About us

About our team

Established 1970

Jamie and Rob are second generation owners of MacKinnon Water Solutions, proudly building on the family business established in 1970 by their parents, Bill and Ann. Since then the MacKinnon’s have expanded to offer affordable expertise in full complement of rural well water solutions, including:

  • well drilling
  • well upgrades
  • water pressure systems
  • water treatment
  • geothermal heating and cooling

MacKinnon Water Solutions is located in Pembroke on B-Line Road at Trans Canada Hwy 17. From here we service customers throughout the Upper Ottawa Valley: from Stonecliffe through to Renfrew, in communities throughout the Madawaska and Bonnechere Valleys, and over on the Quebec side in Pontiac County.

Our team of well water experts is dedicated to delivering reliable and affordable customer service. We always strive for 100% customer satisfaction, and back our work with the MacKinnon guarantee.

In recognition of their many years of professional dedication and innovation in sustaining Ontario’s groundwater resources, Rob and Jamie MacKinnon received the 2018 Archie Watt Award for Excellence in Sustaining Groundwater Resources.

MacKinnon Water Solutions is a licensed well contractor, trained and certified according to standards set by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

Rob MacKinnon

Rob MacKinnon

Rob's Bio
A graduate of Business Management at Algonquin College, Rob began operating the MacKinnon well drilling rig in 1990. Rob specializes in government policy and issues, and was a Board member of the OGWA for over a decade. Rob’s goal is to maintain a great work environment by employing highly skilled professionals who provide the very best in customer service and satisfaction.
Jamie MacKinnon

Jamie MacKinnon

Jamie's Bio
Growing up in the family business, Jamie joined the enterprise full-time in 1992 as a well driller. Seeing the need for licensed professionals providing pump installation and water treatment services, Jamie has focused his efforts on professional development. He works closely with our suppliers and manufacturers regarding the latest innovations in water sizing and constant pressure systems.
Terry Hein

Terry Hein

Operations Manager
Terry's Bio
Terry joined the MacKinnon team in 2009, and in 2012 he became a licensed well and pump installation technician. As operations manager, Terry oversees all pump installation and service work including well extensions and geothermal installations. Taking a highly logical approach to the job at hand, Terry ensures timely and efficient completion of every job.





Darren Ashick

Darren Ashick

Drilling Supervisor
Darren's Bio
Darren joined MacKinnon’s in 2001, became a licensed well driller in 2003, and very quickly rose to excel as drilling supervisor. Darren has been innovative in introducing new drilling techniques to MacKinnon’s, which have proven very successful in providing safe, clean well water to our customers. Darren is also well versed in the installation and service of geothermal units.



Office Staff

Pembroke Drilling Crew

Pump Crew

Water Treatment Crew

Sundridge Drilling Crew


To provide a great experience to our customers while delivering great well water.

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What they say


Big thanks to Jamie and associates from Laurentian Brew Kombucha Company for the great advice and supply of our water filter for the brewery.

I would definitely recommend MacKinnon’s. They have worked with me on a few occasions and always provide excellent service. I appreciate their honesty and prompt response.

Very professional service, quality products and great to work with! I highly recommend the guys at MacKinnon’s for any residential or commercial project.

MacKinnon Well Drilling saved the day for my family with fast courteous service and quality workmanship. Call them for a professional job and honest pricing. Thanks MacKinnon’s!

We had a massive geothermal field put in for our commercial building. The MacKinnon family treated us extremely fair and did a fantastic job! We are very pleased with all the work they did for us.

Called early Easter Monday morning. Came out within hours and fixed the problem. Good old-fashioned service from the Valley Boys. Job done and cleaned up in no time. They do make water great!

Very good service. That sums it all up! They sent a really nice friendly guy out here to help me install my dual-stream pitless adapter. He was really professional. He helped and showed me how to do it.