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Hunter Industries

Corporate Headquarters: San Marcos, California


Category: Turf & Course Suppliers


Gregory Hunter, CEO
Gene Smith, President
Tony Fornaca, COO
Stephanie Brownell, CFO
Jon Truttmann, Director of Golf Irrigation

Hunter Industries is a family-owned manufacturer of best-in-class solutions for landscape irrigation, outdoor lighting, dispensing technology, and custom manufacturing sectors. Its solutions can be found in stadiums, homes, theme parks, city parks, hotels, sports fields, commercial complexes, greenhouses, farmlands, and municipal buildings worldwide.

In the golf industry, Hunter Industries offers comprehensive irrigation solutions designed to simplify watering while ensuring healthy, playable courses. The brand has been an industry leader for over 35 years thanks to its ability to develop innovative technology to create a revolutionary new class of golf course irrigation solutions.

Hunter’s golf segment offers a complete product line that features irrigation essentials, such as pop-up gear-driven rotors, high-efficiency rotary nozzles, spray sprinklers, valves, controllers, and weather sensors.

Additionally, Hunter offers the Pilot Command Center software which can assist superintendents in developing safe and efficient daily golf course watering plans faster than ever. The Pilot allows an individual to individually control sprinkler heads in seconds straight from the Command Center. The pilot allows for instantaneous updating of watering plans to ensure problem areas of courses are well covered while limiting overwatering.

Since its inception, the company’s core philosophy has been to provide superior products that promote optimal landscape health and ambience, sustainable resource use, and responsible growth and community development.

Hunter Industries’ next-generation TTS-800 series golf rotors have an extra-large, fast-access flange compartment that comfortably accommodates wire connections, along with all serviceable components. (Photo courtesy: Hunter Industries)


Hunter Industries was founded in 1981 by irrigation industry pioneer and entrepreneur Edwin Hunter, with the help of his sons, Paul and Richard, and daughter, Ann. The companies first irrigation breakthrough was the introduction of PGP gear-driven rotor in 1983 which launched the “Rotor Revolution” in the landscape and golf irrigation industry.

With the rise in importance of water conservation in the golf industry, Hunter products including the Pilot Command Center Software, will remain in high demand as Hunter Industries continues to innovate new solutions for golf course irrigation.


Hunter Industries is a company that is driven by innovating and has continually transformed irrigation within the golf industry.

Thanks in large part to the 20-year golf course building boom from the mid-80s to the early-2000s, there are a substantial number of courses that are looking to integrate improvements to their irrigation systems. Hunter Industries’ quality and innovation has positioned the company well to take advantage of future projects in the game for years to come.

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