Vancouver Island’s Premier Blasting Contractor

Founded in 1994, H.H.S. Drilling & Blasting Ltd has been providing industry-leading drilling and blasting services to Vancouver Island homeowners and contractors. H.H.S. brought the first Tamrock Sandvik Drill Rig to North America in 1996 and has been expanding its fleet and team since. HHS works on projects of all sizes and complexities from residential development to large rock quarries.

The foundation on which Vancouver Island is built has been shaped by the H.H.S. team over the past three decades. The company’s continued success is built on three core values.

Safety is a core value that guides everything we do. The safety of our employees, our customers, and the public is priority number one. H.H.S. Drilling & Blasting Ltd. administers a health and safety program that ensures all employees are trained to the highest standard. Our blasters are certified and trained in the following categories:

  • WorkSafe BC Urban Blaster Certified
  • BC Ministry of Energy and Mines Blasting Certification
  • First Aid Level II
  • Close Proximity Blasting
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Spill Response / Emergency Response

Quality at H.H.S. means we conduct business to the highest level of honesty, integrity, reliability, and professionalism. H.H.S. is committed to using its resources to ensure you have a complete understanding of the service we provide – from the beginning to end of your project.  We take accountability for our work and commit to customer satisfaction.

Our quality standards are based on 100+ years of combined blasting experience on Vancouver Island.

Our customers range from homeowners to developers – we operate with a customer-first mentality


We are purpose-driven people who take pride in the work we do.

Our team consists of certified WorkSafe BC Urban & Mines blasters, drill operators, heavy-duty mechanics, and labourers. Each of our employees bring a wide range of skills to the table which enable us to serve you better.


The community in which we operate in has provided a foundation for H.H.S. to grow over the past three decades.

We take an active role in the community and prioritize giving back.

H.H.S. has raised over $100,000 in support of Childhood Cancer on Vancouver Island and continues to contribute annually to support this cause.

Community Involvement

H.H.S. Drilling & Blasting Ltd. Charity Fund

Proud to be a part of our community on Vancouver Island, H.H.S. Drilling & Blasting Ltd. sponsors various sporting events and schools, as well as contributes annually to the following charities:

Island Kids Cancer Association

To date, our volunteer organization that has raised over $100,000 in support of Childhood Cancer on Vancouver Island. Our drilling and blasting company has funded the following event and campaign including:

Our Team

Our team of blasters have a combined 100+ years of blasting experience ranging from forestry, mines, and construction. All our blasters are Certified Urban Blasters and First Aid trained to ensure a safe environment for all stakeholders involved.
Jim Phillips
Daniel Cassino
VP Strategic Initiatives
Dave Purnell

Professional Affiliations