Watch Us Grow: Industry Standouts

Celebrate irrigation and landscape lighting industry leaders encouraging growth.

The Watch Us Grow: 2024 Industry Standouts contest, brought to you the Irrigation Association and sponsored by The Toro CompanyIrritrol and Unique Lighting Systems, celebrates irrigation and lighting contractors who have had a successful year and shares their stories in Irrigation & Lighting.

Whether the companies are large or small, the initiative spotlights the best practices and provocative ideas that drive revenue growth and shares insights from industry business leaders.

Several of the best success stories will be featured in a series of company profiles online and in Issue 2 of the print edition of Irrigation & Lighting magazine, released in June. All entries must be submitted by April 1.

Take advantage of this opportunity to elevate your brand, inspire your peers and contribute to the advancement of the industry.

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Read below to learn more about past standouts.

Watch Us Grow is a contest of the Irrigation Association to recognize industry standouts among irrigation and landscape lighting service providers and share their stories in print and online. For additional information on the associated promotional drawing, including how to enter, and the Watch Us Grow contest, visit here.

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2023 standouts

  • Aaron Walls, owner of Purple Walrus Landscape Company, Lewisport, Kentucky
  • Suzanne Saylor, director of Shearon Interiors for Shearon Environmental Design, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
  • Loren McIrvin, owner of Allied Landscape, Livermore, California

 2022 standouts

  • Bradley Hill, CIT, irrigation services operations manager of Par 3 Landscape Management, Las Vegas
  • Jason Walker, CIC, owner of Pate Landscape Company, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Kevin Tucker, owner of Aqua-Bright Irrigation & Illumination LLC, Sykesville, Maryland
  • Sean Mullarkey, CIC, CID, CLIA, owner of TriState Water Works and Lux Landscape Lighting, Cincinnati, Ohio

2021 standouts

  • Connor Zielinski, president of Irri Design Studio, Kissimmee, Florida
  • Juan Carlos Esparza, owner of Urbanscapes Landscaping Services, San Jose, California
  • Mark Stuhlsatz, vice president of regional operations for Ryan Lawn and Tree, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mario Argentina, owner of H2O Sprinklers & Backflow, Long Island, New York