Drake’s 7 Dees certified irrigation technicians are the best in the business with over 40 combined years of experience. To schedule a checkup or make some upgrades for your Durham sprinkler system, contact us today.
The sprinkler system technicians at Drake’s 7 Dees perform a variety of services for your Durham residential or commercial irrigation system.
If you’ve wondered if your current irrigation system is operating as efficiently as possible, it’s time to schedule a checkup. Over time even the best lawn and garden sprinkler systems will need a tune-up to operate at their best. Our team will examine the components of your system to ensure they are operating at their peak both individually and as a group. We may also recommend updating various components to meet your water-usage and landscaping goals.
If your system relies on a box in the garage or on the side of the house to control water usage, and you would like the flexibility to manage your system from anywhere in the world, we can upgrade your old controller to a new WIFI controller which securely connects to the internet so you can control your irrigation system via your phone or computer.
PLEASE NOTE: we are currently booking three to four weeks out for all irrigation requests and repairs.
Our irrigation department is booked through January for NEW sprinkler system installations.
If you are interested adding multiple aspects to your landscape including an irrigation system, please see our Design and Build contact form. Our Landscape Design and Build department is currently offering irrigation installations as an element within a custom landscape design.
A lifelong Oregon resident, Drake has been passionate about plants since childhood, beginning with propagating and growing flowers at his grandfather’s nursery. He opened Drake’s 7 Dees in 1974, while earning degrees in Business and Horticulture from Oregon State University. He later expanded into the design/build side of the industry, allowing him to combine his passion for plants with his love of family by maximizing the quality of family time spent outdoors.
Drake is co-founder of the Oregon Landscape Contractors Association and is a Landscape Industry Certified Manager (LICM)—a designation that less than two percent of landscapers have attained. Additionally, Drake serves on the Board of Directors for the Portland Japanese Gardens, widely regarded as one of the seven best Japanese gardens outside of Japan.
Drake is married to former Oregon Speaker of the House, Lynn Snodgrass. Together, he and Lynn received the Farm Bureau President’s award in 1999 for their service and dedication to agriculture in the state of Oregon. Drake and Lynn have two wonderful daughters, two talented son-in-laws, and seven grandchildren. In his spare time, Drake enjoys camping, water and snow skiing, reading, and of course, gardening.