About the Author

Who Am I?

I am a person who truly loves irrigation. I have a passion for all things irrigation and sprinkler-related, and I live and breathe it every day.

What began as a sprinkler system contractor business with my dad became a life-long pursuit and career. Despite the fact that it’s been many years since I worked as a contractor, I take the time to maintain my certifications and licenses as a contractor.

President – Sprinkler Warehouse
CID – National Certified Irrigation Designer
CIC – National Certified Irrigation Contractor
CLIA – National Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor
TLI 5713 Texas Licensed Irrigation Professional
National Vice President Phi Theta Kappa (College Honor Society)

I continue to acquire certifications every year, and attend Continuing Education courses at every opportunity.

Why the Blog?

I started this Blog as a way to share some of my knowledge and passion, and as a way to give something back to all my loyal customers.

I have had so much fun teaching, especially when working with newbies, and I must say some of y’all have gotten yourselves into some pretty big fixes, not only with pipes and sprays, but also with wives and neighbors!

So I’m here to help you keep up with the Honey-Do list, and on neighborly terms with your neighbors.

Sprinkler Warehouse

Sprinkler Warehouse began nearly 20 years ago, when owner Steve Okelberry decided he was tired of paying premium prices for low-quality sprinkler supplies. He began building an online sprinkler parts and supply store from the ground up, running the business from his garage.

Since these humble beginnings, Sprinkler Warehouse has grown into a multi-million dollar company, and is now the largest online retailer of sprinkler supplies in the nation. In spite of the huge success of his company, Steve Okelberry continues to strive for the best customer service possible – he hasn’t forgotten his roots, or the reason he began this business. Providing the highest-quality products at low prices, with world-class customer care, continues to be the top priority of Sprinkler Warehouse.

8 comments on “About the Author

  1. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your post seem
    to be running off the screen in Firefox. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.
    The design look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon.

    • Thanks for the heads up. We checked it out, and everything appears fine on our end (using Firefox). Could be something on your end. Thanks for letting us know, though.

  2. I would like to pump water from the lake and I know that I need a pump; I don’t know what horse power. I also need a filter- what kind would I use? I already have the sprinkler system set up. I need a system that would help me filter the water from the lake. Also, how would I get continuous pressure in the sprinkler line?

  3. I have a Rain Bird controler and Torro control valves. The system is 8 yrs old. The other day I had a problem with the front yard (zone 1) not turning off. Then several weeks later zone 4 would not shut off. Then the system started working without any problems. I turned it on and after zone 2 turned off the next zones never came on even though the controler showed that it was running. I disconected the rain sensor but the system still would not turn on. Help..Do I need a new controler or do you think the zone one control valve needs to be replaced. I can not get any of the zones to work at this time.

  4. Can you help me with instructions or just talk me through using a 521 ( not 521A) valve locator by TEMPO?
    I was loaned one without instructions. I have a good idea, but someone who has done it will help immensely. You can call me day or night — need to know ASAP.

    I can’t find a manual anywhere.

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