From his early childhood, growing up in northern Virginia, Chris Spain loved the outdoors. In high school, he ran track, but some of the most important lessons he learned in his youth was when he was a Boy Scout.
Bob Dobson was raised in Middletown, New Jersey, where his family has lived for the past 157 years. He went to high school there, and then to a local college on a math scholarship. “In those days, I thought I wanted to be a high school math teacher,” said Dobson.
Imagine being in Lake Tahoe for a distributor meeting, hoping the usual boring meetings will be cut short so you can take your wife sightseeing. Suddenly the room darkens, a
video appears depicting your managers and Rex Dixon, riding into town
on horseback, looking like the opening scene of "Bonanza." Your eyes
widen as the scene becomes live -- Dixon, riding his horse, is galloping
on stage to open the
This is a huge amount of water devoted to a use that isn'considered a necessity in all circles. To make matters worse, experts estimate that as much as half of the water used for landscape irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, runoff, over-watering, and poorly designed systems.
As Stephen Smith
assumes the presidency
of the Irrigation Association,
he realizes the challenges
the irrigation industry currently
faces. Pressure to
reduce water consumption is
building and landscape sustainability
is the new buzzword.
But Smith assumes
this position with a background
of invaluable experience
and a wealth of
knowledge of the irrigation
LET’S ASSUME THAT YOUR COMPANY
gets a contract with a homeowner
whose property encompasses
the size of two football fields,
and, in addition to regular lawn
maintenance, that homeowner
wants you to install an irrigation
system. You and your employees
are all very happy—after all,
this is a big job.
It wasn’t so very long ago that the water situation in many states had reached crisis proportions, resulting in the implementation of some of the toughest watering restrictions that had ever been seen.