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Meet The Team

Meet Our Team Members

Paul Stein – Vice President 
IA Select Certified – CLIA, CIC
CT License #208688- J3
OSHA 30 Certification

A graduate of Bridgeport University in Electrical Engineering, Paul has lived and worked in Fairfield County his entire life.  He is our most senior service technician with a particular knowledge in advanced irrigation systems that include two-wire systems and smart controllers.  Paul is a dedicated Irrigation Professional with over 30 years of experience at Aqua-Lawn, Inc.  He is a member of the CICA (Connecticut Irrigation Contractors Association), an EPA WaterSense Partner and holds an OSHA 30 hour certificate.

E-mail: pstein@aqualawn.com


Gregory Sweeney – Vice President
IA Select Certified CIT, CLIA, CIC, CID
CT License # 289230 J-3
DWBT License # 205080
OSHA 30 Certification, OSHA 10 Certification

Greg, a lifelong Fairfield resident, has been with Aqua-Lawn, Inc. since 2013 and spent much of his summer youth working in the field.  A graduate of Fairfield Preparatory School, he holds a BS in Economics from Salve Regina University.  Greg represents the 3rd generation of our Family Business, served on the board of directors and as President of the CICA (Connecticut Irrigation Contractors Association), holds a J-3 contractor’s license, backflow prevention device testing license and multiple certifications from the Irrigation Association.

E-mail: gsweeney@aqualawn.com


Amy Toth Geckeler – Secretary/Treasurer

Amy, a life-long resident of Fairfield, CT is the daughter of founders Diane and Louis Toth.  She grew up in the family business and assumed the role of Secretary/Treasurer in 2021.  She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University and Master of Arts in Teaching from Sacred Heart University.  Prior to joining Aqua-Lawn full time, Amy worked in corporate accounting, as a teacher and then as a stay-at-home mother to five children.  Amy is a member of the Connecticut Irrigation Contractor’s Association.

E-mail: ageckeler@aqualawn.com


 OFFICE STAFF

Mabel Buttress – Office Manager

Mabel is the newest member on our team, and she’s very happy to be here!  Raised in New York, Mabel had an extensive career in New York City before settling down in Connecticut to raise her five daughters.  After many years as a volunteer in Girl Scouts, Special Olympics, and Christian Education at her church, she decided to head back to the workforce.  Mabel thoroughly enjoys working where she has constant contact with clients and firmly believes that excellent customer service is the key to a happy working environment.  She still volunteers as often as she can, loves going to concerts, and exploring new cultures (especially their food!).  She will always be happy to address any billing of scheduling issues or concerns and is looking forward to serving you!

E-mail: mbuttress@aqualawn.com


Lauren Smith – Scheduler

Lauren joined Aqua-Lawn, Inc. in 2016. She grew up in Milford Connecticut continues there as a loyal resident. Lauren joined our team to strengthen our customer service and scheduling capabilities. She brings a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to providing outstanding customer care. Her demeanor, phone etiquette and technical knowledge are strengths that will make her an asset to our clients.

E-mail: lsmith@aqualawn.com


Diane Toth – Advisor
CT License #208689 – J3

Diane, a Co-Founder of Aqua-Lawn, Inc.  has been integral to the company’s success since its inception in 1972.  She holds an MBA and a BS degree in Business Management from Sacred Heart University.  Diane has helped move the irrigation industry forward holding positions as past President of the Connecticut Irrigation Contractors Association, a past Board Member of the Irrigation Association, and past President of the CT/NY Line Chapter of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction).

E-mail: service@aqualawn.com


Louis Toth – Advisor
IA Select Certified – CLIA, CID, CIC
CT License #208673 – J3

A mechanical engineer by trade, Louis immigrated from Hungary in 1956.  Louie, as he is known throughout the irrigation industry, started a landscaping business and immediately saw the potential of an irrigation business.  Aqua-Lawn, Inc. was incorporated and officially created in 1972.  He created a company culture with strong leadership that followed a few simple core directives:  never avoid hard work, always do more than what is expected, and treat the customers and the business as if it were your own.  He is proud to be an Irrigation Professional and has trained many irrigators to be proud professionals as well.

Louie is a nationally recognized and respected irrigation professional.  Louie has contributed to the professionalism of the industry by serving on the Irrigation Association Board of Directors, on the IA Executive Committee, and is a past President of the Association.  He is currently a member of both the Irrigation Association and the Connecticut Irrigation Contractors Association.

E-mail: service@aqualawn.com


Crew Members

Timothy (Tim) Camarota – Service Technician
CT License IA Select Certified CIT #285705-J4
Backflow Prevention Device Tester License #DWBT.204696
OSHA 10 Certification
IA Select Certified CIT (Certified Irrigation Technician)
CT License # PLM.285705-J4

Tim joined Aqua-Lawn, Inc. in 2004 after working in construction.  He has an Associate Degree from SCSU with a concentration in business.  Tim is a dedicated employee who completed his State of Connecticut apprenticeship and subsequent irrigation license.  As with all our employees, Tim continually receives industry training for design, service and new products.  While in his apprenticeship and since receiving his license Tim has always shown the responsibility and customer friendly service required of an Aqua-Lawn, Inc. Service Technician. Tim has completed a State certified backflow testing program and is a certified Backflow Prevention Device Tester by the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health. Tim and his family reside in Shelton, Connecticut.


David (Dave) Santarsiero –Foreman 
IA Select Certified CIT (Certified Irrigation Technician)
CT License # PLM.0285704-J4
OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 Certification

David has been an employee of Aqua-Lawn, Inc. since 2006.  Before joining Aqua-Lawn, Inc., he worked as a Mechanic and Landscaper.  David has completed his apprenticeship and obtained his J-4 License with the State of Connecticut.  He receives continuous training in irrigation design and service and has received manufacturer training for all our jobsite machinery.  While in his apprenticeship, David worked on many construction sites under the supervision of a J-3 license holder.  Since receiving his license in 2010, David has been a Site Foreman on many commercial, residential and municipal projects.  We continually look forward to Dave’s leadership as steward of Aqua-Lawn, Inc.’s commitment to quality.  Dave and his family live in Monroe, Connecticut.


Mar’rece Sample – Service Technician
IA Select Certified CIT (Certified Irrigation Technician)
OSHA 10 Certification
CT License # PLM.0288634-J4

Mar’rece has completed his apprenticeship training, including classroom and jobsite hours. Mar’rece has completed his apprenticeship and obtained his J-4 License with the State of Connecticut.  Mar’rece is a City of Bridgeport native whose father is a retired member of the Bridgeport Police. Mar’rece is known for his attention to detail and his infectious smile.  A little known fact, Mar’rece Sample was a child movie star, he had a small part in the movie “Clockers” by Spike Lee and he was in a few commercials.  Ask him for details. He is currently raising his family in Bridgeport, Connecticut.


Devon Burden – Associate Jobsite/Service Technician
IA Select Certified CIT (Certified Irrigation Technician)
OSHA 10 Certification
CT License # PLM.0288611-j4

Currently raising his young family as a resident of Bridgeport, Devon grew up locally in Norwalk, Connecticut.  We are lucky to have discovered Devon in 2010.  He is a dedicated employee with a hard work ethic. Devon has completed his apprenticeship and obtained his J-4 License with the State of Connecticut. He is quick to understand the latest technology. He enjoys working with new customers and learning new concepts and techniques.   We look forward to helping Devon reach his goal for licensure and continued success.


John Haydu – Service Technician
OSHA 10 Certification
IA Select Certified CIT (Certified Irrigation Technician)
CT License # PLM.0289053-J4
Backflow Prevention Device Tester license # DWBT.204913

John has completed his apprenticeship and obtained his J-4 License with the State of Connecticut. He also has completed a State certified backflow testing program and is a certified Backflow Prevention Device Tester by the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health. John is friendly and is always willing to learn. He continues to show his strong ability to understand irrigation efficiency and troubleshooting techniques. John and his young family reside in Stratford.