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Hunter Industries presented the Hunter Trailblazer Award to Steve Bush of Bush Turf, Inc.

Steve Bush receives Hunter Industries’ Trailblazer Award

Hunter Industries presented the Hunter Trailblazer Award to Steve Bush of Bush Turf, Inc.


Hunter has a tradition of recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to the irrigation industry. The Trailblazer Award is meant to showcase professionals whose innovation, leadership, and forward thinking not only benefit Hunter Industries, but also the irrigation industry as a whole.


Bush Turf is an innovator and leader in the athletic field construction industry. The company has worked with the Los Angeles Dodgers as well as Big Ten and Big XII universities, along with PGA golf courses. Bush Turf has been featured in many trade magazines and often contributes timely articles on hot topics such as drainage, cost-effective field construction, and irrigating synthetic surfaces.


Bush Turf is a full-service athletic field construction company that specializes in turnkey design, construction, and renovation. Bush Turf specializes in native soil, sand-based, and sand-capped fields. They have built a number of artificial turf fields as well. Bush is one of the only sports field contractors in the country that use state-of-the-art GPS-guided equipment to build fields to exact elevations specified. This equipment allows for accurate as-built drawings along with the ability to restore a field to its original design if it has been damaged or needs to be renovated.


A 20-year veteran of the turf grass industry, Steve is a Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM), a certified professional in erosion control, and an agronomist. He was presented with a dramatic wildlife print from photographer Thomas Mangelsen’s “Images of Nature” photo gallery for his hard work and dedication. 


Hunter Industries is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of irrigation equipment for the landscape and golf course industries. From drip irrigation to controllers, sensors, and central controls, Hunter produces a complete spectrum of water-efficient products for commercial and residential applications. With more than 250 product patents and 40 trademarks to its credit, Hunter is considered the innovation leader in irrigation equipment.

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