Our History

ConServ’s roots begin in 1970 when its Owner, David A. Freshwater, founded D.A. Freshwater Well Service Company to provide oil and gas well servicing, trucking, pipeline construction and roustabout services to oil and gas production companies in central West Virginia. In 1975 Mr. Freshwater teamed up with the late Richard L. Mann and Reeves Lewenthal, a U.S. art pioneer turned oil and gas developer, and through hard work and determination, the company expanded its equipment inventory and eventually evolved into a full service oil and gas contracting company known as Petro Services Inc. In 1981, Petro Services merged with Allegheny Western (A&W) Energy Corporation (a publicly traded company headquartered in New York).   After supervising the drilling and completion of over 350 wells throughout the Appalachian Basin, Mr. Freshwater resigned from his position with A&W in 1986 and founded D.A. Freshwater Company.  Over a short time period, he re-acquired most of the original assets he contributed to A&W ( including several key employees) and re-established his firm as ‘go to’ contractor for A&W as well as many other exploration & production (E&P) firms in the region.   In 1993, D.A. Freshwater Company changed its legal name to Contractor Services Inc. of West Virginia.  In 1998 the company principles, J. Scott Freshwater and David A. Freshwater, co-founded Reserve Oil & Gas, Inc. and later two other independently owned and managed companies, and began further diversifying its client base and service offerings.

Our Management

David A. Freshwater, the Founder of ConServ currently serves as its Chairman. Freshwater also served as a Board member of the First National Bank of Spencer for 21 years and as a governor appointed commissioner to the West Virginia Parkways, Economic Development and Tourism Authority. Freshwater is also a US Army VietNam Veteran, a member of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), and a Guardian Member of the Boy Scouts of America and recipient of the Silver Beaver Award.  He was named Roane County WV Citizen of the Year in 2008.  Mr. Freshwater is semi-retired and his hobbies are:  reading, exercising, and flying his Cessna King-Katmai.

J. Scott Freshwater currently serves as President of ConServ. He began his work career in 1987 working in the field on ConServ well servicing, pipeline construction, and well cementing projects. From 1989 to 1995, he attended West Virginia University and received both a BS and MS in Civil Engineering while working summers at ConServ and completing an internship with Columbia Gas/Columbia Gulf Transmission Corporation. Freshwater returned to ConServ on a full time basis in 1996, directed the diversification of ConServ into the environmental contracting services arena, and increased ConServ’s area of operations to encompass the eastern US. His technical expertise coupled with his extensive field experience in all facets of the energy resources industry has prepared him to lead the long-term growth of ConServ.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of First Neighborhood Bank, is a Past President of the Allohak Council (which encompasses central WV & eastern OH) of the Boy Scouts of America, and is a member of the Mountain State Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).   He is also the Immediate Past President of the Independent Oil & Gas Association (IOGA) of West Virginia and on the Board of the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences..   Freshwater has been recognized by the State Journal as a “Generation Next: Forty Under 40” recipient in 2008 and was named a 2014 ‘Young Gun’ by WV Executive Magazine.

Providing energy and environmental services to the Appalachian Basin since 1970