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VanMars Drilling is BCCSA COR Certified

Geotechnical & Environmental Drilling Services From experts who care about your project’s success

About Vanmars

The VanMars Drilling difference comes from our commitment to provide safe, reliable, and quality services. Established in 2014, VanMars Drilling was formed through a partnership between an experienced driller and a geotechnical engineer. These partners identified the benefits of a drilling company that understood both the consulting and the drilling side, of the business.

VanMars Drilling provides a high level of safety while maintaining the highest level of client satisfaction founded on a strong belief that safety and reliability will lead to a greater level of client satisfaction. VanMars operates on the fundamental concept of “Good, reliable service makes for good reliable clients”.

VanMars Management

Ross Holmes, P.Eng.

An owner and geotechnical engineer has over a decade in experience coordinating and implementing geotechnical and environmental drilling programs throughout British Columbia.

Mr. Holmes is a registered professional engineer in the province of British Columbia and has managed drilling projects for operating mines, mineral exploration, highway infrastructure, bridges, soil and rock slope stabilization, dike design and construction, land development feasibility studies, municipal infrastructure, and various commercial and residential clients.


Lance Van Kessel

An owner and driller, Lance, has over a decade of experience in the environmental and geotechnical drilling industry. Lance has worked as a full-time driller since he was 18 years old. Lance also worked as the environmental coordinator for a large hydro-vac operation.

Lance has extensive knowledge of drilling, and drilling equipment, as well as has significant experience with numerous drilling methods including auger, odex, mud rotary, sonic, etc.