Meet the Team


Tom Horn-

My dream to start an irrigation company has been 25 years in the making. My background in law enforcement gave me an appreciation for the value of thorough training and integrity, and I am motivated by this to provide quality irrigation systems and professional service.


 Continuing to enhance my knowledge and personal growth is a priority, including being at the forefront of the latest innovative technology. My certifications through the Irrigation Association include CIC (Certified Irrigation Contractor) and the CLIA (Certified Landscape Auditor), backflow preventer testing certification through ABPA, Missouri State Commercial applicators license to apply lawn chemical applications. 


I train Irrigation Consultants throughout the United States and have taught in India. It is my desire to share my experience and knowledge to train individuals that will provide their customers with the highest quality and best practices in irrigation installation and service. 


It is with utmost respect and enthusiasm that I join my partners that share the same focus on providing the highest quality irrigation training, consulting and irrigation water management in the world!


Craig Otto -

I haven't seen it all, but I’ve seen a lot in my almost 30 years in the landscape irrigation industry!  Over the years, I’ve been a golf course superintendent, installer, service technician, auditor, designer, water manager, irrigation instructor, and consultant.  I’ve worked for large irrigation companies, irrigation consultant companies, a major manufacturer, and have run my own business.  

In 2002 I made a commitment to trying to improve the landscape irrigation industry as an irrigation instructor and curriculum developer for Rain Bird Services Corporation.  As I earned my certifications through the Irrigation Association, I also transitioned to the role of Landscape Irrigation Consultant, focusing on efficient irrigation design and auditing.  I also worked with the Irrigation Association as Chair of the designer common interest group as well as irrigation committee member of the Minnesota Landscape and Nursery Association.

Over the years, my irrigation work has brought me all over the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, China, and Australia.   I have performed many hundreds of irrigation audits and evaluations. I have created hundreds of efficient irrigation designs for residential, commercial and large commercial properties.

I am excited for this new chapter at Global Irrigation Solutions. We come together to create a powerful team committed to making the industry better.

Scott King -

During nearly a decade working for Rain Bird as an instructor, providing remote software support and finally as a Field Service Engineer, I have had the opportunity to to work in all 50 states and more than a few foreign countries in the res-com, golf and commercial markets.  From digging holes to providing high level consultation, I've been lucky enough to touch on virtually all aspects of our industry.  With over 30 years of general building/landscaping under my belt I  bring a multi-disciplinary  trades background with me that has served me well.

During the time I spent developing and delivering irrigation instruction, I gained an appreciation of the benefits provided by continuing education.  I currently hold the Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC), Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA) and Certified Golf Irrigation Auditor (CGIA) designations through the Irrigation Association and have held licenses in both waste water and general residential/commercial construction in the past.


Being part of the GIS team is a dream come true for a guy like me.  Working for and with some of the best people in the irrigation industry is my daily life and I'm thrilled to experience the challenge.  

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