WORD Rock History

Who We Are






WORD Rock Drills was founded on service to our Lord, our Customers, and our People. Through our beliefs and culture we are able to better serve our customers, building our team to embody the following core values.

Reaching New Heights

January 2023

With 4 years of ownership under her belt, Paige has been the driving power behind growth and success at WORD since taking the reigns in 2019! Focused on Making A Way for our customers and team, 2022 was another year of record-breaking success that has allowed us to continue to steward this business for the glory of God.

Growing Into The Next Generation

January 2019

Wanting to continue on the path of growth for the company and transition the business to the next generation, Paige purchased the family business from her parents in 2019. Doubling the size of our team in one year and shipping just over 70 drills, the predictor of the impact that WORD Rock Drills aims to have on its team and valued customers starts to emerge.

Time For Expansion

November 2016

Word expands its operation from assembling drills in a two-car garage to an 8,000 sq.ft. production facility. This expansion will allow Word to produce just over 40 drills in 2017!

Crossing Generations

April of 2011

John’s oldest children, Alex and Paige Patterson, join the family business. Alex is a revered US Army combat veteran whose tenacity led him to run drill production and assembly single-handedly, totaling 6 drills in 2011. Paige’s bilingual skills help catapult the success of Word, improving and enhancing office and international relationships.

From Parts To Machines

March 2009

Having started out primarily selling parts, our first (successful) drill is commissioned for fencing work in Texas. Learning early that beauty is refined through fire, Word withstood the many tests and trials of designing a new drilling solution for the industry.

Planting New Roots

August 2006

Word sets out on an adventure to find a new home in North Carolina! A little Southern hospitality and a whole lot of Jesus helped Word take root and begin to blossom into more than a parts business.


March 2006

Word International, Inc. was founded in Colorado by John & Lisa Patterson. Primarily beginning as a parts business, John’s 25 years of industry knowledge helped us realize that guiding our customers’ success should be the heart of the organization.

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