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Conserva Irrigation Featured in the January Issue of Turf Magazine

March 16, 2018
Conserva Irrigation Featured in the January Issue of Turf Magazine

Our founder, Russ Jundt, took the time to sit down with Turf Magazine and discuss what sets our franchise apart from other irrigation companies out there. One of the things he focused on is how our vehicles really shine in making our technicians’ work easier and more efficient. Discover his tips to equip a vehicle for success.

Plan Your System

Conserva Irrigation is all about systems. From our proprietary evaluation process to our vehicles, we use systems to keep us organized, ready, and efficient. One such system is our color coding system, which ensures that every van is equipped with all the equipment needed for the job at hand, and that there are never any mix ups. One example Russ gives is how this system helps especially when multiple Conserva Irrigation vans are on site. By painting every tool purple to match the purple van, our employees know which tools belong to which vehicle when they wrap up, so there are no chances of putting a tool back in the wrong van.

Our Conserva Pak

Like everything else at Conserva Irrigation, we start at the ground and build upward. This includes our proprietary toolbox, which contains some surprising tools to help our technicians work smarter. Every van is organized the same way, which means technicians will know where to find what they need, no matter which vehicle they’re assigned to. We also stock the most commonly used parts and tools towards the front of drawers so they’re more easily accessible to employees in a hurry.

We also rely on some non-standard tools to keep our technicians working at their peak. These include:

  • Samsung 2.0 Tablet: Each employee is equipped with a 10-inch tablet to aid in communication, manage their timecard, and other handy functions.
  • Chargers: From tablets to phones to battery-operated power tools—without a charger you could end up dead in the water. We always pack the chargers we need to keep us running all day long.
  • Lunch: Our technicians are encouraged to pack their own lunches and avoid the temptation to eat fast food and junk food on the road. We see our employees as family, and we care about their ability to get nutritious food, despite what the day may hold for them.
  • Water: Our employees work hard in the field, and drinking plenty of water can help them stay safe and efficient. Our technicians all are equipped with plenty of water. We even offer coolers of sports drinks and ice cold waters in the office for when they stop in.

Ready to Find the Irrigation Franchise Opportunity You Want? Call (804) 621-7167.

Be Intentional

Everything we do is intentional. Getting a technician to the job is the most expensive part, so we want to make sure that they are there on time and fully equipped for the task at hand. If they need to come back to the office for something, it not only costs us money, but it looks bad to the customer too.

The design of each van is also intentional. We carefully plan the interiors for maximum efficiency, and we chose the wrap covering each van carefully. These wraps are designed to tell you who we are, what we do, and how you can reach us. Even the photograph used for our wrap was chosen after a survey of customers. “Carson,” as we call him, was selected by our customers, and it’s easy to see why he appeals to people. His silver hair speaks to his experience and wisdom. He has a friendly smile and looks ready to listen to you and note down your concerns so he can address them. He’s very clean cut, so he feels trustworthy. This is the image we try to evoke in every interaction we have.

At Conserva Irrigation, our rapidly growing team is making waves in the landscaping and irrigation industry. We focus on providing not only water-saving measures and friendly, experienced work for our customers, but also profitable businesses and a reputable company culture for our franchisees.

To learn more about our irrigation franchise opportunities, don’t hesitate to contact our team. Call (804) 621-7167 now!

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  • 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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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

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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

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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.