Brad Bippus founded AZ Irrigation & Maintenancein January of 2012 and brings over 20 years of experience in the local Northern Arizona area. He has managed everything from small jobs to very large projects: involving residential customers needing a simple irrigation controller programming lesson, to major projects at large hotels, resorts, schools, town homes and apartment complexes that have 50+ valves and acres of landscape.

About AZ Irrigation & Maintenance

Brad’s continued commitment to the environment and continuing education in his field has resulted in two national irrigation certifications: Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC) and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA) through the Irrigation Association (a national nonprofit organization “dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation . . . [working] to improve industry proficiency, advocate sound water management, and grow demand for water-efficient products and services”).  In fulfilling the requirements to obtain these certifications, Brad has also qualified to become an EPA WaterSense partner, promoting efficient use of our precious and limited water supply.

EPA WaterSense Partner


Certified Irrigation Contractor

Certified Irrigation Contractor

Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC) Overview

Certified irrigation contractors install, maintain, and repair irrigation systems. In addition, CICs:

  • Execute irrigation projects to meet all specifications and requirements.
  • Prepare installation sites, including layout, staking, excavation, boring, trenching, grading, and back-filling.
  • Cut and join pipe, knowing the limitations of different piping systems and understanding basic hydraulics.
  • Lay out and install piping and water delivery components; backflow prevention components; mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical irrigation controls; and other irrigation system components.
  • Troubleshoot and repair irrigation components and systems.
  • Understand good business practices, as well as construction contracts/legal rights and obligations, and licensing laws and codes in their state.

Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor

Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor


Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA) Overview

Certified landscape irrigation auditors evaluate irrigation systems for efficiency and are also involved in the quantification of landscape irrigation water use. In addition, CLIAs:

  • Collect site data.
  • Make maintenance recommendations and perform minor repairs.
  • Perform field measurements and observations.
  • Determine irrigation uniformity and efficiency.
  • Develop a basic irrigation schedule.
  • Work with a water manager or property owner to manage overall irrigation water use.

Code of Ethics

Abiding by the Irrigation Association Code of Ethics requires the following:

  • Uphold the integrity of the irrigation industry.
  • Protect public health and safety.
  • Comply with all local, state, and national laws and regulations.
  • Adhere to the concepts of free enterprise.
  • Follow fair and honest business practices, including legitimate representation of personal capabilities, experience, certifications, and licenses.
  • Apply ethical business practices to all contractual and warranty obligations.
  • Use responsible procedures in the design, installation, maintenance, and management of irrigation systems.
  • Promote best management practices for water, soil, and energy through efficient and cost-effective irrigation systems design, installation, maintenance, and management.
  • Work to gain respect and recognition for the irrigation industry at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

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5 out of 5 stars

Carol Branning
Carol Branning

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

I have a rental property in Flagstaff and was looking for a reasonable landscaper to take care of my weeds and do some general upkeep 2-3 times per year. Most of the companies that I called would either give me outrageous rates or not show up because I wasn't a "regular" customer. Not only did AIM give me a reasonable price, they came when they said they would, set me up with an online account and made billing easy for me (since I am out of town). This is a perfect arrangement for me and I am extremely pleased with the services that I have received from AIM!

Pamela Posten
Pamela Posten

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

AIM gives excellent service and professional quality work. Brad responded quickly when I called, met with me and spent a lot of time going over my needs. The work was scheduled promptly and exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend them for all your landscaping needs.

Erick Robbins
Erick Robbins

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

We had our newly built home landscaped in the front yard. We are on a corner lot. Here was our experience:

- The quoting process was very easy. The appointment time was done around our schedule, which was very convenient.
- The design was exactly what we wanted and they provided us a plotted drawing so we could visualize the concept.
- The final product looks exactly they way we envisioned it.
- The team did an excellent job getting it exactly right and listed to any suggestions or ideas we had during the process.
- All of the plants look fantastic, the rock retaining wall is awesome and the drip system keeps everything well watered based on the size of the plant.
- The final price was very reasonable and made the process much more enjoyable because we weren't stressing about the quoted price.
- AIM truly does stand by their 100% guarantee which gave us peace of mind because we knew they would live up to their word.

***Very satisfied and would recommend their service to anyone. In fact everyone that walks by our home says that new landscaping looks great and we have the best looking yard in the neighborhood. It was a good investment because it added so much more curb appeal from the standard builder landscaping.

Flagstaff Water Schedule

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Wed. Fri. Sun.
No watering from 9am-5pm
No watering on Mondays