Buckner and Superior brands have a longstanding history within the irrigation industry. Now consolidated within The Storm Manufacturing Group, these brands continue to represent the performance and reliability that have been industry standards for nearly a century.
The Buckner Company was founded by W.A. Buckner in 1912 with the introduction of a patented slow-rotation sprinkler. The Buckner Company helped revolutionize the industry with new products such as the first hose-less irrigation system, the quick coupler valve, the hose swivel, and the sand-resistant bearing and cam-drive sprinkler. The famous Pebble Beach Golf Course was an early site of Buckner’s innovative automated irrigation systems. The Buckner Company became part of Storm Manufacturing Group in 2000.
The Superior Controls Company, founded in Valencia, California by Allen and Powell Greenland, introduced the first diaphragm-operated remote control valve to the irrigation industry. With its extensive line of brass control valves, adaptors, and Sterling controllers, Superior has become a name known for quality and durability. Superior products are used today in a wide range of applications that include residences, municipal parks, sports fields, golf courses, nurseries, greenhouses, and agricultural fields. The Superior Controls Company became part of Storm Manufacturing Group in 2006.
Together, the Buckner and Superior brands continue to offer quality solutions for a wide range of irrigation needs. Our promise is to offer a reliable and affordable product accompanied by unmatched service and support.