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

Project Manager

Garry Collins

Using his many years of experience and his knowledge of soil, water, and plant relationships, Garry promotes client advocacy through a balance of technical vision, unique design solutions, and his savvy with construction oversight.

Garry enjoys the latest trends in technology, spending time with family, relaxing pool side, and loves sailing.

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

Affiliations
American Society of Irrigation Consultants, Professional Member
Irrigation Association, Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor

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

Project Manager

Garry Collins

Using his many years of experience and his knowledge of soil, water, and plant relationships, Garry promotes client advocacy through a balance of technical vision, unique design solutions, and his savvy with construction oversight.

Garry enjoys the latest trends in technology, spending time with family, relaxing pool side, and loves sailing.

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

Affiliations
American Society of Irrigation Consultants, Professional Member
Irrigation Association, Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor

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.

Designer

Chris Manna

Off duty, Chris enjoys soccer and considers himself a distinguished connoisseur of fine Italian cuisine.

Designer

Moises Noyola

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

Designer

Dan Talha

Dan enjoys cooking, gardening, and crafting a unique home brew.  He always denies an autograph for his epic beard (unless you’re Dick Butkus.)

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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