David Tiglio was Vice President of Sales for Hydro-Scape Products and a true friend of the landscape and irrigation industry. His love for the industry, strong work ethic, and outgoing personality led to his success.
David Tiglio started his career working for his father Bob Tiglio, a respected irrigation contractor in his own right, who specialized in large commercial projects and golf course construction throughout the continental United States and Hawaii. When his father founded Hydro-Scape Products, Inc., in 1975 David left contracting to help in the wholesale irrigation and landscape distribution business. He worked his way up through the ranks to become a Branch Manager, then an Outside Sales Representative, and eventually he earned the position of Vice President of Sales.
However; David's career was cut short when he was involved in a boating accident off the coast of southeastern Baja, Mexico, in 1999 at the age of 40. He was sailing at night with a friend, who owned the boat, when he fell overboard. A massive search and rescue effort launched by the Tiglio family and friends over the next several weeks was unable to find him. One of the on-site volunteers said, " The combination of efforts and resources such as the helicopter, the airplane, boats, and Jeeps resulted in a campaign that could not have been more thorough." One of the pilots said that their search grid covered more than 5,000 square miles!
David was passionate in his support of the irrigation and landscape industry and the Tiglio family started The David Tiglio Scholarship FUnd at Cuyamaca College in the year 2000 in honor of him. Each year, deserving students in the Ornamental Horticulutre program are awarded scholarships in memory of his dedication to helping others.
Robert J. (Bob) Tiglio (1932-2005), Chairman of the Board and Founder of Hydro-Scape Products, Inc., was a pioneer in the field of irrigation. His innovations helped change and advance both contracting and distribution.
Bob served in the U.S. Army and later became a very successful contractor in the landscape irrigation industry in the early 1950’s. He made a name for himself as a respected irrigation contractor specializing in large commercial projects and golf course construction throughout the continental United States and Hawaii.
In 1975, he moved away from contracting and into the wholesale distribution of irrigation and landscape supplies with the establishment of Hydro-Scape Products, Inc. His original concept for the company, which continues today, was an innovative approach of providing full-service and supply facilities for irrigation and landscape contractors, all under one roof.
Inspired by Bob, Hydro-Scape Products in a leader in the irrigation and landscape industry with 19 full-service locations serving Southern California, Hawaii, and international markets.
The Tiglio family set up the Robert J. Tiglio Scholarship Fund at Cuyamaca College in 2005. These scholarships will go to students enrolled in the college’s acclaimed Ornamental Horticulture program.