Meet The Team

ED VITULLI General Manager


Ed has been working in the greater Houston area for the past 30 years in the irrigation and landscape industries. During this time, Ed has successfully designed and installed thousands of irrigation and drainage systems. He is a native Houstonian and attended the University of Houston. Ed and his wife have three sons, two of which are employed at Waterwise Irrigation.

  • Licensed Irrigator #2677
  • Certified Landscape Professional #230, TNLA
  • Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, Texas A&M School of Irrigation
  • Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, Irrigation Association
  • Licensed Drain Layer #66368
  • 2011 – 2012 President, Houston Gulf Coast Irrigation Association (HGCIA)
  • Past State & Local Board Member, Texas Association of Landscape Contractors (TALC)
  • EPA WaterSense Partner

“I get great satisfaction from knowing that every project we undertake is done with integrity of product, service and pricing. A satisfied customer is, for me, a symbol of success.”

LAURIE HUHMAN Designer / Sales


Laurie has had a 30 year career in the landscaping and irrigation industries. After attending the University of Missouri, Laurie was employed with several growers and nurseries. After moving to Houston, Laurie continued in horticulture and in 1996 joined with Ed’s team. She and her son have resided in Houston over 22 years.

  • Licensed Backflow Tester #950

“Often when I meet with customers they express the stress & time it takes to drag hoses around to keep their plants & lawn alive in the brutal Houston heat.  It is rewarding to me when customers realize that they can maintain a healthy & beautiful yard with so little effort on their part after our Waterwise Sprinkler Systems are installed.  Life is too short to drag around hoses!”

MICHAEL VITULLI Designer / Sales


Michael began with Waterwise Irrigation in 2006. He has been a great asset to our team primarily handling design, sales and supervision. Michael and his son reside in Cypress.

  • Licensed Irrigator #15227

“I strive to be the most efficient in water usage.  I feel it is my duty, as a licensed irrigator, to value and use water as the precious resource that it is.  It drives me crazy to see sprinkler water running down the street! With our designs that would be the furthest thing from happening.”

ANDY MERRILL Project Manager


 Andy began with Waterwise Irrigation in 2009 after installing and maintaining irrigation systems in Utah for two years. He is our project manager and handles many of our commercial repairs.  Andy is a veteran, having served in the United States Army. He and his wife have three children and reside in Cypress.

  • Licensed Irrigator #19927

“Working at Waterwise Irrigation has provided challenging and rewarding experiences for me. I enjoy working with my peers to provide quality solutions for our customers. I am very proud to be part of this organization!”

JOHN VITULLI Lead Repair Technician


John began with Waterwise Irrigation in 2005 as a repair technician. He left the following year to join the Marines. John served five years active duty, attaining the rank of Sergeant, and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  John returned to our team in 2011. His primary responsibility is lead repair technician. John and his wife have one daughter and reside in Houston.

  • Licensed Irrigator #19937

As a proud member of the Waterwise Irrigation team I am committed to utilizing proven techniques to solve multi-faceted sprinkler problems for you.  With a high level of energy and focus on environmentally sound practices, the Waterwise team and I find solutions that are fast and beneficial to you and your landscape.  It is an honor to be surrounded by professionals who are devoted to helping our community.”



Beth competently handles many responsibilities in the office, including but not limited to: customer service and communication, scheduling, and accounting. She has been on the team since January 2011.

“The most enjoyable part of my job is customer service. It is very rewarding to know that I helped a customer solve an issue and the customer is satisfied with my service.”