Our Team

EC Design Group, Ltd
EC Design Group, Ltd

An irrigation design and management resource company with over 35 years of turf and irrigation related experience backed by over 400 projects. Our broad background of turf and construction management long with a certified irrigation design team, gives EC Design Group the true knowledge backed by experience to handle all levels of irrigation projects. This experience coupled with our continued strive for excellence by participating in teaching college irrigation design courses and being published in various trade magazines makes EC Design Group an experienced consulting firm.

Erik Christiansen, ASIC, TCEQ
Erik Christiansen, ASIC, TCEQ
President
EC Design Group, Ltd.
(515) 225-6365

Erik is president of EC Design Group, Ltd., an irrigation design and water management resource company. For over 35 years Erik has been actively involved in the golf and commercial irrigation industry. He started out as a golf course superintendent at Willow Creek Golf Club, a 36-hole operation, moving onto irrigation contracting and distribution of golf and commercial irrigation products before finally organizing EC Design Group, Ltd. in 1993.

Having a balance of experience from being a superintendent, involved in irrigation installation and distribution, and servicing of irrigation products gives Erik the wide range of experience needed in today's irrigation design. The net result helps Erik bring together quality irrigation projects by a good channel of communication between not only project Owners but also all parties involved, from the contractor to the suppliers.

Erik enjoys balancing all aspects of the irrigation consulting business by being a certified irrigation designer and staying involved with teaching irrigation design classes at various Universities. His roles also involve educational seminars to golf and commercial irrigation related groups throughout the country along with being published in various industry publications. This commitment to the industry helps Erik keep up with the ever-changing irrigation market.

Lisa Rudish, ASIC
Lisa Rudish, ASIC
Design Associate / Office Manager
EC Design Group, Ltd
(515) 225-6365

For over 30 years Lisa has been actively involved in the irrigation industry. Lisa received her degree in Horticulture at Kirkwood College. In 1984 she was introduced to the irrigation design division with both commercial and residential responsibilities while working at a nursery/garden center. Lisa started designing residential/commercial systems for an independent installer in the Quad Cities before moving into a distributor branch coordination position for an irrigation company in Des Moines and Minneapolis.

In house working relationships with suppliers and customers has given Lisa the ability to communicate throughout the entire irrigation project. She keeps current with new irrigation options by actively participating in meetings and manufacturers seminars. Lisa enjoys being involved in irrigation projects, as her passion for the outdoor environment continues.

Larry Collins
Larry Collins
V.P. Field Operations
EC Design Group, Ltd.
(847) 946-0571

Larry is a member of the EC Design team based in the Chicago area. Over the last 20 years Larry has been involved in the irrigation and turf industry in many different capacities. He began his career in the irrigation business as an assistant superintendent in charge of 27 holes of irrigation in Charlottesville, Virginia.

After leaving the golf course, Larry worked in the irrigation distributor business in service and sales roles. From there he was hired as a field training manager for an irrigation manufacturing company and was involved in training superintendents all over the world in irrigation control software. After 3 years of being a trainer, he returned to irrigation distribution in the Chicago area.

Through the different roles Larry has had in the irrigation business he is able to more completely understand what is in involved in the irrigation consulting business.