Tim Black is the founder of Irrigation Tech and serves as a consultant to Gary G., who acquired Irrigation Tech from Tim. Tim graduated from Hilton Central in 1979. He then went to SUNY Delhi to study horticulture followed by SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry for landscape architecture. During the summers between college years, he worked in the industry at Geyssen’s Nursery, Van Putte Gardens and for a small grading and excavation company based in Greece. For the first two years after college, he worked full time for the grading and excavation company and began a landscape design/build firm part time. In 1985 his landscape company became full time. The company grew quickly, and irrigation soon became a large percentage of the total work being done. In 1988 the decision was made to narrow the focus to irrigation only.
Tim married Caroline, a 1977 Greece Arcadia graduate, in 1987. In 1990 they had their first son, Gavin and in 1992 their second son Alex. Gavin is a police officer in Georgia and will be married soon. Alex is a nurse at Strong and is still single.
Tim and Caroline both enjoy gardening very much. They spend a fair amount of their free time in the back yard weeding, relocating, and planting their new plant finds. They also enjoy just being outdoors and gravitate toward local and western NY parks for walking and biking trips. This gives Tim the opportunity to practice his photography. Tim is a member of the Rochester Rotary.