Who We Are
Holland native Steve Schepers founded Lakeshore Irrigation on the south end of Holland in 1995. The company began with only himself and a small install crew. For the next several years, Lakeshore Irrigation continued to grow by successfully servicing clients throughout the Holland and Zeeland areas.
In 2003 Mr. Schepers decided to pursue a career with Rainbird Corporation as a Senior Accounts Manager, a position he still holds today. He then officially sold Lakeshore Irrigation to Jason Vanderwal & partners in 2003. The business continued to grow considerably, and thus moved into a newer, larger office between Holland and Zeeland for the next 7 years. At that time there was just 1 install crew along with 2 service technicians.
In 2010 Jason Vanderwal purchased the business from his partners and became the sole owner and manager. In 2011 he purchased the location of 3294 88th Ave in Zeeland, MI, where the company currently resides. Lakeshore Irrigation now sits on 3 acres of property and has over 6,000 square feet of dedicated space for workshop and material storage. We are centrally located in order to serve such territories as Holland, Zeeland, Grand Haven and Grand Rapids.
Today Lakeshore Irrigation now employees 12 full time and seasonal employees. We have 3 full time service technicians here, each with their own fully equipped, self-contained service vehicle. In addition, there are 6 full time installation professionals with 2 service ready installation trailers to meet your system’s needs. And of course, we also have a year-round team who are committed to handling all of your existing irrigation and new irrigation installation needs. Along with our wonderful office staff who continue to keep the company running smoothly, we really make a great team!
Jason Vanderwal has over 18 years of experience in irrigation service work. Prior to purchasing Lakeshore Irrigation in 2003, Jason was employed as a Service Manager for another prominent contractor. Jason currently performs functions as the General Manager and Service Manager at Lakeshore Irrigation.
Tim DeWitt has over 3 decades of sales experience, the last 8 of which have been in qualified irrigation design and sales. He currently performs functions as the Installation Sales and Project Manager. He also assists with all of the marketing aspects of the company.
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