111 Graham Rd

Kittanning, PA 16201


Ext.1 – Drilling Services (James)

Ext.2 – Pump, Pressure Tank, Water Treatment, and Other Installation Services (Brad)

Ext.3 – Office (Jill)


Open Monday-Friday

Saturday by Appointment Only

James in front of Leighton Drilling Truck

Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence: Leighton Drilling Co.’s Golden Anniversary

A Legacy Founded on Hard Work and Dedication

In the heart of Kittanning, PA, stands a testament to half a century of unwavering commitment to quality, service, and community. Founded in 1973 by Jim and Joan Leighton, Leighton Drilling Co. embarked on a journey that would span generations. Throughout the years Leighton Drilling Co. has drilled its way into the history and hearts of the local community.

From its humble beginnings, Leighton Drilling Co. has grown into a beacon of excellence in the drilling industry. Jim and Joan’s vision of a family-run business that prioritizes customer satisfaction, quality workmanship, and innovative solutions has been the guiding principle throughout the company’s history. Their dedication to building a successful business in drilling and installing water wells, geothermal drilling, and miscellaneous drilling operations has laid a solid foundation for the company’s enduring success.


A Family Affair

The Leighton legacy is not just built on drilling; it’s built on family. From a young age, Jimmy Leighton, the couple’s son, was introduced to the family business. Starting to help at the tender age of 14, Jimmy quickly became an integral part of the company. By 19, he was fully immersed, dedicating his life to the family enterprise and ensuring its continued success.

Kelli Myers, the couple’s daughter, also played a crucial role in the company’s operations. Working in the office for years alongside her mother, Kelli’s contributions helped streamline the administrative side of the business, ensuring that Leighton Drilling Co. ran like a well-oiled machine.


Passing the Torch

In the early 2000s, the family welcomed a new member into the business – Brad, Jimmy’s son-in-law. Brad brought fresh energy and ideas to the company, eventually taking charge of the service department. Under his leadership, Leighton Drilling Co. expanded its offerings to include the installation of pumps, waterlines, pressure systems, cisterns, and small water line and cistern excavation services.

In 2008, a significant milestone marked the company’s history as Jimmy took over the business. With a deep respect for the company’s legacy and an eye towards the future, Jimmy renamed it Leighton Drilling Co. Thus, ushering in a new era of innovation and growth.


Looking to the Future

Today, Leighton Drilling Co. stands as a symbol of resilience, quality, and family values. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we look back with pride on our journey and forward with excitement to the future. Our commitment to providing exceptional drilling services and customer satisfaction remains unwavering.

We extend our deepest gratitude to our loyal customers, dedicated employees, and the Kittanning community for their support over the years. Your trust and confidence in us have been the cornerstone of our success.

For inquiries or to schedule a service, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (724) 548-1083 ext 1. Stay connected with us on our Facebook page for the latest updates and news. Here’s to another 50 years of excellence, innovation, and community service. Thank you for being a part of our journey.