Since our early beginning in 1956, the mission at Acme Systems has been to serve our customers through the belief that we exist to serve.
Our story is about four generations of our family working in the family lawn sprinkler business. This extraordinary family history involving four generations is an important part of The Acme Systems Difference that sets us apart from other companies. The First Generation family member in our family business is Great Grandpa John Lynch (1914-1974), shown here with daughter Pat.
The Second Generation family member is irrigation pioneer Tom Laur, SR. who was born in 1933.
Third Generation family member Tom Laur, Jr. was born in 1955. Erika and Thomas Laur III are the Fourth Generation family members who worked in the company.
In 1956 Grandpa Tom Sr. started L.G.S. Construction Company, also known as Laur Goodyear Systems Construction Company in Milwaukee. In 1956 he was 23 years old. Tom Sr. installed rubber lawn sprinkler systems using Goodyear rubber materials. Grandpa Tom installed sprinklers for landscape architecture firm R.C. Greaves Associates during 1956. Great Grandpa John Lynch started working in the irrigation industry in 1958 with his son-in-law Tom Laur, Sr. John Lynch's business was called Acme Lawn Sprinkler Systems.
Our former CEO Tom Laur, Sr. is known as a Northern Irrigation Pioneer. Tom Laur, Sr. trained irrigation contractors throughout Wisconsin. Tom Sr. also learned from Ed Hunter and helped test some of Hunter's products and learned about pumps at Rain Jet in California. In 1975 he bought Acme Lawn Sprinkler Systems from his father-in-law John Lynch. Tom Sr. incorporated the business and the company was called Acme Systems, Incorporated. Grandpa Tom became an Irrigation Association Certified Designer! Acme Systems became the leader in irrigation excellence in the Milwaukee area. Tom Laur, Sr. retired in year 1998.
Our president, Tom Laur, Jr. started working at Acme Systems in 1977 when he was 22 years old. Tom Jr. is a Certified Irrigation Designer, Certified Irrigation Contractor, and EPA WaterSense Partner. (Shown at right with daughter Erika on a fishing trip.)
Our partnerships proudly include the Irrigation Association, Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association, Milwaukee Metropolitan Builders Association, National Federation of Independent Business, and Wisconsin Green Industry Federation.
About Our Name: Acme Systems Inc.
The dictionary definition of the word acme is the point of utmost attainment. We strive for customer satisfaction and excellence in irrigation to live up to our name.
Our office has been located in Glendale, Wisconsin since 1990. We are located in Milwaukee county. We service Southeast Wisconsin including these 16 counties and corresponding cities:
Milwaukee (Bayside, Brown Deer, Carrollville, Cudahy, Fox Point, Franklin, Glendale, Granville, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Milwaukee, Oak Creek, Oakwood, River Hills, St. Francis, St. Martis, Shorewood, South Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, West Allis, West Granville, West Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay), Ozaukee (Belgium, Cedarburg, Fredonia, Grafton, Mequon, Newburg, Port Washington, Saukville, Thiensville, Bayside), Waukesha (Big Bend, Brookfield, Butler, Chenequa, Delafield, Dousman, Eagle, Elm Grove, Genesee, Genesee Depot, Hartland, Lac La Belle, Lannon, Lisbon, Menomonee Falls, Merton, Milwaukee, Mukwonago, Muskego, Nashotah, New Berlin, North Lake, North Prairie, Oconomowoc, Okauchee, Ottawa, Pewaukee, Summit, Sussex, Veron, Wales), Washington (Hartford, West Bend, Addison, Barton, Erin, Farmington, Germantown, Jackson, Kewaskum, Polk, Trenton, Wayne, West Bend, Germantown, Newburg, Richfield, Slinger), Kenosha (Bristol, Kenosha, Paddock Lake, Pleasant Prairie, Powers Lake, Silver Lake Twin Lakes, Wilmot), Racine (Burlington, Bohners, Browns Lake, Caledonia, Eagle Lake, Elmwood Park, Mount Pleasant, Rochester, Sturtevant, Tichigan, Union Grove, Waterford, Wind Lake,, Sheboygan (Adell, Cascade, Cedar Grove, Elkhart Lake, Gibbsville, Greenbush, Hingham, Howards Grove, Kohler, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls, Waldo), Jefferson (Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Hebron, Helenville, Ixonia, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Koshkonong, Lake Mills, Lake Ripley, Palmyra, Rome, Sullivan, Waterloo, Watertown), Walworth (Como, Darien, Delavan, Delavan Lake, East Troy, Elkhorn, Fontana, Genoa City, Lake Geneva, Pell, Lake Potter, Lake Sharon, Springfield, Walworth, Whitewater, Williams Bay), Dodge (Horicon, Beaver Dam), Dane (Madison, Monona, Sun Prairie, Marshall), Manitowoc (Two Rivers), Calumet (Chilton), Fon du Lac (Brandon, Campbellsport, Eden, Fon du Lac, Oakfield, Ripon, Rosendale, St. Cloud, Waupun, Kewaunee (Luxemburg) and Brown (Green Bay) counties.
Our Life-Long Customers
Our residential and commercial customers tell us that they chose a life-long relationship with Acme Systems for ALL their irrigation needs. We have serviced systems for some of our loyal customers that we installed 20, 25 and 30 years ago. Some of our customers had their first sprinkler system installed about 20 years ago by Acme Systems at their first home. These same satisfied customers had second system installed by Acme Systems when they moved to their second house. We have customers that have been with us for 25, 30, 35 and 40 years.
Our commercial clients range from corporate headquarters to hospitals, banks, office parks/complexes, municipal projects and athletic fields.
We have installed irrigation systems for thousands of satisfied customers throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. Listed below are just a few commercial projects that we designed and installed:
- Bayshore Mall
- Burlington River Walk
- Carroll College Track & Field, Waukesha, Wisconsin
- Froedtert Memorial Hospital
- Monona Terrace Convention Center - Madison, Wisconsin
- St. Lukes Medical Center - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Wauwatosa West High School
- WCTC Baseball Field
- West Allis Memorial Hospital
- West Bend Sports Complex - Quass Creek
More of Our Team
- Pam Laur, Vice President, is happy to schedule your service apointments.
- Lois, our full time bookkeeper may assist you with billing.
- Susan, Customer Service Rep
- Debbie is our CAD operator who assists us with our designs and plans.
- Kevin, installation foreman.
- Jose, installation foreman.
- Abraham, installation foreman.
- Dave, Service Manager, has over 28 years of experience. Dave has a team of about 7 full time service technicians.
Contact us and become one of our satisfied customers!