It seems like well drilling comes down to them showing up and charging you for time and potentially materials. If they drill a dry well, you pay for that. I live in a rural area and am looking at putting a well onto an unimproved lot. My state keeps track of all wells drilled, so I think the depth will be between 400' and 600' feet. There are three different drillers that have done these wells in my area.
How should I pick between the three? What types of questions should I ask, is there anything I should make sure is in place? I'm worried that I'm just writing an open check once the drillers are onsite.