Managing Business Partner
Chris joined the sales team of Tom Irwin, Inc. in 1988 where he worked with his father, company co-founder Jack Petersen. Together, Jack and Chris built a strong company culture centered around a unique collaborative, customer care value structure.
The knowledge and experience Chris gained were put to good use when he was named President of Tom Irwin in 2002. Under his leadership, Tom Irwin, Inc. has continued to grow and serve more clients in New England and New York. In 2008 Tom Irwin successfully expanded its operations into the sports turf market, helping towns and institutions create safer, more beautiful, sustainable fields and common spaces. As a member and president of the Independent Turf & Ornamental Distributors Association (ITODA) and Executive Board Member of ProKoz, Chris developed friendships and professional associations with some of the industry’s leading experts in the areas of sustainability, agronomy and athletic field design and construction.
Over the years, Chris has come to realize that much of the work done by Tom Irwin is predicated on improving existing facilities—many of which were not optimally designed or built to begin with. The desire to help communities and institutions create a legacy of community enrichment has led to the formation of Tom Irwin Advisors. The new company, which can help manage the entire lifecycle of a sustainable sports field, or public green space is an extension of our mission of assisting our clients in fulfilling their highest calling. We are here to improve the lives of communities through beautiful, safe, sustainable parks and athletic fields that will last for generations.