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


Steve Stephan - Director of Irrigation


Steve began in the irrigation industry in 1980 after obtaining an extensive background in well drilling while working in his family's business. He worked for Ford Motor Land Development as their irrigation foreman. Steve founded Forever Green Lawn sprinkler 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 irrigation, pump training and landscape lighting.        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



John Turner - Lead Technician/A.O.M


John started in the Irrigation/Landscape industry in 2001 as a general labor. In 2003 he started as an irrigation helper and eventually became a crew lead Irrigation Technician. John joined Progressive irrigation in 2015 and has moved his way up in the company. From once a Irrigation Technician, John now holds the title of Service Lead/Assistant Operations Manager of Irrigation.       248-889-9067 ext:214


Katelyn Connley - Receptionist


Katie has a background of over 10 years of customer service. She joined the Progressive team in May of 2019. As the front desk receptionist, she handles all customer questions, concerns and inquiries. Katie is also the head of the Fertilization Department where she handles the routes, invoicing and questions.  248-889-9067 ext:200

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