About Us

From left to right: Aaron Lipke, Jim Krats, Kit Love Robertson, Conner Rothe, Mark Petersen, John Fletcher
We are a full-service sprin­kler repair, instal­la­tion, and edu­ca­tion provider for the Denver Metro area, serv­ing res­i­den­tial, HOAs, indus­trial, and com­mer­cial properties.

We can solve dif­fi­cult tech­ni­cal issues with time-tested cre­ative solu­tions that have kept our clien­tele for over 30 years.
Mark Petersen – Owner
Mark has been repairing and installing sprinklers since 1977.
He started Water Ketch in 1985 and still runs it to this day.
Mark estimates that he has conducted at least 20,000 service calls during his career.
Mark grew up in Denver and has spent many years hiking and climbing in the mountains.
He has dabbled in film since he was a boy.
In 2009 he and his wife won the Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water Film Contest in Los Angeles California with their film More or Less.
Mark enjoys dancing with his wife in his free time away from Water Ketch.
 
Kit Love Robertson – Office Manager
Kit takes care of our day to day operations at Water Ketch.
Chances are that if you call, text, or email us, you will be working with Kit.
He is originally from Muskogee, Oklahoma, “U.S.A.” (yea, like the Merle Haggard song), attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, and has called Colorado home for nearly 20 years now.
Kit enjoys playing music (guitar and Theremin), Telemark skiing, travel, technology, photography, cycling, history, aviation, and art.
He also works as a professional photographer, mainly photographing graduation ceremonies in the Denver area.
Kit grew up around a record store, fitness center, and bottling plant and brings his experiences from them as well as his background in technology to our unique mix here at Water Ketch.
If you really want to get Kit going, just ask him about vacuum tubes, guitar effects, or Cold War era jets.

Jim Krats
Jim Krats – Sprinkler Technician

Jim has been a Sprinkler Technician with us since 2016.
He is originally from Canada and, of course played ice hockey competitively until age 21 as well as some old man beer league play later in life.
Jim enjoys most outdoor activities including mountain biking, skiing, golf, and fly fishing.
He loves watching his two daughters play the sports they enjoy, lacrosse and field hockey.
Formerly a lift mechanic in Steamboat for 20 years, Jim has experience working on heavy-duty equipment in adverse conditions, to say the least.
His Wife is a LPGA teaching pro who routinely kicks his butt on the golf course. 

Conner Rothe
Conner Rothe – Sprinkler Technician

Conner joined the Water Ketch team in 2016.

Originally from Pasadena, California, Conner received his BS in Environmental Science at California Lutheran University, just outside of Los Angeles, before moving to Colorado in 2016.
Conner enjoys the array of outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer from snowboarding to mountain biking.
His goal for the coming years will be to conquer all the 14er peaks.
Conner also enjoys playing many different sports including swimming, water polo and lacrosse.
In high school, Conner received an All-American Award for swimming.

Aaron Lipke – Sprinkler Technician

Aaron joined us in 2018, from the Chicago area. He has a background in Computer Graphics and has jumped right in to assist us with our mapping, T-Shirt Design, and other tasks demanding an aesthetic eye. Aaron has caught on quickly with an aptitude for troubleshooting.

John Fletcher – Sprinkler Technician

John joined the Water Ketch team mid-2018.
Originally from the Chicago area, John came to Colorado with a love of the mountains and everything outdoors. He brings an great energetic positive attitude.