About Us

Located in Great Bend, Kansas since 1948. Founded by O.E. Rosencrantz and Carney Bemis. These small business men started out drilling domestic, stock and irrigation wells. As the business progressed, shallow oil and gas wells became a new development, along with storage wells.

By the 1960’s Rosencrantz-Bemis began to sell center pivot irrigation systems and windmills. Soon after, there became a need for the service work of domestic and irrigation pumps.

In 1972, a 20 year employee of Rosencrantz–Bemis, Lyle Dodson purchased the company. Along with family, it was Lyle’s dedication to build a company for the surrounding community and build upon the services offered. A company whose staff is knowledgeable, service oriented, cost effective and simply knows how to get the job done.

The 21st century, Rosencrantz-Bemis Enterprises Inc. is stronger than ever. Now with an additional company outside of Hutchinson, Kansas by the name of Darling Drilling Company. This entity brings several decades of industry drilling experience, services, sells, and repairs. Our portfolio of customers has grown graciously over the decades. The future is bright and we look forward to serving our community and surrounding areas.

 Both Rosencrantz-Bemis and Darling Drilling stand tall on our core services to the private and commercial sectors. We are fully licensed, operate an in-house machine shop, maintain a great relationship with all of our suppliers and serve the entire state of Kansas. Don’t hesitate to browse our website, call or come by and see us. We’ve been doing this a long time and we ask for your business today.

We’ve opened a brand new facility in the beginning of 2016. It’s been decades in the making and we’re very happy to have it.
Come on by or have a look at our photos page.

Our list of Drilling Services include:
Geo-Thermal Drilling, Dewatering, Conductor, Cathodic Protection Wells, Solar Powered Pumps, Oilfield Supply, Test holes, Irrigation, Domestic, Municipal, Stock Wells – Sales and Service, Water Meters, Water Line Ditching, Hydrovac Services and In-House Machine Shop

Dedicated to Lyle E. Dodson

Dedicated to Lyle E. Dodson

  A View into Our Portfolio:

American Energies
American Warriors
Apac Shears
Barton County Feeders
Barton County Community College
Barton County Rural Water
Barton Hills Water District
Bird Dog Oil
Blue Ridge Petroleum
City of Abilene
City of Albert
City of Alexander
City of Bucklin
City of Great Bend
City of Hayes
City of Hutchinson
City of Nickerson
Cargill Salt
Central Kansas Medical Center
Coldwell Banker
Dillions
Dorado
Enterprise
FG Holl
GeoStat
Gilbert Stewart
Golden Belt Feeders
Hartman Oil
Hutchinson Hospital
I.L.S.
Kansas Cosmosphere
Kansas Gas Service
Knighton Oil
Laveta
Mesa
Mid-America Feed Yard
Mid-Continent Fractilation & Storage
Morton Salt
Mull Farms
New Gulf Operating
Northern Natural
Oneoak
Phillips Exploration
Popp Operating Inc.
Smokey Hill LLC.
Southern Star Gas
Spring Creek Farms
T&T Engineering
Vincent Oil
Ward Feed Yard