About Rob

Rob Thompson is a third generation dowser. He co-owned one of the largest drilling companies in Northern California for 10 years. He is a licensed contractor, holds an engineering contractor license and is the owner of THOMPSON BUILDERS, INC. Rob’s goal is to find the best water location for his customers. He mainly dowses water wells in California however, also locates oil, gas and minerals in other parts of the United States. He has helped more than 2,000 individuals and companies find water on their property in his 35 years as a dowser. “There are a million theories on how dowsing works”, Thompson says. “The practice of dowsing is not an exact science. It’s an art that has worked for mankind for thousands of years before the study of science began. “

Thomas Edison when asked of the practice was quoted as replying, “What is Electricity?”  “I don’t know either – but it’s there – so let’s use it.”

Rob comments that someday science will catch up with the dowsing practice and justify how it actually works. He feels a geologist can do a fine job of finding water when they can see volcanic crevices and shifts on the surface of land. Both can be crucial parts to determine water availability. It all depends on what the client wants, however dowsers have the ability to be more accurate.

“Thanks to both the Greatest Dowsers – my uncle, Wayne Thompson and Laurie Wood of Napa County – for mentoring me in life.”  Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson is a proud member of:

  • Bennett Valley Grange
  • Santa Rosa 20/30 Club
  • Sonoma County Farm Bureau
  • American Society of Dowsers

Rob has also been featured in the following Media Publications:

  • Wall Street Journal
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Channel 7 ABC Prime Time Documentary
  • Channel 2 KTVU News
  • Up Beat Times
  • Vineyard & Winery Manager Magazine