Our History

The story of Automatic Irrigation Design began in Oceanside, NY in 1958 with our 17 year old founder installing sprinklers out of the trunk of his mother’s car. A true rarity during the 50s, neighbors would come outside to see the new sprinkler on the block. With a passion for providing stellar customer service and a fascination with the latest technology, our founder grew Automatic Irrigation Design through referrals one happy, satisfied customer at a time.

60 years laters, we are under the same ownership and are operated as a multi-generational family-owned business. We are the premiere lawn sprinkler company in the tri-state area, having installed 40,000 residential lawn sprinklers and executing 15,000 openings and closings a year. Our founder attributes the growth and longevity of the company to his knowledgeable and friendly team – some of the longest-standing employees have been with us for 50 years!

Our fleet of 20 service trucks travels from Manhattan to the Hamptons 6 days a week installing and servicing residential lawn sprinkler and commercial irrigation systems.

Our in-house team of mechanics, utilizing our own warehouse of equipment, keeps our fleet on-the-road and ready to service our clients at any time. We welcome all clients from first homes to large estates and are committed to providing state-of-the art technology, equipment and design.

Customer Service

The guiding principles of premium customer service, first-in-class equipment and top-of-the-line materials has earned your trust for six decades. We treat our customers with the greatest of care and respect for their time and homes. From your first phone call to our office, you will be greeted by a live-person-not a machine!  During your appointment, you will meet with a professional, courteous designer, installer or technician, who is a full-time employee- there are no sub-contractors. They are happy to offer educational support and will take the time to explain your system and all its features. We also have a 24 hour emergency line available.  Our team will address any immediate needs and accommodate your schedule.

Automatic Irrigation Design’s in-ground sprinkler system installations are designed and installed to require minimal service. The normal services required, including winterizing, summerizing and occasional adjustments, will be executed by our trained, courteous service mechanics.



  • Our founder began servicing & installing residential lawn sprinkler systems


  • Created company brand: Automatic Irrigation & Design
  • Installed first commercial property irrigation system in Elmont School District, NY


  • Shifted from digging trenches by hand to investing in state-of-the-art pipe trenching machines
  • Our commercial property portfolio grew with some notable irrigation projects including:
    • The 18-hole Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, New Jersey
    • The Pepsi-Cola World Headquarters in Purchase, New York
    • Anchor Town Park in Lido Beach, New York


  • Opened our own warehouse to store and test all equipment prior to installation
  • Extended suite of services with the addition of landscape lighting


  • Hired team of mechanics in-house to service our fleet of trucks for maximum efficiency
  • Installed our 10,000th residential lawn sprinkler system
  • Started 24-hour service line to best support all our customers needs


  • Expanded our fleet to include 30 trucks traveling from Manhattan to the Hamptons daily
  • Added once again to our commercial property portfolio to include:
    • Sunken Meadow State Park
    • Village of Old Brookville


  • Opening & closing 15,000 lawn sprinkler systems a year
  • Increased commercial property portfolio with the following locations:
    • Adelphi University
    • Fairfield Properties
    • Canon U.S.A. Inc
    • PB


  • Transitioned our offerings from digital timers to WiFi controllers
  • Received our 300th positive review from another satisfied customer
  • Installed 40,000th residential lawn sprinkler system



How can we support your irrigation system and Landscape Lighting needs?

Fill-in the form below and our customer service team will contact you within 24 hours to schedule a complimentary consultation for a new system or seasonal servicing appointment.  We look forward to meeting with you!

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