Meet Our Team

Progressive Irrigation has the privilege of not only working with individual residents and families, but also supporting and servicing several school districts, large and small corporations, municipalities, and city improvement projects.


What do we do? We manage the elements. We have the capacity to succeed, against any odds, in whatever the natural world throws at us. We're full service. we don't back down. We're honest and hardworking. We're here to make our customers lives easier.


Our vision is creating an environment where professional growth is achievable, accountability is rewarded, and customer service is our cornerstone.

Jim Simpkins - President



Jim began working in the Irrigation industry in 1989 and founded Progressive Irrigation Inc. in 1998. He is active in the local community and school districts through sponsorships and volunteer work. He has since grown and expanded his company providing services in fertilization, lawn maintenance, landscape, hardscape and directional drilling. With the foresight and drive that is key with Jim, Progressive Irrigation has grown from a one-man company to a thriving business with over 40 employees. His company has since outgrown two locations to where a corporate office was built from the ground up. Jim has led Progressive Irrigation to be a leader not only in our local community, but statewide.              



Michael Waters - Director of Business Operations



Michael has been in the landscape industry since 2002. Originally from Louisiana, he has worked both in Atlanta, GA and Nashville, TN in management for Color Burst Landscape. He holds a business degree from Colorado Technical University and has been the recipient of numerous landscape awards - Beautification Award (19 total) and Best Landscapes of the Year in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
        248-889-9067 ext:205


Michael Bombly - Director of Landscape Sales and Design



Michael is a green industry professional with over 27 years of experience in landscape design and sales. Irrigation design, installation and maintenance, project management and turfgrass management experience complements his design and sales experience. Michael received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and an associate degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design from The College of Central Florida.
        248-889-9067 ext:207

Steve Stephan - Director of Irrigation



Steve began in the irrigation industry in 1980 after obtaining an extensive background in well drilling working in his family's business. He worked for Ford Motor Land Development as their irrigation foreman. then founded Forever Green Lawn Sprinklers in 1992. Forever Green was well known in the Metro-Detroit area for 26 years. Steve brought his experience and expertise to Progressive Irrigation in 2018. Steve has numerous certifications which include landscape lighting, irrigation and pump training. 
        248-889-9067 ext:208

Jessica Simpkins - Accounts Payable




Jessica received a bachelor’s degree in Communications at Central University. She has worked in the customer service industry with direct communication with businesses of all kinds. Jessica has worked with Progressive Irrigation since 2008 overseeing Sales, Marketing, Progressive Staff and the Account Payable side of the business.
        248-889-9067 ext:204

Kim Brenner - Commercial Account Manager




Kim has over 30 years of experience in management in the service industry. Kim received a Nursing Degree at Shapiro School of Nursing. When asked to utilize her managerial skills for a family friends Irrigation Company, Kim began her career in the Property Maintenance field.          
        248-889-9067 ext:203

Makayla Bailey - Fertilization/Administration




Makayla has been working in the customer service industry for 7 years. She has been with Progressive Irrigation for over 3 years where she has worked her way to the head of the Fertilization Department and manages the Marketing. Makayla is currently studying for her bachelor's degree in Operations Management.
        248-889-9067 ext:200

Alex E - Accounts Receivable




Alex has a background in customer service management where she managed a retail store for over 2 years. She moved back to Michigan where she joined the Progressive Irrigation team and has been training on the Accounts Receivable side of the company ever since.        248-889-9067 ext:202

Ron Schoonover - Director of Logistics




Ron has been in the outdoor service industry for over 20 years. At the age of 19 he bacame a Firefighter/EMT to help give back to his communirty. He has been with Progressive Irrigation for over a year. He has worked his way up from being a Heavy Equipment Operator to the head of the Logistics department.        248-889-9067 ext:210

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