About

Mission Statement

Environmental Solutions is a leader in providing value-added irrigation, drainage and site construction services to our customers by creating a successful partnership with them throughout the construction process. Our pledge is to exceed  expectations, ahead of schedule and on budget.   We are always exploring and testing new technologies, processes and equipment to insure the best possible project completion.

Philosophy

“As shepherds of our most precious resource, we are committed to providing water efficient, cost-effective, high-quality professional environmental expertise while maintaining close communication.”

 

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Our mission is to provide our customers with:

  • Simple, efficient and cost-effective irrigation systems
  • Superior, professional and friendly service
  • Environmentally sensitive agronomic experience
  • Educated and proven design
  • Artful and creative approach to our natural world  
  • Safe and experienced field staff
  • Clear, concise and direct communication
  • Low-emission, reduced-consumption transportation
  • Tested material specification
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Financially viable, long-term solutions
  • Sustainable ecological improvements
  • Dramatic landscape enhancements
  • Historic site preservation
  • Appropriate project equipment
  • Distant and timely project mobilization
  • Goal orientated and deadline adherent
  • Environmentally responsible peace of mind

 

Warren Michaelsen
Owner/Founder/CEO/Design
Warren Michaelsen
Warren Michaelsen - Owner/Founder/CEO/Design

Warren Michaelsen, Owner/Founder/CEO, was born and raised in Massachusetts.  He graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1978 and he continued at the University of Southern Maine in order to obtain a second Bachelor's in the Industrial Tech Department.  From 1979 to 1987, Warren was a senior engineer at Bath Iron Works working on the Aegis project. But it was in 1987 that he decided to start a company of his own - Irrigation Systems of Maine.  In 2010, it was decided that the company does much more than the name suggested so the company was renamed - Environmental Solutions. He is involved in the Golf Course Builders Association of America, a certified Toro irrigation contractor, ISCO Industries Certified and Preferred Gofl HDPE Contractor, among other professional affiliations. Warren leads the company in all projects while still taking an active role in his family.  He lives in Yarmouth, Maine with his wife, Brenda, two sons, Trevor and Pete, and two dogs, Lucy and Beth.

 

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Donna Fusco
CFO
Donna Fusco
Donna Fusco - CFO

Donna Fusco, Chief Financial Officer, moved to Maine in the late 70's after growing up in New Jersey with her two siblings.  She worked at the University of Maine from 1980 to 1986 as a research assistant in social sciences and then in the plant and soil sciences department.  During her time at UMO, she received her degree in Elementary Education and shortly after was offered a temporary teaching job in Milo, Maine.  From there, Donna taught math in Belfast for two years followed by four years in Old Orchard Beach.  She decided to take a break from teaching in 1993 and moved back to New Jersey to start her own tutoring business.  Missing Maine too much, she returned 6 months later and decided to start doing temporary work until she figured out what her next career move would be.  It was during this time that she landed a job with Warren at Irrigation Systems of Maine. During Donna's first two years, sales jumped 400% because Warren was able to go out and acquire more business in the field while she took care of the office. Donna has been with the company for eighteen years and went from being a part-time temporary worker to becoming the company's CFO and in charge of the internal operations.

 

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Jenn Wayboer
Office Assistant
Jenn Wayboer
Jenn Wayboer - Office Assistant

Jenn Wayboer, office assistant, was born in Portland, Maine but raised just outside of Dallas, Texas. In 2007 she made her way back north to study professional, technical, and creative writing at the University of Maine. While at UMaine she also had the opportunity to spend six months studying in Paris and traveling around Western Europe. She now attends Southern New Hampshire University and is working towards an MBA with a concentration in Social Media Marketing. Jenn is experienced in graphic design, advertising, and social media. Jenn has been at Environmental Solutions since March of 2012 and is enjoying learning the ins and outs of small business. 

 

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Israel "Izzy" Guijosa
Golf Manager
Israel "Izzy" Guijosa
Israel "Izzy" Guijosa - Golf Manager

Israel "Izzy" Guijosa grew up in a large family near Acambaro, Guanajuato, Mexico and emigrated to the United States in May 1979.  Izzy worked various jobs until 1993 when he received training and experience in landscape and irrigation from a reputable company in California.  A year later, Tanto Irrigation took notice of his skills while working nearby and employed Izzy until 2003 when he started with Environmental Solutions.  Izzy is certified in electrofusion welding and has attended two-years of continuing education courses in English and attained his green card in 1984.  Izzy has installed hundreds of irrigation systems on notable and award winning projects from Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic to the Midwest to Northern New England.  Izzy became a US citizen a few years ago and now resides in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and children.

Trevor Michaelsen
Senior Technician/Design
Trevor Michaelsen
Trevor Michaelsen
Trevor Michaelsen - Senior Technician/Design
Trevor Michaelsen

Trevor Michaelsen, head technician at Environmental Solutions, is from right here in Yarmouth, Maine.  Growing up in the house that holds the company office, Trevor grew up around the business. After high school he attended Endicott College where he studied design followed by Colorado State where he studied Landscape Architecture.  While taking classes, Trevor also worked on the irrigation crew and has now been working in the industry for six years.  Since working at Environmental Solutions Trevor has been able to expand his expertise by working in all of the different areas of irrigation.  He has experience in landscaping, drainage, as a service technician and on installation crews for golf, residential, commercial, and golf projects.
 
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Will Grob
Technician
Will Grob
Will Grob - Technician

Will Grob was raised in Union County, NJ; where he worked as an assistant to a master plumber. He began working in the irrigation field while living in Tacoma, WA. After moving to Maine in 2008, he received a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Southern Maine. Will currently lives in Portland, ME, and has been employed by Environmental Solutions since 2011.

Timeline

  • 1987
    Irrigation Systems of Maine, Inc. is born!

    Warren Michaelsen creates a new business based on demand for irrigation system installations and service.

  • 1993
    UNIVERSITY OF MAINE, MAHONEY DIAMOND-MAINE

    As an alumni of the University Of Maine we donated a state of the art irrigation system for the Mahoney Diamond.

  • 1994
    EQUIPMENT AND STORAGE SHOP - MAINE

    The company equipment and storage shop space is acquired and located at 247 Portland Street in Yarmouth, Maine

  • 1997
    Nashua Country Club - New Hampshire

    18-hole irrigation system installation at a private, high-end club in Nashua, New Hampshire.

  • 1998
    Long Island National Golf Club - New York

    18-hole double-row irrigation system installation at a semi-private country club located on Long Island for Greenscape, LTD.

  • 1998
    Manchester Coutry Club - New Hampshire

    18-hole triple-row irrigation system and pumpstation installation at a private country club located in Manchester, New Hampshire. 

  • 2000
    Cochiti Golf Club - New Mexico

    18-hole irrigation system installation at a public golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. for Peublo De Cochiti.  

  • 2001
    Brae Burn Country Club - Massachusetts

    Irrigation renovations, bunker construction, tee construction and grassing for a private, high-end country club just outside of Boston.  

  • 2004
    Sunday River Golf Club - Maine

    Completed last 6 holes of construction and irrigation for Agri Scape Golf Course Construction

  • 2004
    Hadlock Field - Maine

    Installation of utility conduit system for the construction of the Jumbo Screen..  This was a project accomplished in the dead of winter under frozen conditions.  

  • 2005
    Spruce Peak at Stowe - Vermont

    18-hole HDPE irrigation system installation comprised of 18 inch diameter piping and 3800 sprinklers.

  • 2005
    Fusion Welding Qualification Training

    Qualified by ISCO Industries for HDPE pipe fusion welding up to 18 inches in diameter.

  • 2006
    Fusion Welding Qualification Training

    Qualified by ISCO Industries for HDPE pipe fusion welding up to 48 inches in diameter.

  • 2006
    KINGSLEY PINES- MAINE

    Installation of the first HDPE athletic field irrigation system in New England.  Field construction included new field mix, grading and sod preparation.  The picture shows large diameter sod rolls in position and ready to install.

  • 2007
    LAKEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB - NEW ORLEANS

    Post hurricane Katrina re-construction of Lakewood Country Club.  This photo shows the fusion of 36" HDPE for the new pump station. 

  • 2008
    Casa De Campo (Dye Five) - Dominican Republic

    A private resort course in the Caribbean designed by Pete Dye required an expert fusing team for mainline fusions from 4-14 inches. 

  • 2008
    MEADOWBROOK GOLF CLUB - RHODE ISLAND

    Irrigation system installation and finish work for David M. Fluery of Rulewich and Fluery Golf Design.  During this two-year project we installed a Toro decoder system and provided the team to complete the golf course finish work.  Working under the direction of club owners Peter and Jason Hendricks, this evolved into a fantastic facility received with great success. 

  • 2009
    OCEAN REEF CLUB - FLORIDA

    Collaborating with George Jones, we installed a full HDPE irrigation system design by Sean Hyduk of Aquaturf International in a unique environment of solid coral with tides that migrated into the work area.  George Jones has over 40 years of experience in the irrigation industry and is the most highly regarded expert on hydraulic conversions and Florida irrigation installations. This reverse osmosis system was very complicated located on a challenging site, we are pleased to say it was a great success.

  • 2010
    Irrigation Systems of Maine changes to Environmental Solutions

    Corporate name change from Irrigation Systems of Maine, Inc. to Environmental Solutions to better serve our customer base.  In an effort to better educate the public, the name change occured to demonstrate our full suite of services, talents and skills.  Many people had no idea we build golf courses, establish athletic fields or design/build anything for our outdoor world.

  • 2012
    HDPE Operator Qualification

    Qualified operator of HDPE fusing equipment by McElroy Manufacturing, Inc.

  • 2012
    Pease Golf Course

    Hired by Wadsworth Golf Construction Company to install nine holes of new irrigation and drainage on the Original Course.  Installed new greens irrigation loops (in and out) for the nine holes of the Blue Course.  Completed various mainline pipe improvements, landscape irrigation, pump station retrofit, pond reconstruction, bunker reconstruction and wetlands mitigation project.

  • 2013
    BALLENISLES GOLF COURSE

    Installation of an 18-hole golf course irrigation system with PVC as designed by A.S. Altum and Associates with RYANGOLF Corporation.

  • 2013
    ROCK BARN RESORT

    Complete cleanup and renovation of golf course due to major storm flooding prior to the Greater HIckory Classic Senior PGA Tour event.

  • 2013
    TPC at Sawgrass

    Installation of 6, 8 and 10 inch pipe mainline including all service tap tees on the Valley Course.

  • 2013
    HDPE Fusion Inspector Training and Qualification

    Qualified HDPE pipe fusion inspector from McElroy Manufacturing, Inc.

  • 2014
    NAS-Jacksonville Golf Club

    Golf course repairs

  • 2014
    Atlantic Beach Country Club

    Installation of a brand new, HDPE 18-hole golf course irrigation system as designed by Erik Larsen with MacCurrach Golf Construction, Inc..

  • 2014
    Secession Golf Club

    Installation of 22,000 feet of HDPE mainline piping and 11,280 of freshwater line.  Bunker shaping, Rough mounding and fairway modifications.

  • 2014
    SPRING RUN GOLF CLUB

    Installation of a 27-hole irrigation system designed by Pignato Group.

  • 2014
    Vineyard Golf Club

    Complete golf course renovation with Jeff Carlson and Hanse Golf Design.