Creating a Legacy: Donald Smith Company Celebrates 75+ Years in the Water Business

Creating a Legacy: Donald Smith Company Celebrates 75+ Years in the Water Business

A local, family-owned and operated business has seen 75+ years in the water well drilling industry.  Creating a long and successful history that few businesses are able to enjoy, Donald Smith Company has stood the test of time.  A strong foundation and quality service each play a part in that ongoing legacy.  As the corporation has grown, it has continued to be family run.  Each generation has seen dedicated leadership and a commitment to the communities they serve.

A Look Back

In 1946, immediately following World War II, Donald Smith Company was founded by H.E. Smith upon his release from a post-war army with a muster pay and loan from HNB First Bank.  What began as a small, local well drilling company grew in size and experience. 28 years later, son and partner Donald Smith acquired full ownership.  

From drilling small residential wells, the company grew to become a leader in water well and pump installations for homes, farms, industry, and municipalities.

Donald Smith Company is now led by the third generation of Smiths with Don Smith, Jr. serving as President.

Now serving Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, western and central Tennessee, and the Florida Panhandle.  As a leader in project design and production stage implementation, our advanced training enables us to do our own pump design and remanufacturing.  For greater control in quality and delivery, we repair and remanufacture turbine pumps in our facilities.

Looking Forward

Donald Smith Company is one of the largest employers in Headland, AL, and was recently recognized by the Headland Chamber of Commerce as the April 2021 Gem of the Month.

As the business grows, they are continuing to add team members to both their Headland, AL and Shannon, MS locations.  The future is bright with continued experience and first-class technology and resources.  They are positioned to remain a leader in the water well drilling industry.  If interested in becoming a part of the continued legacy of Donald Smith Company, you can learn more about available careers here.

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