Over 30 Years of Experience
In 1985, Watermaster was co-founded by Mike Buxkemper and Louis Warren as a local business here in Lubbock. Mike and Louis grew the company by cultivating generations of relationships. Their values of delivering high-quality products and superior customer service built a strong foundation that has stood the test of time. Fostered by their leadership, Watermaster continued to flourish year after year. Mike retired in 2016 due to medical issues and subsequently passed away in 2020. Louis retired in 2021 but remains a part of the Watermaster family.
Jeromy Gowdy joined Watermaster in 1994 and was mentored by these two icons in the irrigation industry. He became a Licensed Irrigator, an Exmark Sales Professional, and a Factory Lighting Professional. He worked his way up to become Sales Manager and a leader for our company. Jeromy now owns Watermaster and is guiding us with his strategic vision grounded by solid values. Over the years, we have formed lasting relationships with qualified professionals and followed current trends to ensure we can offer you the best in the business. Unlike the big box store, our knowledgeable staff will take time to help you do the job right. No matter how you start, start with Watermaster.
Still going strong, they have strived to keep up with new technologies throughout the ever-developing irrigation industry. If there’s a better way to do something we probably came up with it. After all, no one knows water like we do. Along with technological trends, we have to make sure to stay current with all the State regulations regarding the irrigation industry. Since 1985, our reach has expanded to cover the area within a 250-mile radius of Lubbock. We couldn’t go too far away from our roots.
Watermaster is proud to provide a variety of services which include stocking high-quality parts for a wide variety of irrigation needs, landscape lighting needs, and lawn maintenance equipment by Exmark. We take pride in providing in-store customer service to make sure you leave with the right parts and with the confidence you need to make sure your job’s done right. If we do not have the part you need, we will be sure to locate it for you.
Our professional staff is always ready to help you troubleshoot any problems you are having with your irrigation system, landscape lighting system, or lawn maintenance equipment.
We have six Texas Licensed Irrigators on staff and a primary technician who is Factory Certified to do repairs on several brands, including Rain Bird, Hunter, and Irritrol irrigation controllers. We also have three Factory Lighting Professionals on staff who can help ensure that everyone can see the hard work you’ve put into your yard. We are proud to have seven Exmark Sales Professionals on staff who have graduated from Exmark University. Expanding to become an Exmark Dealer in 2017, we now carry a variety of Exmark lawn equipment and provide Exmark mower repairs and service. With all this combined knowledge and experience you’d better believe “We are more than just irrigation!”