About Us

Bill Johnson Equipment Company is a family-owned water well drilling equipment and supply company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Bill Johnson grew up working in a family-owned oilfield machine shop in Texas. He moved to Arizona in 1948 and discovered that there was no local source for well drilling supplies and in 1949 Bill Johnson Equipment Company was born.

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Initially, he obtained a one-year lease on a building and painted the words “Bill Johnson Equipment Company” on it. He wanted people to remember his name when they walked through the door. After 4 years and over 40,000 miles of traveling each year throughout the Southwest, Bill’s work paid off and he was able to purchase the building and property where BJEC is still based today.

Over the years, Bill was able to obtain the most coveted of drill rig and pump rig distributorships and lines of equipment and supplies. He also had the foresight to begin collecting and renting specialty tools early on, and now BJEC has one of the biggest collections of fishing tools in the Southwest. Of equal importance was the ability to service, fabricate, and repair these tools, therefore, the BJEC’s machine shop was created and is a critical part of the business.

Today, BJEC is owned and managed by Bill’s daughter, Ginger Johnson. Her goal is to continue the entrepreneurial spirit that her father created with those first painted words over the door while adapting to the ever-changing marketplace. BJEC is an industry-leading water well drilling equipment company, with the best products and supplies, a skilled machine shop, and specialty rental tools.

Bill Johnson Equipment Company is a member of the National Ground Water Association, Arizona Water Well Association, Arizona Hydrological Society, AZ Water Association, New Mexico Ground Water Association and Utah Ground Water Association.

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Ginger Johnson

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