For over 50 years, professional irrigation has been a Katerberg family tradition.

In 1957, entrepreneur Ev Katerberg opened one of the area’s first companies offering installation of underground lawn sprinkler systems. His early projects included stately homes, office complexes and government building throughout Grand Rapids. An early innovator, he developed a reputation for quality design, workmanship and customer service. Many of his earliest installations are still in operation today.

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Today, Ev Katerberg’s son Will and grandson Aaron carry on the family tradition of excellence in irrigation at Grapids Irrigation. The company is one of the nation’s leading installers of residential, commercial, sports field and public area sprinkler systems.

With over 50 years of experience in the industry, we have observed systems that fail prematurely or require constant repairs due to use of substandard components and shortcuts taken during the installation process. Each of our projects is specifically designed and installed to avoid these headaches.

What determines a quality and lasting sprinkler system?

Any irrigation system is only as good as the contractor who installs it.

Great products can never make up for poor design or installation. We don’t just offer sprinklers, we offer service through education and experience. Make sure you choose your system on who installs it, not only on the product they promote. We guarantee quality in our People, Material and Equipment.


At Grapids, we use only the highest quality parts and materials available.

This includes everything from the pipe that we stock to the tires we install on our trucks.

We insist on partnering with major manufacturers that provide the top quality product lines in the industry, while incorporating a range of products and services that are guaranteed to fit your budget.

Wherever applicable, our team will offer the most water-efficient products and practices available. This is not only better for the environment and for your own plants, but it can save you up to 30% on your water bill.

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