Gary Makowiecki is a 1978 graduate of Greece Olympia High school, and a 1980 graduate of Alfred State College with a degree in Agronomy and Environmental Protection. He spent 19 years at Van Putte Gardens. While at Van Putte’s he was a landscape foreman. Gary moved on to Irrigation Tech in 2000 as an irrigation installation crew member. From the spring of 2003 to the present he has been the installation foreman responsible for residential and commercial projects. Gary and his crew have been responsible for many athletic fields and office complexes as well as Stoney Creek Apartments, Linden Oaks Office Complex, Eastview Mall and several hundred residential properties.
Gary married his wife Margaret in 1984 and they have lived in Greece their whole lives. They have two children. Gary and Margaret love to travel when they can, especially to the Thousand Island area of WNY, coast of Maine and the Adirondack Mountains. They have been to approximately 23 different states but none of those are out west…yet. They both enjoy working in their yard.
Gary is a lifelong member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Gary is also on the Endowment Committee, an usher, a communion server, and also helps as a co-chair of their Woods and Water group (to schedule outdoor activities for the church members and their friends).
Gary enjoys traveling with his wife, and hunting and fishing with his son in his spare time.
In 2014, Gary won a small ice fishing derby on Braddocks Bay. He caught a 14.9lb, 39” Pike.