Our Community

Ability is what we are capable of doing. Motivation determines what we do.

Attitude determines how well we do it.

– Lou Holtz

Our Leadership

Principal

Steve Hohl

Steve leads the design and management efforts of the firm with a passion for irrigation and love of the landscape industry. His propensity for detailed, creative irrigation solutions and valuable client service have helped earn the reputation Water Concern enjoys.

Steve enjoys Notre Dame football, wood working, mountain biking, home brewing, and travel.

Education
University of California, Irvine (Mechanical Engineering)
California State Polytechnic University Pomona (BS, Landscape Irrigation Science)

Affiliations
American Society of Irrigation Consultants ASIC, National Board of Directors
ASIC, Southern California Board of Directors
ASIC, Fellow Professional Member

Irrigation Association, Select Certified Irrigation Designer
EPA Water Sense Partner

Senior Design Manager

Jason Smith

Jason contributes to the success of the firm through his profound sense of design, consistent eye for detail and quality work, and his commitment to earning client loyalty through service and follow through. His many years of experience in the landscape and irrigation industry complement the design team and add to the overall success of each project.

Jason is an avid car enthusiast, enjoys F1 racing and mountain biking.

Education
California State Polytechnic University Pomona (BS, Landscape Irrigation Science)

Affiliations
American Society of Irrigation Consultants, Professional Member

Design Manager

Dan Talha

Dan brings experience and insight into the firm. He coordinates successful design strategies for his projects and leads by example. Dan has played a key role in many complex and large long-term projects with the firm for over 12 years.

Dan enjoys cooking, gardening, crafting unique homebrew and watching the Chicago Bears DEFENSE shut down their opponents on Sundays.

Education
Humboldt State University Arcata, California (BS, Geography)
Fullerton College, California (Certificate Horticulture/Irrigation Design)

Principal

Steve Hohl

Steve leads the design and management efforts of the firm with a passion for irrigation and love of the landscape industry. His propensity for detailed, creative irrigation solutions and valuable client service have helped earn the reputation Water Concern enjoys.

Steve enjoys Notre Dame football, wood working, mountain biking, home brewing, and travel.

Education
University of California, Irvine (Mechanical Engineering)
California State Polytechnic University Pomona (BS, Landscape Irrigation Science)

Affiliations
American Society of Irrigation Consultants ASIC, National Board of Directors
ASIC, Southern California Board of Directors
Irrigation Association, Select Certified Irrigation Designer
EPA Water Sense Partner

Senior Design Manager

Jason Smith

Jason contributes to the success of the firm through his profound sense of design, consistent eye for detail and quality work, and his commitment to earning client loyalty through service and follow through. His many years of experience in the landscape and irrigation industry complement the design team and add to the overall success of each project.

Jason is an avid car enthusiast, enjoys F1 racing and mountain biking.

Education
California State Polytechnic University Pomona (BS, Landscape Irrigation Science)

Affiliations
American Society of Irrigation Consultants, Professional Member

Design Manager

Dan Talha

Dan brings experience and insight into the firm. He coordinates successful design strategies for his projects and leads by example. Dan has played a key role in many complex and large long-term projects with the firm for over 12 years.

Dan enjoys cooking, gardening, crafting unique homebrew and watching the Chicago Bears DEFENSE shut down their opponents on Sundays.

Education
Humboldt State University Arcata, California (BS, Geography)
Fullerton College, California (Certificate Horticulture/Irrigation Design)

Client Advocacy

We have a responsibility to best represent the interests of the client and ultimately the owner of the project by providing the necessary tools to efficiently manage an effective irrigation system.
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Attention to Detail

We challenge the status quo of irrigation design and its management that requires constant evaluation of our practices and the long term benefits of the systems we create.
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Collaboration

We work with the relative trades within a project to synchronize the infrastructure necessary for the landscape during all phases of design, avoiding unwarranted costs and time delays at the most crucial stages of installation.

Creativity

We continually work to expand our approach to irrigation solutions by exploring new technologies, focusing on continuing education, and engaging with the installation and maintenance industries.

Our Team

Office Administrator

Lisa Hohl

Lisa is the Director of First Impressions.  She enjoys music, movies, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Lead Designer

Moises Noyola

Moises, an early riser, starts his day enjoying the outdoors and spends his evenings exploring the latest urban trends.

Get In Touch

If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!
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