Buckeye Water Services Company has a philosophy: we don’t take on a job or commit to a job that we can’t fulfill. Whether it is a holiday, weekend, or middle of the night, it is important. We have 24-hour dispatchers and we never close.

We have 24-hour dispatchers and we never close

Buckeye Water Service hauls fresh water for frac jobs, drilling water, produced water, and flowback. About two and half years ago, Fred began the roll-off business to haul drill cuttings. Drill cuttings are disposed at approved landfills after they’re solidified and treated. It is a 24 hours, 7 days a week operation—just like the rigs. Rigs don’t shut down, so we don’t shut down.
Rigs don’t shut down, so we don’t shut down

Today, Buckeye Water Service operates a large fleet

In 1978, Fred Badertscher purchased Buckeye Water Service Company when it had only two water trucks and has been expanding ever since. Today, Buckeye Water Service operates a large fleet of water/vacuum trucks, as well as, dump trucks, and roll-off trucks.
Fred Badertscher was born in Dalton, Ohio in 1928 and graduated from Killbuck High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Army 45th Engineer Battalion in Tokyo, Japan from 1946 to 1948 and received the World War II Victory Medal and Army Occupation Medal.

After returning home from the service and until 1956 Fred worked on Standard Rigs and Spudders starting on a casing gang, to tool dresser, and driller. For one season Fred worked on an Off Shore Drilling Rig for Loffland Brothers Drilling.

In 1956 Fred purchased “Killbuck Drilling Contractors” and did contract drilling in Ohio and Michigan. In 1968 he sold his drilling rigs, moved to New Concord, Ohio, and purchased rig moving trucks and equipment to build and reclaim locations.

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