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Featured Blogs

July 6, 2022
Conserva Irrigation Franchisees Featured on Kim Daly TV

Conserva Irrigation's Vanesa Ellis of Northeast Florida and Jeff Labrecque of Richmond and Frederickburg have been featured on Kim Daly TV to share their experience about being Conserva Irrigation franchisees. Watch here.

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March 29, 2022
Spotting Trouble During Irrigation Startups - The Edge Newsletter

How to Spot Signs of Trouble During Irrigation Startups in The Edge There is More to Summerization On March 29th, 2022 - The Edge Newsletter  published Spotting Signs of Trouble During Irrigation Startups . The article  highlights start up mistakes when an individual start and irrigations system up incorrectly, noting that there are a number of problems that […]

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December 5, 2019
Conserva Irrigation Launches Academy for Up-And-Coming Technicians

CareerTech Academy is Conserva® Irrigation’s latest community outreach and industry investment program. This year’s inaugural training, a four-week boot camp of online courses, classroom lessons, and fieldwork, took place in Sarasota, Florida in September. Jay Gray was selected as the program leader due to his IA certification and 30-year accreditation. At each camp, he prepares 12-16 […]

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Recent Blogs

January 24, 2024
Understanding How Much an Irrigation Franchise Costs

If you're considering a franchise investment, it's crucial to fully comprehend the financial commitment required. This is especially true regarding irrigation franchise costs that can fluctuate significantly based on several factors, extending beyond the initial investment or the upfront franchise fee. Investing in a franchise such as Conserva Irrigation offers security. With a well-established brand like ours, […]

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January 11, 2024
3 Things About The Irrigation Industry To Know About

The irrigation industry is critical and often underappreciated in supporting global agriculture, water conservation, and food security. However, like any sector, irrigation industry challenges exist. These difficulties can impact the market’s efficiency, sustainability, and profitability. As you contemplate starting a business in the irrigation industry, consider Conserva Irrigation, a leader in the field with a strong […]

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July 6, 2022
Conserva Irrigation Franchisees Featured on Kim Daly TV

Conserva Irrigation's Vanesa Ellis of Northeast Florida and Jeff Labrecque of Richmond and Frederickburg have been featured on Kim Daly TV to share their experience about being Conserva Irrigation franchisees. Watch here.

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March 29, 2022
Spotting Trouble During Irrigation Startups - The Edge Newsletter

How to Spot Signs of Trouble During Irrigation Startups in The Edge There is More to Summerization On March 29th, 2022 - The Edge Newsletter  published Spotting Signs of Trouble During Irrigation Startups . The article  highlights start up mistakes when an individual start and irrigations system up incorrectly, noting that there are a number of problems that […]

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November 8, 2021
About Our Eco-Friendly Business Spotlight in Franchise Wire

Water Conservation Is Our Top Priority On October 29th, 2021, Franchise Wire published 8 Eco-Friendly Franchises. The article  highlights 8 environmentally-sensitive franchise models that prioritize planetary needs – offering eco-minded alternatives to consumers and investors alike. Conserva Irrigation is proud to announce that we were included in this elite group. Delivering sustainable solutions to eco-aware customers is something we take […]

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August 17, 2021
For the 3rd consecutive year, Conserva Irrigation is ranked on the 2021 Inc. 5000

Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 Inc. magazine revealed that Conserva Irrigation is on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, […]

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August 3, 2021
Conserva Irrigation Franchisees Featured in NALP’s Landscape Professional

With experience in the two very different worlds of publicity and constriction management, Ellie and Juan Lamonaca used their respective experience to open their first Conserva Irrigation franchise location in 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The couple spoke to the team at The Landscape Professional Magazine to discuss what led them to franchise with Conserva, within […]

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March 10, 2021
Conserva Irrigation Partners with the NALP for Education and Support

Over the years, Conserva Irrigation has made it a point to team up with entities that align with our vision of growth and help us support and educate professionals in our field. One of our most recent collaborations comes from a partnership with the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). We’ve teamed up with the […]

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January 4, 2021
Conserva Irrigation Hits Over 100 Territories Milestone

Growth in a seemingly volatile economy due to COVID-19 has only been a dream for some companies. However, for Conserva Irrigation®, we’ve been privileged to reach an amazing milestone—over 100 territories in just three years! Our industry has seen tremendous growth over the last several years, and it has always been our dream to build […]

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August 20, 2020
Conserva Irrigation Named to Inc. 5000 Second Year in a Row

At Conserva Irrigation®, we’ve been fortunate enough to see our franchise owners thrive, even in these challenging times. As a testament to just how much we’ve grown, we’re proud to announce we’ve been named to the Inc. 5000 list for the second year in a row. Each year, Inc. magazine publishes a list ranking the fastest-growing companies according to the […]

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Holden Andrews

Marketing Specialist

Started working at Empower Brands in July 2022, and core priorities include:

  • Provide franchisees with day-to-day support in both the online and offline space.
  • Facilitate creative team tasks for custom design work.
  • Assist franchisees in setting up social media and pay-per-lead platforms.
  • Manage national social media platforms, as well as schedule regular local social media postings.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

I really enjoy the people I work with and the opportunity to help franchisees succeed.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is…

I enjoy taking my dog on walks and pick-up soccer.

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Steve Nguyen

Creative Director

Started working at Empower Brands in February 2009. Core priorities:

  • Oversee the creative development to ensure that the conceptual and visual work is of the highest possible quality.
  • Build, lead, and produce innovative concepts that transform into compelling print and digital visuals while maintaining brand standard and vision
  • Brainstorm with the creative team, maintaining strategic and creative thinking to develop new and creative initiatives.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

I love being able to work with a great team over multiple brands to brainstorm and identify new projects and opportunities.

When I’m not working…

I have a multitude of hobbies that keep me outside. I’m a huge car enthusiast, an avid triathlete, and I love learning new things to keep my mind and body active.

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Annena Ellis

Digital Marketing Manager

Started working at Empower Brands in April 2018, and core priorities include:

  • Provide franchisees with day-to-day proactive guidance and support in the digital space.
  • Manage consumer corporate social media efforts.
  • Assist franchisees in setting up and developing a well-rounded and active online presence.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

The digital space is constantly growing and evolving, so I love being able to help our franchisees understand the digital landscape and evolve their businesses’ along with it.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is…

go stand-up paddleboarding at the Chesapeake Bay with my dog, Umphrey.

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Jane Campbell

Director of Marketing

Started working at Empower Brands in January 2009, and core priorities include:

  • Spearheads and implements the company’s overall marketing strategies.
  • Analyzes and assesses new online marketing opportunities and partners.
  • Drives new website builds and initiatives for all brands, franchise development, and Empower Brands.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

I love evaluating opportunities and making recommendations that can positively impact our franchisees’ local businesses.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is

to go for long walks and/or hikes with my husband, sons, and dog.

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Austin Auandee

Art Director

Started working at Empower Brands September 2019, and core priorities include:

  • Working creatively across multiple brands to concept, develop and produce strategic, innovative and compelling on-brand print and digital assets.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

I enjoy the company culture and love working with everyone here. The core values and practices facilitate an environment that encourages and supports creative solutions, growth and development from the ground up. The opportunity to explore and contribute my creative experience and skills over multiple brands is a challenge that I cherish.

When I’m not working my favorite thing to do outdoors is...

to go biking, camping and hiking.

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Lara Omick

Brand Marketing Manager

Started working at Empower Brands in 2018, and core priorities include:

  • Creates local marketing plans and advises franchisees on how to execute their plan.
  • Manages system-wide brand initiatives related to the National Ad Fund.
  • Collaborates with the in-house creative team to drive brand development and tactics.
  • Analyzes local marketing metrics and refines budgets, channels, and messaging.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

I love the people that I work with and get to interact with every day.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is

take my chocolate lab for a swim in the river.

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Daniel Cockerill

Technology Training and Support Consultant

Started working at Empower Brands in May 2021, and core priorities include:

  • Bringing my knowledge of our CRM to all locations
  • Using my experience as an office manager to train new locations
  • Making everyone’s life easier by getting their systems set up and optimized

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

Working with a great group of people who all have the same goals in mind

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is…

Play golf

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Erich Johnston

Franchise Technology Solutions Manager

Started working at Empower Brands in July of 2018, and core priorities include:

  • Leads and manages all technology-related functions and projects for the organization.
  • Maintains and enhances the technology platforms utilized by all four brands.
  • Manages the IT Helpdesk and new and ongoing training initiatives.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

I love working with franchisees and brand support teams to develop and implement new programs and functionality that increase efficiency and productivity.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is

take the kayaks somewhere peaceful and catch some fish.

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Micki Nguyen

IT Support Analyst , National Accounts Administrator

Started working at Empower Brands in March 2018, and core priorities include:

  • Help desk support for Empower Brands employees as well as local franchisees.

  • Onboard and train new franchisees on technology platforms

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

  • Helping the franchisees work though issues they may have. Being able to see their successes big or small.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is

  • Taking photographs of landscapes and families.

  • Going to the beach or the mountains to get away from the city.

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Cristin Smith

Division Controller

Started working at Empower Brands in June 2011, and core priorities include:

  • Lead the accounting support team.
  • Manage the corporate accounting functions and operations.
  • Produce and analyze the corporate financial statements and budget presentations.
  • Develop strategic plans along with the franchise support teams.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

My favorite part of my job at Empower Brands is being able to help small business owners understand the financial status of their business by supporting their accounting processes and financial statement analysis.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is…

go canoeing and smallmouth bass fishing on the river with my husband and children.

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Sarah Jaramillo

Accounting Associate

Started working at Empower Brands in August 2022, and core priorities include:

  • Support franchisees on accounting matters.
  • Record and track monthly sales for the franchise brands.
  • Process daily transactions and complete account reconciliations for Empower Brands.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

I love the connectivity – being able to establish relationships with both the people I’m working with and the people I’m working to support!

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is…

walking my dog, Bella, through our neighborhood trails.

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Clair Baker

Financial Analyst , Accounting Associate

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Matt Jones

Franchise Support & Systems Analyst

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Craig Undeck

Franchise Support Consultant

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Erich Kolb

Franchise Support Consultant

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Jay Gray

Franchise Support Consultant

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Jake Mathre

Director of Franchise Operations

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Russ Jundt

Vice President, Conserva Irrigation

Russ is the founder and Vice President of Conserva Irrigation, the only irrigation company founded on the principles of water conservation.

As brand leader, Russ drives the overall priorities and focus of the company including the service offerings, sales processes, strategic partnerships, and more.

Russ graduated with B.A. in Business Management from Saint John’s University.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

  • I am grateful to work with like-minded, enthusiastic leaders who are inspired to be the absolute best they can be in their role at Empower Brands. This infectious attitude is prevalent across our network of successful franchise owners, which spills over to our hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is…

  • anything to do with water: Boating, rowing, water sports, time at the beach with friends and family, vacationing to beach destinations, and more.