I get the pleasure of saying I started all this. Having worked in irrigation for over 5 years, I decided it was time to be my own boss. Pipeline Irrigation was launched in June of 2001 with a single crew, one contract, a truck, a trailer, a dingo, and my laptop. You might say I was young, dumb, and stupid, but determined to succeed. Beginning this journey I never could have imagined the twists and turns we would travel to get to where we are today, some 15 years later. We expanded from only one irrigation crew to also include hardscapes as our customers needed a reliable contractor to construct their entry monuments and amenities. I hired our first manager aside from myself, Rob Gettig who is still with us today, in 2005. Our primary customers were landscape companies much like our own who were also growing and bending to meet customer needs. Shortly after, we merged with one of those landscape companies, LXL, to bring together landscape, hardscape, irrigation, and lighting services so that we could offer our customers a turn-key service by simplifying the process for them to contract and manage their landscape projects. A single point of contact saves our customers time and money, and enables us to be a better partner. From these services we expanded to include our maintenance division. My primary responsibilities are Sales and Customer Relations. It is my job to know our customers, understand their needs, and guide the business to better serve those needs all the while maintaining a competitive price, quality service, and responsive delivery. When you see our trucks you will notice that my phone number is included with the logo. I am always available to answer the calls of our customers and employees no matter what they are regarding. My biggest weakness is remembering names,… so if I refer to you as “Sweetie” just know that this means friend. It’s not that I don’t know your name, it’s just taking me a little time to retrieve it from memory. When I am not crunching numbers for estimates, you will often find me consulting with our customers to find cost savings, navigate planning and zoning requirements, enhance or develop design concepts, and resolve challenges or concerns. I have a BS in Business but life teaches you more than you could ever learn in a classroom alone. Once a project is sold, I continue to monitor progress and ultimately convey billing details to our accounting department. I work closely with Jason Barefoot, our Operations Manager, to insure proper scheduling of work, delivery of materials, and that installation goes smoothly. Our managers oversee the day to day activities of the crews managing our jobsites and provide constant communication with our customers. We maintain a very flat organizational structure to keep overhead low and to ensure I am never too far from either the actual work being done or the employees who make all of this possible. It’s an open door policy so I encourage you to stop by and come on in. I look forward to getting to know you. Outside of work I enjoy hunting, the beach, spending time with family, and most anything that has an engine and involves the great outdoors – atvs, tractors, mowers, machines, etc.