About REDI

We have experience in providing high quality, cost effective environmental, geotechnical and mineral drilling services to engineerg consultants, private clients and State and Federal agencies.

REDI owners and staff in front of drilling, probing and service vehicles

Generations of Experience

1950 - image of Lyle Henery in from of his drilling truck

1950

Lyle Henry started his own drilling company from the ground up in Esbon KS (~1948). He later worked for CME as one of their Sales Representatives (1969-1995).

Lyle and Bonnie Henery standing beside an airplane
1973 - image of Charley and a drilling rig

1973

In the early 1970s, Lyle became the Father-in-Law of Charley Roberts and introduced him to the drilling business.

1984 - Charley with a soil sample

1984

Soil Sampling
Monks Mound
Cahokia, IL
Charley Roberts
(Driller)

1992 - Charley and Brenda Roberts

1992

Charley & Brenda Roberts started Roberts Environmental Drilling, Inc.

2013 - cover of a newspaper that celebrates REDI's 20th anniversary

2013

Celebrating 20 years in business

Republic Times article dated 1/20/2013
(click image above)

Geoprobe’s
Probing Times article
“Drilling is a Family Affair”
dated Spring 2013

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2018 - plaque on a wall

2018

After 26 years, Charley and Brenda Roberts stepped down and are enjoying retirement in Florida. Brandy Roberts-Dodel (P), Sean Dodel (CEO) and Travis Roberts (VP), whom have been running the day to day since 2015, officially became the new owners.

Business Type & Service Area

REDI is a 2nd generation, woman owned, small family business incorporated in the state of Illinois. We are licensed to provide drilling services and install monitoring wells in the following states: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Iowa.

History

REDI has been in business since Nov. 1992 and our family has been in the drilling business for 2 generations. We have many combined years of experience in providing high quality, cost effective environmental, geotechnical and mineral drilling services to private clients and State and Federal agencies. The managers not only have many years of hands-on drilling experience, but also have over 25 combined years of managing drilling projects across the United States.