Author Archives: Rebecca

6th month anniversary!

It’s hard to believe we’ve been in Texas and Oklahoma selling Rain Bid for nearly six months! During this time we’ve sent out four salesmen to cover this area. In addition to our boots on the ground, we also have wheels! To better serve this area, each of the Texas and Oklahoma salesmen have a truck loaded with inventory, the items golf courses need, ready for immediate delivery. Want an idea? Here’s the Truck Catalog. These trucks will supplement our Houston location (coming soon!). We’re Continue reading →

Riverside Golf Course

Our Texas team did 3 complete controller change outs for Riverside Golf Course that had been run over by…someone or something. So they installed new PAR+ES controllers and believe it or not, all three worked! Tim (in green, San Antonio TX) was Craig’s (in blue, Austin TX) assistant for this one, turning that mess into a success!

IC System

The Rain Bird Integrated Control, or IC, System is designed to be the most intelligent and responsive golf course irrigation system to meet your needs for years to come. From system upgrades, to new installations, the IC system is quickly proving why it’s in a class of its own at courses around the world. “This year here at JC golf, we made a big decision to replace the irrigation system here on the golf course. The system had been in place since 1963. We felt Continue reading →

Super’s Toolbox

Below is a quick list of the features utilized at Stones River Country Club and links to more information. Stratus™ II Central Control System Central Control Videos by Rain Bird QuickIRR ™ programming is a quick and easy method for automatically building programs to meet your irrigation challenges. Exclusive CYCLE+SOAK™ reduces or eliminates wasteful runoff by matching each sprinkler’s application rate to the localized soil infiltration rate. Total application of water is precisely controlled regardless of number of cycles. Course monitor screens are intuitively designed Continue reading →


What is unique about the Cole Park installation is not just the HDPE pipe, but the fact the course is using the Philmac fittings. Below are a couple of videos that really show the speed of installation and the strength of the fittings. Philmac 3G ACME Install Philmac 3G Tensile Test Philmac 3G Pressure Test For more info Click Here. For information and product life on HDPE Eco TurfGuard Pipe Click Here.

Cole Park Construction Log

Bids awarded to Keeling Company and Nutt Construction, orders are placed and the materials arrive for checking. Installation begins November 22, 2011. Stephen studies the materials list On a HDPE job time is spent on the front end fusing pipe into long lengths ~500 Feet joints. Very tedious and boring at first. With a canopy covering fusing machine the guys keep on welding… Piles of HDPE DR 13.5 Fusion Machine Fusing in the Rain SITE VISIT December 2nd 2011 Piles of pipe reduced to miles Continue reading →

Cole Park Installation

The Cole Park project is a culmination of Keeling’s design build talents and the customer coming together to get what they want. Of course this was a bid out project with the Toro Distributor. Keeling and Rain Bird had partnered with 3 valid and confident contractors. Nutt Irrigation being the successful bidder under their General Boykin Contracting. Nutt Construction: Stephen Nutt, Owner. Tullahoma, Tennessee. Nutt Construction LLC is a full-service irrigation contractor, dedicated to installing the best irrigation systems in a professional manner. We pride Continue reading →

Stones River Construction Log 2

(Weeks 10 & 11) February 8, 2013 We’re moving right along with the install. We only have two holes left to complete and all the front nine greens loops to install. That’s 344 heads installed to date! Once we complete the head installation we will move to installing isolation valves. And our pump station will get an overhaul as well. Heather Brunk, Assistant Superintendent (Week 12) February 16,2013 The guys from our local Keeling store have been checking ground rods. Copper plated steel rods were Continue reading →

Stones River Construction Log 1

Superintendent’s Construction Log Superintendent: Michael Brownlee 1st Assistant Superintendent: Chris Young 2nd Assistant Superintendent: Heather Brunk Agronomy Staff: Ben Thompson, Hunter Jamison, Blake Rittenbery, Robert Kuhn, Alec Chartier, David Sweezen, Nick Montgomery, Chase Johnson, Joel Frerking Stones River Country Club is a members only club. The front nine holes were built 1948 and the back nine were built in 1969. The front nine hole were later renovated in 1979. In 2008, we completed a greens resurfacing with miniverde ultra dwarf bermuda. The current system irrigation Continue reading →