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TAG: irrigation company

Get a grip

November 19, 2018By
Aaron Katerberg (Photo: Ed Koziarski, Homesick Blues Productions)

Aaron Katerberg didn’t set out to be an irrigator. He’s been a tennis pro, pursued a master’s degree in divinity and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. After college, he tried working for his father’s irrigation business, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Grapids Irrigation, and that first stint didn’t pan out. A few years later, he finally made peace with the fact that irrigation runs... read more

Making a splash

October 3, 2018By
Trevor Lively Project Photo (Photo: Blue Jay Sprinkler Systems)

When Bruce Lively founded Blue Jay Lawn Care in 1982, offering irrigation services was not even on his radar. The company was little more than a grass mowing endeavor, run by a high school kid. That all changed for the London, Ontario-based company when Bruce Lively attended the Landscape Ontario trade show in 1986 and stumbled across a small back-corner... read more

How one family business has evolved with the times

April 8, 2016By
Photos: Fort Worth Lawn Sprinkler Co.

After 40 years and in its second generation, Fort Worth Lawn Sprinkler Co. evolves with the times. Alan Garcia doesn’t like the term “upselling.” Instead, the president and owner of Fort Worth Lawn Sprinkler Co. says “added value” better describes what his company has to offer. Because for Garcia, it’s not about selling services his clients don’t want or need.... read more