Tarheel’s success is driven by dedicated, bright, hard-working employees who understand that we are in the customer service business.
Tarheel sets itself apart in the HDD industry with rapid response to customer needs and in-house expert technical support.


Premium Products  –  Horizontal Directional Drilling shows no mercy on downhole HDD tooling and materials. Our customers demand quality products that are built to last. That’s why Tarheel Contractors Supply offers premium products from only the top manufacturers in the HDD industry.

Expert Advice  –  Need advice on tooling selection? Questions about HDD Drilling Fluid? We work with our vendors every day to make sure you have the latest and most innovative HDD products for your upcoming job. Our goal is to help make you, as our customer, as successful as possible and the best way to do that is with expert advice.

Fast Delivery  –  Time is money in the HDD industry. By operating our own delivery trucks we can get you what you need when and where you need it. Same day or next day delivery is the standard at Tarheel Contractors Supply. Stocking Premium HDD tooling, HDPE Conduit, and HDD Drilling Fluids along with expert advice and timely delivery give you the advantage when you use Tarheel Contractors Supply as your total HDD supplier.

Michael Casey


Marshall Whitesides

Operations Manager

David Tucker

Sales Manager

Will Franklin

Inside Sales

Mike Thilmony

Outside Sales

Garrett Ward

Outside Sales

Ashley Peeples

Inside Sales

Sarah Stoner

Outside Sales


Tarheel Contractors Supply, Inc (Tarheel) was incorporated in Denver, NC in 1994  by Jerry Harkey and Ron Hitch primarily as a distributor for Melfred Borzall, a manufacturer of after-market tooling for the horizontal directional drilling industry. In January of 2001 Tarheel was purchased by current owner and CEO, Harold Peeples.

As those in the industry well know, 2001 to 2004 was a volatile time in the industry.  As a new owner Harold and his business survived the telecom bust and the business turmoil following the September 11th attack. Luckily by 2004 the economy and the HDD industry began to stabilize and new opportunities for growth became clear. In addition to tooling, drill rods, and conduit the company began to focus on technical sales and support for drilling fluids.  This yielded dramatic growth making Tarheel the largest distributor of HDD drilling fluids for its manufacturer.

In 2005 Harold purchased property at 162 Porter Road in his hometown of Rock Hill, SC and moved the business.  Shortly thereafter, Tarheel launched a successful marketing effort in Virginia that led to greater expansion there and in eastern North Carolina. To better serve the growing market area, a second location was established in Rocky Mount, NC.

Tarheel’s sales territory now extends from Georgia to Washington D.C. along the coast and inland to Tennessee. This has lead to steady growth. Currently Tarheel is on target to achieve its fourth consecutive record year.

Tarheel’s success is driven by its employees who are dedicated, bright, hardworking, and understand that we are, first and foremost, in the customer service business. Rapid response to customer needs backed by strong technical support have set Tarheel apart in the industry.

We do in fact, KNOW THE DRILL when it comes to HDD!


Fast Shipping & Delivery

Whether you need a couple of buckets of drilling soap or 8 pallets of bentonite, we will get it to your job site quicker than anyone else. We even offer same-day delivery in select states so your job stays on-track no matter what.

Top-Quality Product Lines

We are an authorized distributor of the top brands in HDD equipment and supplies, including Melfred Borzall and CETCO. We only stock the best because you depend on the best. Our suppliers make sure we have everything you need on hand.

Expert Support

We support the customer every step of the process. During business hours we don’t have voicemail, you will always reach a live person quickly. From selecting a product to using it on the job site, your success is our business.


The Tarheel team has been an integral part of our success over the years. They have been very
efficient and effective in getting materials at a competitive rate and in a timely fashion in order
to meet project deadlines. The team is very responsive and willing to go above in beyond in
order to satisfy even the toughest requirements.

Justin McCotterVice President - Partners Communications Services Inc.

Carroll Enterprises LLC has been doing business with Tarheel Contractors Supply since 2000. Their Sales Department is very knowledgeable on all of their products and is extremely helpful in guiding us on what is best for the different applications we use them in. Their customer service team is superb- from taking orders correctly to getting products delivered to us quickly and efficiently, many times delivering directly to job sites to get us back up and running when equipment is down. We can definitely contribute the success of Carroll Enterprises LLC to being partnered with Tarheel Contractors Supply.

Tommy CarrollCarroll Enterprises, Utility Construction

Great, timely service.

JoAnne OverstreetK&M Construction, LLC

Tarheel has been a valued partner of Comporium for over a decade. We truly honor our partnership and the personable relationships that have been established along the way. Harold has instilled customer focused values throughout his Tarheel family. These values make the customer experience working with Tarheel second to none. We always know that we can count on Tarheel for our supplies/equipment needs or just some solid expert advice. Thanks for the continued partnership.

Sarah ScogginsSupply Chain | Purchasing Manager - Comporium

Tarheel Contractor Supply provides us a single source for our underground utility construction needs.    Tarheel offers more than just products – they offer in the class and in the field training on drilling products (additives), from application, to mixing, handling and even bulk order processing.   They will find the best solution for the customer. And if you have a difficult bore, and the mud isn’t right – they will come out to the jobsite and assist you to get it right ! They also stock the down hole tools and equipment that we need, and they know and document what we use.    If I need an adapter, they have a detailed knowledge of what other tools we’ve purchased, and how best I can adapt those items. And when there is a new product available, they contact me – to help keep me informed. When it comes to product…. they stock a full line and array of conduit, duct and pipe, enclosures, vaults, adapters, couplers to meet the needs of our customers.  That means I can meet and exceed my customers’ expectations – because of Tarheel Contractor Supply.

Erik G. CarlsonOwner - Pinnacle Construction & Directional Boring

We have been doing business with Tarheel Contractors Supply for 18 years and the service has always been great. Never any problems and the people are always willing to help you. Great service and people.

Marty HowingtonWarehouse Supervisor, General Services - City of Rock Hill, SC

We have worked with Tarheel Contractor Supply to get our construction materials and we have been extremely pleased with the customer service we have received. Our orders are always on time and they are always complete. We will continue to give Tarheel our business and receive excellent product at a great rate.

Todd BurnetteMighty Services

We have been working with Tarheel for 15+ years and throughout those years, we have found them to be great people and an awesome company to work with. Tarheel has always gone out of their way to give the best & quickest customer service from start to finish. When we have had additions to projects and need items over nighted they jump right into action and get it done. I would also give them 5 stars for the quality of all their products from HDPE, drilling mud mixes to their tools. Again, a great reliable company.

Tonya Fifield & Rudy FifieldProject Manager, Director of HDD Division - MCV Construction Corporation