More than 30 years ago, working as a golf course superintendent and in need of a second income to support my young family, I decided to pursue a part-time business in irrigation, which was my favorite subject in turf management school at UMass, Stockbridge. I secured my first client in 1987, when a man who had built a very successful business hired me to service the irrigation system at his summer home in Plymouth. I was 25 years old and I’ll never forget his advice.
“If you respond to the people who call you, and always follow through on what you’ve promised,” he said, “you’re guaranteed to succeed.”
I took those words to heart and worked hard – with honesty and integrity – to grow my part-time business over the next eight years until, in 1995, I was able to leave the golf course to pursue Rainfall Irrigation full time.
Today, when I visit a recent project like Sconsett Landing in Hanover (pictured right) with 130 homes on 60 acres (among our 1,500 other clients), I think we must have done something right.
Quality aside, we’ve built our business on honesty, reliability, and a genuine sense of responsibility for those who entrust us with their business. We have found success by putting the interest of our clients first, instilling a strong sense of customer-oriented service in our employees, and empowering them with the values, knowledge, and technical expertise to always do the right thing.
While we specialize in designing irrigation and lighting systems for some of the most complex and detailed landscapes built today, what I still find most rewarding is the simple act of doing quality work for people who work hard for their money like I do.
– Steve Behan, Owner