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“I have always enjoyed working outside. During my college years I would seek out summer jobs in the Lawn and Landscape Industry. In 1985, I had the opportunity to install irrigation systems and it was a great fit for me, because of the mechanical nature of the work. I have always enjoyed building things with my hands! After graduating from College, I became Service Manager for my summer employer. I soon found myself repairing sprinkler systems that I had helped install over the past two summers. What I quickly learned was that the company I was working for was doing it all wrong! Shallow pipe, faulty electrical connections, and poor overall workmanship resulted in broken systems after only one working season. Customer service was even worse! No communication, care or concern. Clients were angry, and I heard it! With a group of fellow employees equally unsatisfied with our company’s lack of service and ethics, we started our own company in 1987. We pledged to give our customers a quality product, backed with a solid warranty and great customer service. We put those promises into practice and our company flourished. As my partners moved on, I started Creative Irrigation & Lighting in 1990 with customers from the first company. Since I had learned how NOT to install a sprinkler system, how NOT to treat customers and how NOT to manage small company finances, I believed the company had a chance at success. Creative Irrigation & Lighting, with a humble start of 75 clients, now numbers in the thousands. Most of the 75 customers I began with over 20 years ago are still with us! “Our Service Keeps Us in Business” is a motto that I am very proud of.”
Brian Rodgers-President, Creative Irrigation & Lighting, Inc.