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  • Dusty  Tyler

    Dusty Tyler

    Water Services 1 More Photo
    • Water Services

      Posted from Auxvasse, Missouri, United States


      Drilling water services across streets and hot tapping the main

  • Gene Boone

    Gene Boone

    Robbie Boone & Dustyn Cherrington have made Frontier the Ultimate Crew! 3 More Photos
    • Robbie Boone & Dustyn Cherrington have made Frontier the Ultimate Crew!

      Posted from Anchor Point, Alaska, United States


      Frontier Directional Drilling Specialists, Inc. is a horizontal directional drilling company, based in the Copper River Valley in Alaska. Frontier serves both Alaska and the western United States with additional offices on the Kenai Peninsula and in Colorado.

      Frontier offers over 60 years of combined experience in the pipeline industry, including the equipment and work force to satisfy all of your horizontal directional constructing needs. Committed to excellent customer service with integrity, honesty, and cutting edge innovation, while working at minimizing our footprint to protect the environment.

      Alaskan family owned and operated, Frontier Directional Drilling's attention to detail has afforded us a well-respected reputation that remains intact by providing customers with individualized solutions for their projects, by listening to the customer, and utilizing our industry experience.

      We serve a wide range of industries including Oil & Gas, Electric, Telecommunications, and Water & Sewer. Our employees are familiar with the difficult terrains Alaska presents including permafrost, rivers, and wetlands and understand the logistics required to accomplish the task.

      Frontier Directional Drilling's industry experience starts with the career accomplishments of its President, Robbie Boone, and Drilling Operations Manager, Dustyn Cherrington.

      Robbie began his career installing telecommunications with his family owned and operated business in Arizona's Cochise County. He spent the next twenty years working for multiple companies in the pipeline industry, working his way from driller/locator to drill superintendent/project manager. His employment brought him to Alaska in 2007 and in 2012, he incorporated Frontier Directional Drilling Specialists, Inc. to bring his expertise of HDD to Alaska. Along with his expertise, he employed his long-time friend and coworker, Dustyn Cherrington, as Frontier's Drilling Operations Manager.

      Dustyn's background and experience in the pipeline industry began before he was born. He was born the grandson of Martin Cherrington, often hailed as "the father of HDD". Martin Cherrington "conceived the use of Horizontal Directional Drilling as a practical alternative to conventional trenching methods beginning in the 1960s" and founded the Cherrington Corporation in 1984. The Cherrington Corporation is known world-wide as an innovation leader in the horizontal directional drilling industry. Dustyn started his career in the family business as a driller, traveling the world, successfully completing a multitude of large-diameter, long length crossings, and beach approaches. When the opportunity arose to join Frontier, Dustyn was enthusiastic to collaborate with Robbie to expand an exceptional HDD company in Alaska.

  • Sara Ryckman

    Sara Ryckman

    Delbert and Tyler are the Ultimate Crew! 1 More Photo
    • Delbert and Tyler are the Ultimate Crew!


      I am the General Manager of Precision Underground located in Bismarck, ND. I am proud to submit this entry on behalf of our ultimate crew. This duo is recognized for their professionalism, great customer service, and ability to problem solve difficult bores.

      Foreman and Operator, Delbert Maruska, has been a horizontal directional driller for seventeen years. Everyone in our company wants to work with Delbert because of what they learn from him. Delbert is exceptional at evaluating the job site to determine a course of action. He is accomplished at mixing the right mud for different soil conditions.

      Operator and Locator, Tyler Blauert, has been working for horizontal directional drilling companies for six years. Tyler is recognized by our company because of his ability to wear multiple hats on a crew including operating and locating both with accuracy. We have many repeat customers requesting Tyler for their jobs.

      Both Delbert and Tyler operate the company’s Vermeer 24x40, 36x50, and 100x140 machines as well as the F2 and F5 Locating Systems. Each of them has the experience to be interchangeable on any job. Delbert and Tyler have worked together on many projects. Together this team has proven to be an ultimate crew because they complete jobs safely, efficiently, and with little issues. Below is a couple of impressive bores they completed in the fall of 2014.
      • Using the Vermeer 100x140, Delbert, Tyler, and their crew installed 21 lines of 3” duct totaling 998 feet along a street in Dickinson, ND. According to our Vermeer Sales Representative, to his or our knowledge, no other company in this area has ever pulled 21 lines at once! (See pictures!)

      • Using the Vermeer 36x50, Delbert and Tyler completed an 1122 foot bore of 14’ poly. Not only was the size of the machine relative to the size of pipe impressive, they shot this out in a valley north of Killdeer, ND where there was an elevation change of 80 ft. True expertise was demonstrated by our team!

      Delbert and Tyler have earned this recognition. Please consider this well deserving team for the Ultimate Crew Contest!