IR•RI•GATE (ĭr′ĭ-gāt′) verb 1. The artificial application of a water to land or soil to assist in the growing of agricultural crops, maintenance of landscapes/lawns, or the revegitation of disturbed soil.

Since 1988, Ellibee Irrigation, Inc. has been installing and servicing irrigation systems on Northern Michigan vineyards, farms and residential yards.


Our History

   Chuck and Peggy (Schuknecht) Ellibee became small business owners in 1983.  After the birth of their first child in December of 1984, they were looking for the opportunity to be self employed.  They were partners in a local landscaping company but soon learned that their interest was specializing in irrigation.

   Ellibee Irrigation, Inc. was incorporated in January, 1988.  It was then that Chuck and Peggy became seasonal business owners. This allowed them flexibility to work from home, grow their own business and raise their family.

   Now, after 29 years of service and installation, Ellibee Irrigation is amongst the most respected irrigation companies in northern Michigan. Our amazing customers range from home and cottage owners, to local vineyards and area businesses.

   Throughout the years Ellibee Irrigation, Inc. has donated services and materials to the community in areas such as: Home Builders Association; Father Fred; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Old Mission Peninsula School; TCAPS; Gladhander; Bowers Harbor Park; Northwestern Michigan Blood.

“We have worked exclusively with Ellibee Irrigation for all of our agricultural and landscape irrigation needs for over 10 years. We can always rely on their expertise, honesty and personal service to meet our ongoing needs.”
— Eddie O’Keefe, President - Chateau Grand Traverse Winery
We have been working with Ellibee Irrigation for a number of years and have continued a great working relationship with them throughout that time. Whether it is a simple service call, to trouble shooting an entire system, Chuck and his guys have completed every project without a problem. We have also worked with them on endless installs of new irrigation systems for our landscape projects, couldn’t be happier with the follow through that they provide after the system has been installed. I would highly recommend them for any irrigation help you may need!
— Jordan Valdmanis - Owner/Operator of Old Mission Associates LLC
“I have a residential and a vineyard irrigation system that Chuck and Charlie take care of for me. They provided the initial installation of the Irrigation system and do the annual maintenance tasks too. Very courteous and professional guys.

Ellibee Irrigation is a great company to do business with.”
— Bruce Anderson - Bluff View Farms
I have had the privilege of having my sprinker system installed by Ellibee Irrigation some 16 years ago. It has worked flawlessly every year. It turns on, and does it’s job each spring. No problems, just green grass and plants. In the fall, they turn it off, and it sleeps extremely well, knowing that the professionals have put it to bed. I love Chuck and Peggy’s company and believe that any one who uses them for install or annual maintenance will as well.
— Mike Willett - Northport, Michigan
Thank you so much for the fantastic service. It was a pleasure for Linda and I to have your company install and service our sprinkler system.
We look forward to working with you next year.
Thanks again.
— Mike Lintner & Linda Kniat