Olympus Technical Services Brings Drilling Capabilities to Boise Office

March 14, 2022

Environmental and Geotechnical Drilling Services to Start May 2

Worker running Geoprobe 7822 in sagebrush

BOISE, Idaho – Olympus Technical Services, Inc., a leading provider of environmental drilling and subsurface sampling services in Montana, has procured another combination drill rig and will have a geologist-led drilling crew based in Boise beginning May 2.

“We’ve been receiving a lot of inquiries about our environmental drilling services in the Idaho market lately, but for smaller jobs, it didn’t make sense for us to mobilize our rig from Billings,” said Sean Ronan, manager of Olympus’ Boise office. “Having a drilling crew based right here in Boise makes the logistics a lot easier and will reduce the cost for our clients.”

Olympus has been offering environmental drilling and subsurface sampling services from their Billings, Montana office for the past decade.

As an environmental remediation and consulting company, Olympus does a lot of subsurface sampling and installation of monitoring wells on their own projects, so the employee-owners decided in 2012 that it made sense to own their own drilling equipment. The drilling crew has been busy ever since, as demand has been high from engineering firms and other environmental consultants with similar needs.

Rear view of Geoprobe 7800

Direct push technology for fast and efficient results

Both of Olympus’ drill rigs are Geoprobe 78 Series models. Geoprobe is the originator of direct push technology, which uses a percussion hammer and vehicle weight to push tools and sensors into the subsurface. Direct push technology offers several advantages over traditional drill rigs. It pushes through soil twice as fast and generates a fraction of the drill cuttings. The smaller size and maneuverability of Olympus’ direct-push drill rigs also makes mobilization faster and more economical and means that the rigs can fit in places the big drill rigs cannot.

In addition to the advantages offered by Geoprobe equipment, Olympus drilling crews are run by trained geologists, so they are not just drilling holes. They know what they are looking at and what to be looking for. Olympus’ crew in Boise will be run by Douglas McGregor, a native of Twin Falls, Idaho, and a graduate of Idaho State University. McGregor has an associate degree in agricultural business and a BA in geology. He has been working with Olympus since last spring and is currently training with the Olympus drilling crew in Billings.

Drilling services are targeted to start at the beginning of May. Anyone interested in booking the Olympus drilling crew in Idaho can call Sean Ronan at 208-562-5500 or or visit

Olympus is an environmental remediation, emergency spill response, and environmental consulting company that has been serving the Northern Rockies since 1999. The company is a hybrid construction/consulting firm, which offers unique advantages to clients that pure-play construction or consulting firms cannot match. Olympus’ integrated team of scientists, engineers, and field service staff and specialized, company-owned equipment give Olympus the ability to tackle clients’ most difficult environmental challenges and get the job done right the first time. Olympus is employee-owned and headquartered in Helena, Montana, with branch offices in Billings, Montana and Boise, Idaho.

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“Olympus Technical Services was great to work with. They established safe perimeters for their work zone, communicated well with the city, and completed the work in a timely and efficient manner. We would highly recommend Olympus!”

Lorette Carter
City of Shelby, Montana

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“We worked with Olympus to demolish, dispose, and backfill two buildings containing hazardous materials. Olympus’ crew was receptive to our requests, adapted to changing site conditions, suggested ways to increase efficiency, and didn’t sway from their proposed cost. Together we changed the site from dilapidated hazardous buildings to a clean construction-ready property.”

Michael P. Kelly

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“We used Olympus Technical Services to do a remediation project and some extensive concrete demolition and backfill work. The work was performed flawlessly and professionally, and the field staff was great to work with. When site challenges presented themselves, Olympus was intuitive and creative in solving them. They were a great company to deal with.”

Mike Heisey
Bonner Property Development, LLC

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“Olympus Technical Services won a major demolition bid with FCEDA. The bid was fair and the work started on time and finished in advance of our deadline. It was a difficult job with several unknowns that caused delays, change orders, and equipment breakdowns. Throughout, the team from Olympus was professional, flexible, and made sound recommendations. They were great partners on a difficult project. Because of this experience, we have recommended them to many of our partners.”

Christy Cummings Dawson
Flathead County Economic Development Authority

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"Simply put, as a consultant to the retail fueling industry, Olympus Technical Services is one of the foremost authorities in terms of environmental regulations, permits, emergency response and petroleum cleanup."

Trent Biggers
Town Pump, Inc.

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“The company motto for Olympus Technical Services, Inc. should be ‘We are here to do whatever it takes to get the job done.’ The team of professional personnel at Olympus are each highly qualified, responsive, and innovative. Their problem-solving methods and can-do attitudes create results."

Catherine LeCours
Pacific West Technologies