Gardeners' Guild President Kevin Davis -
"Cory helped us establish our water management and irrigation programs. He was on the leading edge of technology. In fact, he did consulting work and beta testing of the early stages of smart controller development.
He was a mentor to many of our technicians; trained them thoroughly to troubleshoot and repair. I would marvel at how Cory achieved the cleanest irrigation repair work that I had ever seen. It was always precise and to the highest standard. And, thanks to him, those standards are in practice today at Gardeners' Guild."
Construction Division Operations Manager, Kip Matthews -
"You listened to Cory because what he said was interesting and he knew what he was talking about. Conversely, Cory was intensely interested in what others at Gardeners' Guild were doing. He loved to teach and taught all of us. His design work was precise...if you drew something on a cocktail napkin he could translate it into a complete and precise landscape irrigation plan!"
Director of Business Development, Paul Swanson - "Cory was the go to person on the latest water conservation legislation. He taught our staff the importance of precision in the profession of plumbing and the art or irrigation troubleshooting. When Cory would say six simple words - 'you are back up and running' - clients often felt they were words from heaven."
Former Gardeners' Guild Owner, Linda Novy
"I will always remember his wry humor, his love of the color red (he always wore GGI tshirts if available in red)... and that whenever he was involved with a project I knew it would be performed correctly. He really knew his stuff."
Account Manager, Brian O'Hara -
"About his background...a lot of people don't know that Cory had a degree in engineering. But, he found over time that he preferred doing the actual irrigation work more than architectural renderings. Cory was one of the first to go through the irrigation association's certification program. In fact he helped build the association's training facility. Something I'll always remember him saying was - 'do your installation such that the person behind you can tell it was done by a professional.'"