We regularly get asked about the name of the organization. So, right up front we figured we'd check that box.
The grandfather of two founders of the company started a drill bit company back in the 60's. As a result, that family is involved with several different drill bit and drilling companies still today. So, the name is a hat tip to the old man (Orville) who got it all started.
Orvil was formed in September of 2020, but drilling and drill bits are part of our heritage. The four founders of Orvil have over 70 years combined experience and know-how in drill bits, HDD, and utility installation. We've all been at it a while, seen a lot, and have had success at various major companies.
Most of the bits sold into HDD and Utility Installation today are one-size-fits-all designs or bits made for oil & gas. Which are usually a poor fit; the formations are different; the drilling parameters and environment are different. As a result, HDD drillers are forced to use bits that aren’t optimized for their application. A product designed specifically for the HDD industry will outperform those that aren’t. Orvil products are engineered to address the specific challenges associated with HDD and Utility Installation.
We design and manufacture the most technically advanced and innovative PDC bits and Hole Openers that are tailored for the industry. All Orvil products are 100% designed and manufactured in the USA.