About Our Company

Established in 1988 Advanced Irrigation Inc. has always led the Puget Sound irrigation industry in customer service and customer satisfaction. We have many customers that have been doing business with us for over 20 years. We have perfected our method down to a science; this guarantees that you will receive the greatest value for your investment. We pay attention to our customers and make their lives easier by offering the sprinkler services they want.


The company has grown to be the Puget Sound’s number #1 full service residential irrigation contractor. We owe this growth almost exclusively to referrals from satisfied customers. The primary reason for this is our commitment to unparalleled customer service. We have controlled our growth to ensure that customer needs are always met.


Advanced Irrigation uses all the latest water saving technologies, this includes; weather base controllers, rain shut offs, soil moisture sensors, drip irrigation, and low flow sprinklers. When properly installed and maintained, automatic sprinkler systems have proven to be the most effective means to insure proper watering for your lawn and landscaping. Managing water is a growing concern in the Puget Sound area, our summer water rates are some of the highest in the country. Many communities are starting to face challenges regarding water supply and water infrastructure


Advanced Irrigation Inc. prides itself on having some of the best trained personnel in the Puget Sound. Education is one of its key strategies to make sure that our work is of the highest caliper. We know this is the only way we can guarantee that our systems will provide you with a lifetime of convenience while protecting our valuable water resource.


Our motto is “The Highest Quality Water Efficient Sprinkler Systems” and we live by this. We only use the highest quality sprinkler equipment from Rain Bird, Hunter, Toro, Baseline, Weathermatic, and Nelson. We design and service every system to be as efficient as possible. Water is vital to the survival of everything on the planet and is limited in supply; only 1 percent is available for human use.

Advanced Irrigation Inc. is a full service company with crews and administrative staff ready to assist you in a professional and timely manner.

We are very fortunate to have a group of trained professionals who love what they do and strive to provide you with the best sprinkler systems in the Puget Sound region.


The President

Don Blackwell, President, is one of the country’s most respected irrigation professionals.

Don has served at the national level for the Irrigation Association on their Certification Board. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Irrigation Water Management Society, the Partnership for Water Conservation and as President of the Washington Irrigation Contractors Assoc.

Don is frequently asked to consult with government agencies in the Puget Sound area on water conservation issues. He has had input on numerous regulations and programs that are used to this day.

He is also a well respected instructor of technical irrigation topics and teaches classes both domestically and internationally. He is a Certified Irrigation Designer, Certified Irrigation Contractor, Certified Irrigation Auditor, Certified Site Water Planner, Certified 06 Electrician, and a  03Plumber(pumps/Irrigation). Don  has always said customer satisfaction is the number one priority for the company, everything we do is done to insure the customer receives the best customer service in the industry.


VP/Production Manager

Bob Barnes

Bob has been designing, installing and servicing underground sprinklers systems in the greater Puget Sound area for over 20 years. Bob is a true professional ,his attention to detail and follow thru assures that your new sprinkler system will be the highest quality water efficient sprinkler system available.  Bobs commitment to quality is a large part of Advanced Irrigations success , whether we are installing a 4 zone system in north Seattle or 50+ zone system with pump station on the lake Bob is the one who makes sure it’s done to the highest standards.

Bob holds a BS degree in Engineering from Virginia Tech ( GO HOKIES), he is also a licensed 06 Electrician, licensed 03Plumber(pumps/Irrigation),Certified Irrigation Designer, Certified Landscape Water Auditor .



Advanced Irrigation Inc. has assembled an accomplished team to carry out its mission. Our office staff and field personal consist of experienced professionals who are ready to help you.

Office Team

Our office staff has an average of 20 years experience in customer service and handles all scheduling and administrative concerns, they are available during normal business hours to help you and provide information about our services. They have the skills to listen to your problem and assign the proper resources to resolve your issue.

Service Manager

Dena B

Dena has been the service manager at Advanced Irrigation for over ten years and has  25+ years of customer service experience. Dena treats every customer with respect and takes the time to listen to our customers. When you have a problem with your sprinkler system or just want to schedule an annual service like a spring “Sprinkler Tune Up”, fall “Winterizing” or backflow test Dena can quickly assign the right tech for the job. Dena’s expertise and concern for our customers is  the reason Advanced Irrigation is the number one sprinkler service company in the Puget Sound area.


Vickey B

Vickey has been with Advanced Irrigation for over 20 years and has 25+ years of accounting experience. Vickey is responsible for payroll, taxes, insurance and banking. Vickey also helps with the install and service depts. scheduling/billing. Vickey’s commitment to honest and accurate accounting has helped keep us the number one sprinkler company in Puget Sound.


Field Team

Our install and service personal are  the best trained Irrigation professionals in Puget Sound area. They are committed to on going training to make sure that they are experts at the task to which they are assigned.

Our staff holds the following credentials:

  • Rain Bird Select Contractor
  • Certified Irrigation Contractor -IA
  • Certified Irrigation Designer -IA
  • Certified Landscape Water Auditor-IA
  • Certified Site Water Planner-IWMS
  • Certified Backflow Tester (BAT)
  • 06 Electricians Limited energy systems
  • 07 Plumbers – Washington State


Service Techs

We have expert service technicians, each with many years of  sprinkler system trouble shooting and repair experience. Our service techs have completed training in; electrical trouble shooting, valve and head repair, proper PVC/ pipe repairs, drip irrigation, water flow & pressure and water conservation. They keep their service vans stocked with everything they’ll need to analyze your system and make a fast professional repair. When the “other guy” can’t figure it out they call us, don’t waste your time-call us first.

Install Crews

Our year around install crews are the areas most experienced teams of sprinkler system installers, these team members have worked together for 10+ years. Every person on each crew has been trained in sprinkler design/layout, system hydraulics, proper install techniques, PVC piping, and the latest water conservation technologies. Every person on the crew from the foremen to the labors have install hundreds of sprinkler systems.

These professionals are committed to providing you with a sprinkler system that will not only save you time and money for a lifetime but one they can be proud to claim as their work.


We are Members of;

  • Washington Irrigation Contractors Association
  • Irrigation Association-National
  • Master Builders of King and Snohomish County
  • Irrigation Water Management Society
  • Partnership for Water Conservation
  • EPA Water Sense Partner
  • Association of Washington Business AWB