Wisconsin Rural Water Association
  • Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
Water Well Rehabilitation - Ahmad T. Hamdan - User Photo
Ahmad T. Hamdan, E.I.T. - Project Manager
ahamdan@utilityservice.com 1(630)365-9099

Ahmad T. Hamdan, E.I.T. is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. Ahmad spent 2 years with the Layne Christensen Company working on well design, construction, pumping systems design, installation and servicing, well development & rehabilitation, installation and repairs. Ahmad has worked in the municipal, industrial, agricultural markets thus far. Ahmad is a registered Licensed Professional Engineering Intern in the State of Illinois. Ahmad is currently a Project Manager for Suez, Water Well Solutions in Illinois.

Water Well Rehabilitation - Shannon McMahon - User Photo
Shannon McMahon - Project Manager
smcmahon@utilityservice.com 1(630)365-9099

Shannon McMahon is a graduate of Michigan State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biosystems Engineering.  Shannon spent 7 years with Xylem (Goulds) working with technical sales of pump stations as a Municipal Sales Engineer.  Shannon has extensive experience designing pumping equipment, application, service and installation. 

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  • Corporate Office: 888-769-9009
  • Illinois Office: 630-365-9099
  • Wisconsin Office: 888-769-9009
  • Customer Service: 855-526-4413
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  • Office Locations
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Corporate Office / Wisconsin Division
    N87 W36051 Mapleton Street
    Oconomowoc, WI 53066
  • Illinois Division Office
    710B Herra Street
    Elburn, IL 60119