About Godbe Drilling

Three Generations of Mineral Exploration Drilling Experts

Godbe Drilling, LLC is a Colorado-based family-owned diamond core drilling and mineral exploration business qualified to operate in the United States and Mexico. The company maintains licenses issued by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Additionally, Godbe Drilling holds business and professional contracting licenses required for its operations in the Western United States.

No matter where your site is located, Godbe Drilling has the right equipment. The company specializes in surface, underground, and helicopter-supported exploratory diamond core drilling. The company operates a total of ten (10) different core drills along with other specialized equipment necessary to drill and extract cores in remote locations. Additionally, Godbe Drilling has one of the best safety programs in the industry.

Our History Speaks for Itself

Years Experience

Feet Drilled

Generations of Ownership

Our Leadership

John D. Godbe, Owner/Manager

John Godbe began his career in the drilling industry as a Driller’s Helper. He worked his way up to eventually manage one of the largest drilling companies in the United States. John remained in a management role for 22 years before purchasing the company himself and running the entire business for an additional decade. Eventually, John sold the company and stayed on as the Marketing Manager during the buyout period.

After numerous clients from past drilling programs persuaded him to re-enter the drilling business, John Godbe launched Godbe Drilling in 1994.

Today, John continues to serve as the owner and operator of Godbe Drilling. He has over 40 years of management experience in the drilling industry and holds a degree from the University of Wyoming.

Jonathan D. Godbe, Manager

Jonathan Godbe started in the drilling industry as a Roust-a-bout when he was just 16 years old. He also worked in the field as a Driller’s Helper before he was hired as an inside drilling sales representative with one of the largest drilling supply companies in the industry. He spent the next five years working his way up to become one of the top-producing Outside Drilling Sales Representatives. In this role, he was responsible for managing all sales in the 13-state Northeast territory. Jonathan joined the Godbe Drilling team in 2003, bringing his extensive experience in marketing and advertising along with him. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Mexico.

Jeffrey D. Godbe, Safety Coordinator

Jeff Godbe began his career in the drilling industry at the age of 16, working as a Roust-a-bout. He later worked in the field as a Driller’s Helper before he was hired as a Contracts Representative for one of the largest drilling companies in the industry. He worked his way into multiple roles during his tenure there, including serving as an Inside Drilling Sales Representative and an Outside Drilling Sales Representative for the Central Territory. Jeff has worked for Godbe Drilling, LLC since 2002.

Our History

There is no substitute for experience in the core recovery industry. All candidate core recovery specialists should have experienced, field-proven foremen and crews supported by companies with a reputation for fulfilling client needs. Godbe Drilling, LLC offers some of the most experienced crews in the industry, with drillers and foremen who have run projects with a wide range of requirements. In fact, the Godbe family name has remained synonymous with the mining industry since the 1870s.

Since its beginnings in 1994, Godbe Drilling, LLC, has made a name for itself as a quality drilling company, dedicated to the customer’s personalized needs, with knowledgeable and courteous service. The entire Godbe Drilling team remains committed to providing reliable drilling equipment operated by professional, safe, and highly experienced personnel.

Today, John Godbe and his two sons have built a niche in the mining sector with their family name by offering cost-effective core drilling solutions to outfits ranging from small exploratory sites to large, established mines working to expand. The company focuses on training, safety, and affordability so you pay for the drilling and recovery of core, not the overhead.

From its field headquarters in Wilcox, Arizona to its operations across the border in Magdalena de Kino, the company operates throughout the western United States and in Mexico. The company executes all types of core drilling and mineral exploration, including surface and underground projects, high altitude and desert drilling, shallow holes and deep hole exploration. Regardless of the formation or the location, you can rely on Godbe Drilling to get the job done on time and within budget.

John, Jonathan, and Jefrey bring to the table years of proven experience operating successful core drilling operations from every aspect. By remaining a family-owned and operated business, the Godbes have been able to mold their employees to be industry experts. The company successfully obtains core samples for some of the most difficult formations located in the most remote parts of the Western United States and Mexico.

In Godbe trust.