About Us


Originally named Centerville Lawn and Garden, the business first opened it's doors in 1972 by first generation owner Robert Shields while still employed at Mound Laboratories. In those days, the company focused on seeding, lawn repair, and garden roto-tilling.

When his son Tom Shields took over the business in 1982, he added irrigation installation, commercial and residential landscaping and construction projects including water features, paver patios, maintenance and landscape lighting.

The company prides itself on being a full service company; they start with a design produced by their landscape designers, hand select the finest plants and materials and their landscape craftsmen bring the design to life. They then follow up the work with continued maintenance and care.

It is not unheard of to have the same customer return with additional projects over a 15-20 year period. Many clients that engaged Centerville Landscaping to provide landscape services for their first house and are now on house two or three continue to find innovative designs and value from the services of Centerville Landscape & Irrigation.

Employee Spotlight


Tom Shields
President of Centerville Landscape & Irrigation

Tom oversees all areas of production and meets regularly with his division managers to monitor progress and growth. Tom has over 40 years experience dealing with drainage, lawns, landscapes, irrigation, pavers, and unique site conditions


J.C. Wheaton
Irrigation and Lighting Manager

Since 1993 the division has been managed by J.C., who demonstrates his ability and dedication to the industry through ongoing education, and involvement with trade orginizations. He is a certified Irrigation Contractor, Auditor and Designer through the National Irrigation Association, and has been active in the Ohio Irrigation Association since 2006. He is the current and three time president of the OIA. From the simplest broken head repair to the most complicated multi-zone sprinkler system J.C. can get the water to flow and spray exactly where you want it. In addition, J.C. and his crews bring the same level of expertise to outdoor lighting as they do irrigation projects.


Tim Ludwig
Senior Landscape Designer

Since 1985, Tim has been designing landscapes in the Dayton area. He is a graduate Landscape Architect from Purdue University and specializes in hardscape projects involving pavers, walls, pergolas and water features. From simple foundation plantings to complex multi-level outdoor rooms, Tim can transform the clients dream to reality.


Tim Meyers
Operations Manager

Tim's duties as Operations Manager are coordination of equipment, personnel needs as well as procurement of materials. Add to the above duties the estimating and managing our Landscape Maintenance division, Tim becomes one of our most valuable employees. He is key to keeping everyone in line and our operation running smoothly, ensuring constant client satisfaction.


Staci Sigurdson
Office Manager

The first voice you will usually hear when calling our office is that of Staci. Graduating in 2000 from Bowling Green State University School of Business, Staci has been maintaining and managing all day to day office operations for Centerville Landscape and Irrigation since 2004. Her keen eye for detail and thorough follow up, insures that any issue brought to her attention will be quickly and fully resolved. With her quick wit and easy smile, she contributes to the good natured dynamic prevalent at our company.