About DB&E

DB&E provides complete water well systems on a turnkey basis for agricultural, municipal and residential water wells. DB&E has the capability to provide every element of a water well system from initial design to start up, as well as maintenance and repairs on existing wells. DB&E provides water well drilling services in the Texas Panhandle, northeastern New Mexico, the Oklahoma Panhandle and southeastern Colorado.  Over the years, DB&E has drilled more than 3,500 wells. DB&E has extensive well archives and equipment in addition to technical personnel to determine geological conditions and aquifer characteristics in most locations, enabling it to locate suitable water-bearing formations to meet a wide variety of customer requirements. DB&E believes that it has the technical ability and experience to specify and install the most efficient pump for a given well design and aquifer characteristics.


DB&E was founded in Dalhart, Texas in April, 1947 by C. P. “Pete” Metcalf and has been in business at the same location for over 69 years. In the early 1950’s, Mr. Metcalf purchased his first rig for drilling water well wells for agriculture applications. Over the years, Mr. Metcalf was regarded as the pioneer of water well drilling and pump installation in the northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle.  He was acclaimed for his dedication to providing quality customer service and Mr. Metcalf oversaw DB&E’s operations until his passing in 1986. The Metcalf family continues to maintain long-standing relationships and is part of the Dalhart community.


Justin Waggoner, born and raised in Pampa, Texas, is a 2007 graduate of Texas Tech University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Following his graduation, Mr. Waggoner joined the Lubbock office of Xcel Energy, Inc., a major U.S. electricity and natural gas utility. While at Xcel, he had a variety of responsibilities including working on the design and planning of a distribution power grid as well as conceptual designs and construction estimates of projects of unlimited scope and size. Mr. Waggoner joined DB&E in 2009 and later that year was promoted to General Manager. He holds Texas driller’s and pump installer’s licenses and is also licensed in Oklahoma and New Mexico. Today, Mr. Waggoner oversees DB&E’s day-to-day operations.