About us

We make outside better.

In all of our core service areas – irrigation, lighting, audio, and mosquito control – technology is advancing more rapidly than ever. While we certainly pride ourselves on keeping up with these advancements, and incorporating them into our business when it makes sense for our customers, we also understand that all the bells and whistles in the world can’t overcome a poorly designed or mismanaged system.

That’s why a greater point of pride for us – and one that truly sets us apart – is our deep understanding of irrigation, lighting, and audio design principles.

Along with our commitment to exceptional service, these design and installation principles serve to guide our daily work, bring clarity to complex jobs, and deliver optimum results for our valued customers.

A Word From Our Owner

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

Our Reviews

Bob, Just wanted to say thanks for your expertise and efforts. Love the work and outcome. Wish I could have had you do the initial lighting.

- Website Reviews

The Boss, Steve, is extremely knowledgeable, hands on, and makes sure everything is done right. The men who installed my system did an amazing job. After installing it, it looked as if it didn’t happen. I could not be happier with it, and if you are in the market for irrigation, stop looking. You have found your contractor. 

- Google Reviews

Rainfall Irrigation came recommended by a high end nursery and a fellow friend. I’m very happy they were recommended to me to FINALLY solve my irrigation disaster!

- Angies List
Owner took the time to understand what I needed and Matt and his team came and delivered on what they said they would do. There is not an inch of my irregular shaped lawn that is not being watered.
-Facebook Reviews

Awesome employees who take pride in their work and know exactly how to do their job because of the knowledge passed down to them by the owner Steve.

- Google Reviews

We had landscape lighting installed and they did a great job! Beautiful work and always responsive. Highly recommend.

-Google Reviews

I’m a very detailed person myself who easily over analyzes everything I purchase or do in my life. Steve is very similar and while this may take a tad more time then a normal contractor who just wants to give you a quote and leave in 5 minutes, this will pay off for you long term knowing it was done right.

- Google Reviews
I would recommend Rainfall to whomever would like to have a grade A+ install that is so precise that there won’t be one blade of grass not watered and when the job is done you wouldn’t even know they were there.
- Google Reviews

Bob’s lighting job on our property is nothing short of fine artistry. It has drawn more compliments than any other feature of our home – it’s not even close!

- Google Reviews
Very professional, extremely responsive, and good quality work.
- Google Reviews
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