Lower Mainland: 604-421-4555 | Van Isle: 250-797-1344 |  Sunshine Coast: 604-741-6207 | office@universitysprinklers.com | 中文

Lower Mainland: 604-421-4555 | Van Isle: 250-797-1344 | Sunshine Coast: 604-741-6207   office@universitysprinklers.com | 中文

Become A University Sprinklers Install Estimator

Competitive compensation, room for growth, time for friends and family.

Why Work At University Sprinklers?

Our Install Estimators have years of experience in all aspects of the industry. They are Certified Commercial Irrigation Designers, Certified Residential Irrigation Designers, Certified Irrigation Schedulers, Certified Irrigation Technicians, Certified Irrigation Auditors and Certified Agricultural Trickle Designers.



Meet The University Sprinklers Team

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

David Pfortmueller

David Pfortmueller

Vice President

David has been involved in irrigation system installation and service for over 22 years.  He is a past president of the irrigation Association of British ColumbiaIIABC, Current IIABC Certification Board Member, and holds every certification they offer, save one. He has been an active instructor for their courses, including a co-developer of one of the IIABC’s most recent certifications – the Certified Irrigation Scheduler course. He holds a number of other certifications and designations from other associations including the IA, BCWWA & BC Electrical Safety Authority. Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense PartnerDavid also holds distinction as an EPA Watersense Partner, for his dedication to water conservation techniques.

David is also a BComm graduate from UBC. He is a father of three daughters, kept busy between business and the hockey rinks & dance studios of the Lower Mainland.

In addition to being VP, David covers all commercial projects, as well as the Sunshine Coast and Bowen Island.

Email: david@universitysprinklers.com

American Rainwater Catchment Association Mamber IIABC Certified Irrigation Contractor IIABC Certified Irrigation DesignerCoast Builders Association Mamber   IIABC Certified Irrigation Technician

Peter Francis

Residential Sales Manager

Peter has been with University Sprinklers since 1992. He is a Certified Cross Control Specialist and has participated in numerous irrigation business and design courses. He started his career with University Sprinklers in an installation position and worked his way up to a Residential Sales Manager.

From working in a variety of positions, including installation, service, project manager and sales, Peter has a vast knowledge of the irrigation business. In addition to residential sales, Peter acts as project manager, meeting with homeowners and contractors. He oversees the installation of projects and instructs customers how to operate their sprinkler and landscape lighting systems.

Peter is in charge of North Surrey and Langley.

Email: peter@universitysprinklers.com

IIABC Certified Irrigation Contractor IIABC Certified Irrigation Technician

Sheldon Achtymichuk

Sheldon Achtymichuk

Residential Sales & Service Manager

Sheldon began his career in irrigation in 1989 as a designer for a Rainbird distributor in Europe. He was the principal of a successful golf irrigation company in Europe for 10 years until moving back to Canada in 1999, where he wanted to raise his children. In these ten years, he partook in extensive studies and training in irrigation design and installation with U.C.L.A., Aqua Engineering, and Rainbird.

Sheldon’s has vast experience in designing and installing complex irrigation systems and in providing technical irrigation support. His deep knowledge of turf grass combined with his electrical aptitude have made Sheldon a valuable asset to University Sprinklers. You can rest assured that with Sheldon a true professional is looking after your landscape irrigation and lighting needs.

Sheldon covers Tsawwassen, Ladner and Richmond.

Email: sheldon@universitysprinklers.com

IIABC Certified Irrigation Designer IIABC Certified Irrigation Technician

Andrew Graham

Andrew Graham

Residential Sales and Service Manager

Andrew has an extensive background in irrigation, having worked for his family’s irrigation company from age 16. In 2003, Andrew started with University Sprinklers as a service technician, and has worked his way up within the ranks. He particularly enjoys working with customers, designing new systems, implementing upgrades, and generally doing what he can to exceed customer expectations. Andrew holds his Irrigation Service Technician Level I ticket, and has taken several courses in fundamental and advanced irrigation design. He is also a certified cross connection control tester.

Andrew takes care of the Tri-City Area: Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra.

Email: andrew@universitysprinklers.com

IIABC Certified Irrigation Contractor  IIABC Certified Irrigation Technician

Whalen Bishop

Whalen Bishop

Residential Sales & Service Manager

Whalen Bishop has been with the company since 2008 when he started as a Foreman Assistant. Whalen is an honors graduate from Thompson Rivers University and is a certified Irrigation Designer (Residential). He also is a certified low voltage technician, Cross-connection control specialist and Certified Irrigation Scheduler. Whalen’s love for irrigation design has been fostered by the company’s commitment to water conservation. Recently, Whalen became a Professional Accredited Rainwater Harvester through the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) and is also a Board Member withCanadian Association of Rainwater Management CANARM, the Canadian Association for Rainwater Management. Whalen is very excited about rainwater’s future relationship with irrigation design.

Whalen is also a husband to an amazing wife and has three incredible children. Recently, Whalen became a Board Member of the Sardis Children Centre, a non-profit organization that provides a superior pre-school program, along with before and after school daycare for his children. The best part of his day is the projects his daughter brings home to share.

Whalen is our man in the valley, covering Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission, as well as Maple Ridge.

Email: whalen@universitysprinklers.com

American Rainwater Catchment Association Mamber IIABC Certified Irrigation Contractor IIABC Certified Irrigation Designer IIABC Certified Irrigation Technician

Jan Lambeck

Jan Lambeck

Irrigation Sales & Service Specialist

Jan has been with University Sprinklers since 1988, and has installed over 1000 systems. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from UBC, and some of his industry-specific accreditations and certifications include Certified Cross Connection Control Administrator, Certified Irrigation Contractor, and Certified Low-voltage Electrician, Certified Irrigation Designer (Residential & Commercial). Jan has also participated in numerous irrigation business and design courses.

Jan services Vancouver Island, from Parksville to the Nanaimo Regional District and south throughout the Cowichan Valley.

Email: jan@universitysprinklers.com

IIABC Certified Irrigation Designer IIABC Certified Irrigation Contractor

Chad Smith

Chad Smith

Residential Sales and Service Manager, Human Resources Manager

Chad Smith handles all field staff and is a key part of our field staff training program. He has been with University Sprinklers since 2002, when he started as a Foreman Assistant. He was drawn to University Sprinklers because they provide opportunity for growth, and they like to reward and promote hard workers like himself. He also loves to work outside, and gladly trades the discomfort of four months of working outside in the winter for the other eight months of working outside in our mild BC climate.

While Chad enjoys both commercial and residential work, he gets huge satisfaction in working with the hands-on residential customer who enjoys spending a whole lot of time in their garden. He holds his Irrigation Technician Level 2 certification and is also a Low Voltage Certified Technician. Chad works with homeowners in White Rock and South Surrey.

Email: chad@universitysprinklers.com

IIABC Certified Irrigation Technician IIABC Certified Irrigation Designer IIABC Certified Irrigation Contractor

Jeff Kalman

Jeff Kalman

Residential Sales & Service Manager – North Shore

Jeff has over ten years of irrigation experience in residential, commercial and municipal properties. In addition to obtaining his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Western Ontario, Jeff is also an IIABC Certified Irrigation Designer (Residential), Certified Irrigation Scheduler and Certified Irrigation Technician II.

Jeff works with clients, builders and landscapers on the North Shore to design and install IIABC Certified Irrigation systems. He handles all of North Vancouver, and all new construction in West Vancouver. Jeff focuses and takes pride in providing clients with a commitment to top quality service and attention to detail.

Email: jeffrey@universitysprinklers.com

IIABC Certified Irrigation Technician IIABC Certified Irrigation Designer

Preston Zaharia

Preston Zaharia

Residential Sales Manager

Preston has been with University Sprinklers since 1997, and has installed over 1200 systems in Greater Vancouver. He holds many industry accredited designations and certifications, including Certified Irrigation Designer, and Certified Low Voltage Electrician. As Residential Sales Manager, he enjoys meeting new customers daily, and developing not only positive business relationships, but many lasting friendships as well. His absolute commitment to 100% customer satisfaction continues to bring him greater success each year.

Preston is in charge of clients in the City of Vancouver, and South Burnaby.

Email: preston@universitysprinklers.com

IIABC Certified Irrigation Contractor IIABC Certified Irrigation Designer

Martin Duyvestyn

Martin Duyvestyn

Sales Representative & Service Technician

Martin has a long history as a horticultural professional, having been in the business since 1989. He began installing and servicing irrigation systems in 1994. He loves hiking, camping, gardening and all things outdoors, and loves that he gets to work outside all day long. Martin also has two wonderful kids, and has a passion for business and public relations.

He is a Certified Low Voltage Electrician, an IIABC Certified Irrigation Designer and an IIABC Certified Irrigation Scheduler. He also holds a Cross Connection Control Certificate.

Martin is our Sales Representative in Pitt Meadows, North DeltaNorth Burnaby and New Westminster, and Service Technician for Burnaby, New West, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

Email: martin@universitysprinklers.com

IIABC Certified Irrigation Designer

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