Randy Richers was born and raised in Saugerties, New York and earned a degree from SUNY Delhi. He incorporated Richers Electric in 2005, having operated as a sole proprietor for several years. The company performed a variety of commercial, residential and industrial work in a 5-county area. As the company grew the projects become more complex. In 2009 he had the need to set poles for a project he was working on. As a result he formed New York Drilling Services, Inc. and purchased a large drilling rig and the company grew from there. The company specializes in caisson and foundation drilling for the power generation industry.
The company works with many large contractors and provides drilling services from Maine to western New York.
Vincent Santonja joined New York Drilling in 2013. He has been in the heavy construction industry for over 30 years. He runs the day to day operations developing sales, new project bidding, deploying crews & equipment, projection management and completion. His past experiences have been with several larger civil contractors including A.Colarusso, BTM, and Metzger Construction. Group. While at BTM he started RCT (Recycling and Crushing Technologies). He built this aggregate recycling operation into a state-of-the art operation. Vince is responsible for the New York Crushing and Recycling operation and oversees the aggregate recycling and sand mining operation south of Kingston, New York.
Vince is a graduate of Ulster Community College, Germain College and has a post Graduate Certificate from Penn State University.
Bob joined the New York Drilling Services Inc. team in June of 2018. He has over 12 years to construction industry experience to include commercial development, retail construction, infrastructure bidding and project management. He leads our team of estimators and project managers from our Saugerties, NY location.
He graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with a A.A.S in Civil Engineering in 2006.
John joined New York Drilling Services as their CFO in March of 2018 after 24 years as a Commercial Lender to the construction industry. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1987 with a BA in Economics. He is a US Army Veteran having service as an Air Defense Artillery Officer from 1987 to 1992.
James Murphy is the company Safety and Transportation Officer. He handles driver training and certifications, vehicle insurance inspection and licensing and all OSHA and MSHA safety certifications. He has been with New York Drilling Services since 2013. Safety Awards include the Golden Shovel Award 2014 to present and recently the 2018 NESCA Gold Safety Award.