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Tanko Well Drilling serves area more than 60 years

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From page SOS6 | December 31, 2012 |

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JOHN TANKO, who operated out of Placerville in the 1940s, drills for water in this vintage photo. Courtesy photo

One of the most obvious secrets to becoming successful is to not be afraid of hard work.
Gary Tanko established Gary C. Tanko Well Drilling 50 years ago in 1962. Prior to that, his father ran a well drilling business in Placerville in the 1940s.
Now headquartered in Auburn, Tanko Well Drilling continues to serve the counties of Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra and Yuba.
Services include location and construction of water wells, sizing systems for local standards and pressure requirements, equipment selection, water disinfection, and water quality (purification, filtration, conditioning and other treatments).
Finding water and drilling wells to get it is a physically demanding line of work. One that requires a special skill set.
“Our employees are key to this business,” said Tony Segerra, manager for the company. He started with Tanko Well Drilling in 1975. “We are honest, hard-working people. It takes a special kind of person to do this line of work. You have to like being outdoors, because you’ll see a lot of countryside. You’ve got to be able to get along well with the customers. You’ve got to be dependable.”
As a business, one has to be willing to take some risk, also.
“Gary took some gambles over the years, buying modern equipment,” Segerra said. “It panned out. He’s done real well.”
Tanko utilizes a number of innovative techniques in the industry, improving both the speed of the drilling process and the quality of the wells. Tanko equipment includes state-of-the-art air rotary drills especially useful (and economical for the customer) when drilling through the hard rock found in the Sierra foothills. Using this equipment, Tanko’s highly trained and experienced operators provide faster and more reliable service for complete water hook-ups. This includes trenching, ditching, piping and wiring. All the customer has to do is turn on the water.
Tanko also stocks the latest pump equipment and accessories.
One of the most important qualities to success, according to Segerra, is the ability to be flexible. A positive, “can-do” attitude is an absolute must. Especially if things don’t go the way you expect them to.
“That’s the toughest part. Because there’s a lot to do: plumbing, electrical – and dealing with Mother Nature,” he said. “You are going after water … and it’s not always there. There’s nothing to guarantee that you will find it every time. That’s why your customer relations is so important. You have to be honest and up-front.”
Gary C. Tanko Well Drilling is licensed by the California State Contractor’s Board (License Number 282051). The office is located at 12150 Luther Road in Auburn. Customers can call 530-622-2591 in El Dorado County, or 800-734-8234 from anywhere in California.

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