Excellence By Experience
What makes us different...

We provide professional farm drainage equipment and parts to our customers...

Your satisfaction is our number one priority.

We provide professional farm drainage machinery and equipment at competitive prices.

Our trained staff has the experience and the know how to help save you time and money.

Our History

Beginning in 1900 with a steam operated Buckeye wheel-trenching machine, George Bower began his agricultural drainage business in Fremont, Ohio. By 1980 the Bower family had become one of the largest ag drainage contractors in the country by installing more than 4 million feet of tile annually.

In 1985, drawing on three generations of drainage experience, Tom and Jack Bower ordered, from Holland, the first Inter-Drain trencher and plow delivered in the U.S. They became the first U.S. distributor at that time.  Tom and Jack have since retired and Great Lakes Inter-Drain is now known as Bower's Great Lakes Inter-Drain and is owned and operated by Jack's daughter Wendy Jett and Son in Law Jim Jett. They also continue to own and operate Bower Tiling Service, Inc. where they install drainage systems with Inter-Drain machines. They look forward to selling and servicing Inter-Drain products and providing consultation to contractors. 

Our Staff

Jim Jett

Jim is the son in law of Jack Bower. He has worked for Bower Tiling Service for over 20 years where he has gained experience and knowledge running Inter-Drain equipment.  Jim has the ability to service equipment after years of experience work ing on Inter-Drain plows and trenchers. Please contact Jim for any questions concerning you Inter-Drain equipment or for sales of new and used equipment. 

jim jett





Wendy Jett

Jack's daughter Wendy has also worked for Bower Tiling Service for over 20 years. Having grown up in the farm drainage industry she understands the needs and concerns of our customers. Please contact Wendy for parts sales and any questions you may have.

Wendy Jett

Jack Bower

Jack has been in the farm drainage business since he was very young. Now retired from Bower Tiling Service Jack is available at Bower's Great Lakes Inter-Drain on a consulting basis to provide support and his knowledge of the Inter-Drain products. Jack has operated and serviced Inter-Drain plows and trenchers since 1985, he has the experience you won't find anywhere else. 

Jack Bower