Welcome to the Carolina's Irrigation Association (CIA) Website!

Waterpalooza Spanish Class PhotoOur website is full of information and resources that will be of great value to our member contractors and their customers in North and South Carolina. 

One of the primary goals of the CIA is to support education and the advancement of knowledge amongst our industry.  We offer a wide variety of educational opportunities across the North and South Carolina regions.  Please visit our Education section for a list of upcoming classes.

Browse through our website to learn more about who we are and the different membership event and benefits we offer.  You can also learn more about us by clicking on our social media icons below!


Message from the 2017-18 CIA President Erich Kolb

Happy New Year to everyone!

The holidays have past and cold weather is upon us. It's a time to review the past year, sharpen the shovels, and renew our spirit for the upcoming season. Looking back at 2017: What were some of your most meaningful associations from a business perspective? Did you foster relationships that brought you a return in your professional development? Were you actively involved with your professional association, The Carolinas Irrigation Association?

Moving into 2018, I encourage each of our members to put a plan together to get actively involved with our organization. Here are a few ways for you to do just that:

  • Join us for our two golf outings – Charlotte is scheduled for April 19th and Raleigh for June 14th.
  • Attend the CIA education and networking events like our Waterpalooza (October 2018) or Last Chance (November 2018).
  • Consider joining a committee and share your ideas with other CIA members.

Get the most out of your association. Mark a CIA event on your calendar. Benefit from the knowledge, expertise and peer relationships available through the CIA. Please contact us if you have any questions or interest!

We are currently in our 2018 Associate Membership Campaign. If you are an Associate member you should have received CIA membership renewal information from Melissa Klingberg, our Executive Director. The CIA is committed to enhancing the membership experience for all of our members. We have added another networking event to our 2018. The Raleigh Summer Golf and Education outing is planned for June 14, 2018! We continue to improve the quality and quantity of our events to enhance the value of membership.

Thank you to all our Associate and Contractor members for your support in 2017! We look forward to an exceptional 2018. The CIA events started off this week with our "Through the Pipes" Education sessions at the Green and Growin' show in Greensboro. Be sure to visit our booth also on Thursday and Friday!

If you have any questions about the CIA and how you can become more involved in the association please contact me at erich@seagreengrass.com or our Executive Director, Melissa Klingberg, at melissa@carolinasirr.org.


Erich Kolb
President, Carolinas Irrigation Association


Upcoming Events

There's a lot planned for the irrigation industry for 2018.  Save the date for these exciting upcoming events:

  • Charlotte Golf Tournament & Continuing Education
    We've got the event for you! Join us for a half-day of CEU courses in the morning and a golf tournament in the afternoon at the Carolinas Irrigation Association's 2018 Golf Tournament & Continuing Education at Raintree Country Club on April 19th. All proceeds from the tournament go to the Irrigation Association's E3 scholarship for NC students!  Visit the web page here for complete details.