Your Irrigation Consulting and Water Management Partner

Friday, January 19, 2018


Ken DiPaola


Mr. DiPaolo is President and owner of HydroSystems•KDI and manages all irrigation system design, planning, production, scheduling and construction administration work.

Mr. DiPaolo began his career in irrigation in 1976 as an irrigation designer at The Warner Company, a local wholesale supplier. In 1988 The Warner Company sold out to Ferguson Enterprises and opened his own wholesale irrigation supply business called Westurf Distributors.  Mr. DiPaolo was a managing partner and owner in Westurf Distributors until October 1999 when he sold the business to United Green Mark.  Throughout the 23 years in the wholesale supply business, Mr. DiPaolo provided design-built irrigation designs at the contractor level. He developed several design programs that are still being utilized to educate contractors in the Denver area. He also taught basic irrigation design and installation for 5 years at Arapahoe Community College in Colorado.

In 2000, Mr. DiPaolo opened a small irrigation design and consulting business called KDI Designs, specializing in contractor design-built irrigation projects. In August 2002, KDI Designs merged with HydroSystems and became a co-owner in HydroSystems•KDI, Inc. 

As of February 2007, he has become the sole owner of Hydrosystems•KDI and assumed all operations and management responsibilities of the company.  This combination of the wholesale supply industry and design experience has given Mr. DiPaolo the unique qualifications to understand all aspects of irrigation system design.

Mr. DiPaolo has developed irrigation master plans, construction documents and construction period services for such notable projects as:

Park Hill Golf Course, Denver, Colorado • Red Rocks Country Club • Promontory in Greeley • I70 (I25 west to Huron Street) project for Colorado Department of Highways •  Memorial Park for City of Arvada • Dick’s Sporting Goods Stadium and Soccer Complex, Commerce City, Colorado • Glendale Sports Complex , Glendale, Colorado • Denver Federal Center Central Control Conversion, Lakewood, Colorado • Back Country Master Plan, Highlands Ranch, Colorado • Civic Center Park Redevelopment, Denver Parks, Colorado • Golden High School, Golden, Colorado • South High School, Denver Colorado • Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver, Colorado

University of Colorado –2 years (General Studies)
Mechanical Drafting Certificate from Siebel School of Drafting

Irrigation Association Certified Irrigation Designer – Golf Course Design
Member, Irrigation Association