Our History

Echo Valley Irrigation was founded in 1986 by Andre Dickner in Fort Qu’appelle, SK. The irrigation world was flourishing and new technology was being introduced steadily. It was the drive for implementing the best and most cutting edge systems that would end up being a main staple for E.V.I. The intricacies of Hydraulics and Pump stations naturally drew him in. He would eventually begin designing and manufacturing pump stations. This was a perfect compliment to the design and installation of irrigation systems that had already progressed significantly. Andre would also go on to earn the titles of Certified Irrigation Designer and Certified Golf Course Irrigation Auditor.

In 2005 the company moved to Edmonton, AB, where it now makes it’s home office. The thriving province, itself a leader in technology and development, would provide a strong plateau for the vision of E.V.I, a vision that is characterized by a drive for excellence. In 2014, continuing its drive forward, EVI opened a new branch office in Kamloops, BC, allowing it to better serve it’s BC customers.

Since then, the company has grown and matured to a point where its experience is matched only by its versatility. E.V.I completes a number of irrigation projects annually in both Commercial and Golf Course markets. It has the capacity to install new systems as well as renovate existing systems.

Utilizing such equipment as Vibratory Plows, Trenchers and Directional Drills, it seems that there is no irrigation project that is outside of E.V.I’.s capabilities.




Golf Course watering systems are very complex, considering a horde of impacts including soil conditions, climate, playability contemplations and more. EVI offers a turnkey service for you that provides you with the peace of mind to concentrate on running your facility, knowing it is in good hands.
At EVI, we take pride in performing all aspects of golf course development in-house. We are well equipped to handle complex irrigation installation projects.  An exciting innovation from our team is the trenchless underground irrigation system installation. Using our trenchless installation process we guarantee little or no site disturbance and surface scarring. For highly visible or revenue generating sites the benefits of trenchless irrigation systems are significant. There will be less downtime resulting in increased revenue generation, less maintenance costs and greater customer satisfaction.
As the producer of first-rate golf courses across the country, EVI has mastered what it takes to keep them performing at their best. Effective irrigation is vital in keeping the golf course healthy, ensuring aesthetic appeal and preserving the value of your investment.


Superior Equipment Fleet
Our comprehensive fleet of equipment ensures we have the right tools to complete any job. Large pieces get the heavy lifting machines are readily available.

Our mission is to provide our customers with:
  • Simple, efficient and cost-effective irrigation systems
  • Superior, professional and friendly service
  • Environmentally sensitive agronomic experience
  • Educated and proven design
  • Artful and creative approach to our natural world
  • Safe and experienced field staff
  • Clear, concise and direct communication
  • Low-emission, reduced-consumption transportation
  • Tested material specification
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Financially viable, long-term solutions
  • Sustainable ecological improvements
  • Dramatic landscape enhancements
  • Historic site preservation
  • Appropriate project equipment
  • Distant and timely project mobilization
  • Goal orientated and deadline adherent
  • Environmentally responsible peace of mind