John started Aqualon in 2000 and is surprised he isn’t bald and gray, though he is considerably wrinklier. He delights in gathering people together, drawing out their gifts and strengths, and letting them go get ‘em. His reverence for God drives his decisions both personally and professionally. Family is dear to John and his wife Heidi. His oldest son, Jared is also in the Green Industry in Colorado, where he and his lovely wife Maria daily gaze on the beautiful mountains. John’s daughter Megan cares for children at Children’s Hospital in Dayton. Winston is home-schooling and doing construction work and Owen is home-schooling and wants to be a helicopter pilot. More coffee, please.
Certifications: CID (Cert. Irrigation Designer), CIC (Cert. Irrigation Contractor), CLIA (Certified Irrigation Auditor), Certified Backflow Tester
Years at Aqualon: 20
Total years in Green Industry: 27
Ashton Koval has been working at Aqualon since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. His dad, Dan is our Service Manager and Ashton has worked in several roles over the years at Aqualon even though he is not even out of his teens yet. He has experience with snow removal, dispatch/scheduling, and has served as an install team member and now as a service tech. Ashton enjoys producing music, gaming, and traveling… especially over to Schmidt’s in Columbus for some wurst and cream puffs.
Years at Aqualon: 5
Total years in Green Industry: 5
Wayne is our Backflow Manager. He has been with Aqualon for 18 years and allowed his oldest daughter to marry John the owner in 1995. Wayne also oversees the financial aspects of Aqualon and helps with irrigation services as needed. He has no favorite color, no favorite sports team, no favorite music genre, no favorite book genre, no favorite movie, and no pets… just give him fried mush, M&M’s, and water and he is happy. But don’t be fooled, he is not vanilla… just ask him about his grandchildren…
Certifications: Certified Backflow Tester
Years at Aqualon: 18
Total years in Green Industry: 28
Tania’s friendly voice will likely be an experience you will enjoy if you become a member of the Aqualon family. She has been with Aqualon for almost 10 years now in a varied cross-section of roles. She has worked with scheduling/routing and dispatching techs, marketing and sales, and customer service. She presently is the face/voice of Customer Service Delight. You will likely get your invoice from her email address and Tania will be happy to help with any questions you have about your account. She and Scott have two daughters and rabbits. When Tania was 5, she wanted to be an Olympic Gymnast when she grew up. If she were a superhero, her superpower would be hearing… her hearing is supersonic. She can hear you dialing Aqualon before you press send.
Years at Aqualon: 9
Total years in Green Industry: 9
Dan Koval is our Service Manager at Aqualon. Besides managing The Service “Squad”, Dan also helps out with some of the service work and occasionally lawn applications or mosquito treatments. When the snow flies in the winter Dan transitions into our Snow Manager. If Dan were a pasta shape, He would be shells. “Cause they’re kinda round in the center… and always filled with the good stuff!”
Certifications: CIT (Certified Irrigation Technician), Commercial Pesticide Applicator, Certified Backflow Tester
>Years at Aqualon: 9
Total years in Green Industry: 20
Laurie is Office Assistant for Aqualon. She has her eyes on a degree in nursing, but that doesn’t take up all her time, so she assists here as well. As a learner and a perfectionist, there is nothing she can’t do when she sets her mind to it. A top-level figure skater, she twists and spins her way joyfully across the ice to the delight of her parents and 5 siblings.
Years at Aqualon: 1
Total years in Green Industry: 1
In a past life, Justin was a firefighter and owned his own construction business. 3 years ago he came to Aqualon willing to do “whatever is needed”. We put him to work in The Install Squad, where he is currently a Team Leader. Justin’s quiet demeanor covers up his active mind that is thinking through the exactly perfect way to get your job done precisely and completely. His million-dollar smile lights up a room and is probably the reason he wears sunglasses all the time.
Years at Aqualon: 3
Total years in Green Industry: 3
Our Irrigation Manager is Joe Rudy. If you need Irrigation or drainage installation done, Joe is the man for the job! Joe has boundless experience with all aspects of irrigation installation since he’s been with Aqualon for 16 years and counting. Joe enjoys exploring outdoors and going hunting. If he wasn’t so good at his job here at Aqualon, he would probably be a game warden or a wildlife officer!
Years at Aqualon: 16
Total years in Green Industry: 19
Pastor Jeff is our kindly Turf Management leader. He has experience with Turf applications from another company and has been working at Aqualon now for 2 years. He will be happy to assess your turf to see how to feed it, keep it green and weed-free. His favorite music is Christian and his go-to book is The Bible… of course. He and Erika have 4 children who love to spend time playing board games with a bucket of fried chicken and Cheez-Its.
Certifications: Commercial Pesticide Applicator
Years at Aqualon: 2
>Total years in Green Industry: 7
Jacob is in his first year as Team Member at Aqualon. His dad, Chuck, referred him to us and we are delighted to have his willing help on our installation team. Jacob enjoys football, ballet, vegetables, and anything that has to do with gardening. He likes to listen to rap music and can’t get enough Chess Tournament watching into his schedule.
Years at Aqualon: 1
Total years in Green Industry: 3