About Our Company

Ward Summerell

Ward  Summerell and Shawn Harper are business partners who have jointly  managed and overseen the day to day operations of Advanced Sprinkler  & Backflow Inc. Since 1999. Both are born and reared here in Albany  and share a passion for high quality craftsmanship and friendly customer  service. Their collective talents and professional backgrounds allow  them to afford expert knowledge of irrigation installation, irrigation  service, backflow preventer testing & repair as well as HDPE fusion  process piping.


Ward  brings a background of operations and maintenance from several  industries. He began his career in the irrigation industry in 1999. He  is a certified backflow test technician and holds a backflow rebuild  & service certification as well as a certified backflow instructor.  He also was the recipient of the coveted “Southwest GA 40 under 40”  award in 2012. 

Shawn Harper

Shawn began his irrigation career in 1994 following 4 years of service in the US Army, proudly serving his country through Operation Desert Storm. He is a certified backflow test technician and holds a backflow rebuild & service certification. His experience in the industry is unsurpassed in Southwest GA.


 Both Ward and Shawn strive very hard to bring expertise and professionalism to the industry. Proudly boasting Advanced Sprinkler & Backflow Inc. as Southwest Georgia’s Premier sprinkler company.