History & Experience

100+ years of experience
Moody and Associates, Inc., was founded in 1891 and incorporated in 1954. Jeff Moody is the fourth generation of the Moody family to run this 100+ year old company.

1859 Colonel Edwin Drake discovers oil near Titusville, PA and launches the modern petroleum industry. 1859 Colonel Edwin Drake discovers oil near Titusville, PA and launches the modern petroleum industry.
1859
Colonel Edwin Drake discovers oil near Titusville, PA and launches the modern petroleum industry.
1891 James Moody gets a steam-driven drilling rig as payment, and his son Kay begins drilling water wells in Crawford County, PA. 1891 James Moody gets a steam-driven drilling rig as payment, and his son Kay begins drilling water wells in Crawford County, PA.
1891
James Moody gets a steam-driven drilling rig as payment for an old debt, and his son Kay begins drilling water wells in Crawford County, PA.
1903 € The Wright brothers complete their historic first flight and Moody completes their 12th year in the water well drilling business. 1903 € The Wright brothers complete their historic first flight and Moody completes their 12th year in the water well drilling business.
1903
The Wright brothers complete their historic first flight and Moody completes their 12th year in the water well drilling business.
1918 € World War I ends as the Central Powers surrender and Moody has been drilling water wells for 27 years. 1918 € World War I ends as the Central Powers surrender and Moody has been drilling water wells for 27 years.
1918
World War I ends as the Central Powers surrender and Moody has been drilling water wells for 27 years.
1941 € The US enters World War II and Moody drills 119 high capacity water wells at the U.S Army€s Ordinance Works in Geneva, PA (Crawford County). 1941 € The US enters World War II and Moody drills 119 high capacity water wells at the U.S Army€s Ordinance Works in Geneva, PA (Crawford County).
1941
The US enters World War II and Moody drills 119 high capacity water wells at the U.S Army's Ordinance Works in Geneva, PA (Crawford County).
1946 € Dwight Moody returns after WW II from service in the U. S. Navy in the Pacific Theater and takes over the family business.  1946 € Dwight Moody returns after WW II from service in the U. S. Navy in the Pacific Theater and takes over the family business.
1946
Dwight Moody returns after WW II from service in the U. S. Navy in the Pacific Theater and takes over the family business.
1964 € Becomes the first PA firm to use the fracture trace method developed by two Penn State professors to locate high capacity ground water supply wells. 1964 € Becomes the first PA firm to use the fracture trace method developed by two Penn State professors to locate high capacity ground water supply wells.
1964
Moody becomes the first Pennsylvania firm to use the fracture trace method developed by two Penn State professors to locate high capacity groundwater supply wells.
1968 - Moody opens an office in Harrisburg, PA to branch into geological and groundwater studies and the environmental market.   1968 - Moody opens an office in Harrisburg, PA to branch into geological and groundwater studies and the environmental market.
1968
Moody opens an office in Harrisburg, PA to branch into geological and groundwater studies and the environmental market.
1969 € The first man walks on the moon as the US completes a historic lunar landing, and Moody completes 78 years in business. 1969 € The first man walks on the moon as the US completes a historic lunar landing, and Moody completes 78 years in business.
1969
The first man walks on the moon as the US completes a historic lunar landing, and Moody completes 78 years in business.
1972 € Moody constructs a new corporate headquarters building in Meadville and the overall geological staff increases to five. 1972 € Moody constructs a new corporate headquarters building in Meadville and the overall geological staff increases to five.
1972
Moody constructs a new corporate headquarters building in Meadville and the overall geological staff increases to five.
1976 - America celebrates its bicentenial anniversary and Dwight€s son, Jeffrey L. Moody, joins the firm and is active in
            development of new markets and all company operations. 1976 - America celebrates its bicentenial anniversary and Dwight€s son, Jeffrey L. Moody, joins the firm and is active in
            development of new markets and all company operations.
1976
America celebrates its bicentenial anniversary and Dwight's son, Jeffrey L. Moody, joins the firm and is active in development of new markets and all company operations.
1980 € Federal hazardous waste regulations are adopted and Moody geologists complete dozens of groundwater investigations in response to the new environmental guidance. 1980 € Federal hazardous waste regulations are adopted and Moody geologists complete dozens of groundwater investigations in response to the new environmental guidance.
1980
Federal hazardous waste regulations are adopted and Moody geologists complete dozens of groundwater investigations in response to the new environmental guidance.
1985 - Jeff Moody becomes President and fourth
            generation owner
            of Moody and Associates,
            Inc. Moody
            further expands their
            geological consulting
            services and continues
            to locate, drill,
            develop and service
            high capacity
            municipal, industrial
            and commercial
            water wells throughout
            the region. 1985 - Jeff Moody becomes
            President and fourth
            generation owner
            of Moody and Associates,
            Inc. Moody
            further expands their
            geological consulting
            services and continues
            to locate, drill,
            develop and service
            high capacity
            municipal, industrial
            and commercial
            water wells throughout
            the region.
1985
Jeff Moody becomes President and fourth generation owner of Moody and Associates, Inc. Moody further expands their geological consulting services and continues to locate, drill, develop and service high capacity municipal, industrial and commercial water wells throughout the region.

1989 € A gas well drilling boom hits western PA and eastern OH with the Medina sandstone exploration and Moody conducts thousands of sampling events of water sources. 1989 € A gas well drilling boom hits western PA and eastern OH with the Medina sandstone exploration and Moody conducts thousands of sampling events of water sources.
1989
A gas well drilling boom hits western PA and eastern OH with the Medina sandstone exploration and Moody conducts thousands of sampling events of water sources.
1991 € Moody celebrates its 100th anniversary, as it continues to service water supply, environmental, coal and oil/gas clients. 1991 € Moody celebrates its 100th anniversary, as it continues to service water supply, environmental, coal and oil/gas clients.
1991
Moody celebrates its 100th anniversary, as it continues to service water supply, environmental, coal and oil/gas clients.
1995 € Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge establishes the Land Recycling Program (Act 2) to encourage the reuse of contaminated commercial and industrial sites. 1995 € Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge establishes the Land Recycling Program (Act 2) to encourage the reuse of contaminated commercial and industrial sites.
1995
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge establishes the Land Recycling Program (Act 2) to encourage the reuse of contaminated commercial and industrial sites.
1998 -  Moody opens a
            satellite technical
            sales and marketing
            office in Rochester,
            NY. 1998 -  Moody opens a
            satellite technical
            sales and marketing
            office in Rochester,
            NY.
1998
Moody opens a satellite technical sales and marketing office in Rochester, NY.
2002 € Moody opens an office in Washington, PA with three employees to better serve the coal industry located in the area. 2002 € Moody opens an office in Washington, PA with three employees to better serve the coal industry located in the area.
2002
Moody opens an office in Washington, PA with three employees to better serve the coal industry located in the area.
2004 € Moody€s Washington office expands to seven employees and moves to Houston, PA to accommodate staff and coal industry growth.
            2004 € Moody€s Washington office expands to seven employees and moves to Houston, PA to accommodate staff and coal industry growth.
2004
Moody's Washington office expands to seven employees and moves to Houston, PA to accommodate staff and coal industry growth.
2010 € Moody opens a new office in Sayre, PA to better serve the natural gas industry driven by the development of Marcellus Shale. 2010 € Moody opens a new office in Sayre, PA to better serve the natural gas industry driven by the development of Marcellus Shale.
2010
Moody opens a new office in Sayre, PA to better serve the natural gas industry driven by the development of Marcellus Shale.
2011 € Moody€s Sayre office relocates to Waverly, NY and grows to a dedicated staff of 35, while the corporate and Washington offices each expand to a staff of 40. 2011 € Moody€s Sayre office relocates to Waverly, NY and grows to a dedicated staff of 35, while the corporate and Washington offices each expand to a staff of 40.
2011
Moody's Sayre office relocates to Waverly, NY and grows to a dedicated staff of 35, while the corporate and Houston offices each expand to a staff of over 40.
2014 € The oil/gas industry celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the first Marcellus Shale natural gas well being successfully drilled. 2014 € The oil/gas industry celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the first Marcellus Shale natural gas well being successfully drilled.
2014
The oil/gas industry celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the first Marcellus Shale natural gas well being successfully drilled.
   



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