Spotlight on Filipponi & Thompson Drilling

Since our inception in 2012, the Paso Robles CAB Collective has striven to promote the full potential of the Paso Robles AVA in producing superior red Bordeaux wines, largely thanks to the generous support from our sponsors. Today we’re giving a shout out to one of those sponsors: Filipponi & Thompson Drilling, Inc., a locally owned and operated company with deep roots on the Central Coast.

Founded by Atascadero natives, Doug Filipponi & Ned Thompson, Filipponi & Thompson Drilling, Inc. has been serving the Central Coast since 1974. Specializing in drilling both domestic and irrigation wells, Filipponi & Thompson Drilling provides complete water systems, including the installation of top of the line electric and environmentally-friendly solar pump systems used for agricultural water.


As a leading provider of water solutions for the Central Coast, Filipponi & Thompson Drilling, Inc. is a trusted source for numerous grape growers and vintners in the region. In addition to grapes, they also cater to a wide variety of crops, including almonds and avocados, offering everything from water analysis to the construction of state-of-the-art pump systems.


The company’s motto is “No one ever lost business because quality was too high, or service too good,” and it’s by following this ethos that Filipponi & Thompson has built a reputation on quality and exceptional customer service.  Upholding these values helps ensure continued business, which in turn gives Filipponi & Thompson Drilling, Inc. the ability to give back to the community they cherish.


Filipponi & Thompson Drilling, Inc. has been honored as “Business of the Year” and both owners have been recognized as Atascadero’s “Citizen of the Year” for numerous contributions to local charities and organizations. Today, Filipponi & Thompson has 20 highly skilled employees, the majority of whom have been with the company for over 15 years – a true testament to the integrity of the company and its services.