The Thirsty Turf Team
Thirsty-Turf Irrigation has been servicing the New England area since 2000. We provide every customer with quality workmanship and a well-organized project from the beginning to the very end. We pride ourselves on your complete satisfaction.
Josh founded Thirsty-Turf in 2000 with his wife, Nadia, when they recognized the need for an irrigation company that would provide Maine customers with top quality service. They started out as a small family run operation and have since grown to over 25 employees while continuing to uphold the high standards the company was founded on.
CEO & President
Josh has over 20 years' experience in the irrigation field. He wears multiple hats within the company, from estimating projects to overseeing the day to day activities whether it be in the office or on the project site. His hands-on approach and hardworking ethic, which has been his philosophy from the beginning, has proven to be the fundamental backbone of the company.
Josh graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology. He is a member of both the Irrigation Association and the Irrigation Association of New England (IANE). He is currently a Board member of the IANE having also served on the board of directors from 2007-2010. Josh, is Maine's only Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA). He is also a certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC), a certified Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting Contractor, and an EPA Water Sense Partner.
CFO & Office Administrator
Nadia is not a stranger to hard work and getting her hands dirty. In the early days at Thirsty-Turf, you could find her on the job site. Currently she works in the office overseeing the company’s financial data and managing vendor relationships. Her background includes several years of management and customer service. She enjoys working closely with clients and our team to ensure a smooth working relationship.
Office Manager & Customer Service Representative
Thirsty-Turf welcomed Andrea, in August of 2011. She knows first-hand just how challenging running a business can be. Prior to joining our team, Andrea owned and managed a successful business for more than 10 years. She brings a wide-range of management skills, customer service enthusiasm, and along with her eagerness for efficiency, she brings the resources that allow her to operate a systematic office atmosphere with ease.
Ross has been with Thirsty-Turf from the beginning in 2000. He directs the design process and manages our residential installation and service crews. He is also the head of the Landscape Lighting Division. Ross is friendly, knowledgeable, and pays careful attention to the many details along the way. His depth of knowledge, expertise, and dependability reinforce the company's essence.
Ross has worked in the irrigation trade for over 17 years. He is certified by the Maine Public Utilities Commission and also through CAST Lighting for Landscape Lighting Design & Installation and Advanced Landscaped Lighting Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair.
Commercial Project Manager
Since 2003, Andy has overseen Thirsty-Turf’s commercial, athletic, and golf course installations. He also assists in the commercial design work and layout. Andy brings many years of construction experience to the job, and with his leadership skills he is able to execute his ideas with precision and accuracy.
Andy graduated from Plymouth State College, and is also certified through the Maine Public Utilities Commission.
In the spring of 2010, Thirsty-Turf embraced Gary as part of the team. As a result of his proficiency in hydraulics and system design, Gary has worked all over the state installing and servicing irrigation systems for the last 12 years. He takes great pride in guiding his crew through the installation process delivering nothing short of exceptional results.
Mike has been working in the irrigation industry for over 11 years, thus providing our customers with excellent service which begins with a clear understanding of an irrigation system. His critical thinking and trouble-shooting techniques allow him to diagnose and repair any problem at hand. Mike's friendly and accommodating presence has allowed him to build many relationships with our clientele in the 9 years he has been at Thirsty-Turf.
Zach began working for Thirsty-Turf in 2007 on our residential installation crew and soon after sought after more challenging work within the company. Zach's earlier experiences learned on the job site have allowed him to gather and assess the right information to find the solution to complex problems. His outgoing and approachable personality is recognized and always appreciated by our customers.
Steve joined our team of service technicians in March of 2013. He brings over 6 years of irrigation experience including preventative and corrective maintenance. Steve is equipped to evaluate an issue and resolve it in an often times unpredictable situation. Our clients often rave about his informative and energetic demeanor.