Debbie Sanders came to CTI with over 20 years experience in the turf management industry and serves as our Bookkeeper. She’s the colleague at work that everyone wants to know but nobody wants to be. If you want to get something done, you go to her. Priding herself to provide exceptional outcomes to help grow this fast-paced environment. Born and raised in Indiana, attended University of Indianapolis for business studies, has a son. She enjoys being in the outdoors.
I grew up in central Indiana and attended Lawrence Central High School. I have been around the irrigation industry for over 10 years. I have a background in project management and Customer Service.I have four beautiful kids. My life revolves around my kids and I enjoy spending my time off with them. I enjoy watching TV shows and movies with them and watching them grow up. I am very excited to be a part of the Custom Touch team and look forward to my future here!
Mike’s success at CTI comes as much from learning the industry “from the ground up,” as it does from his education in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University. For instance, during his tenure at CTI Mike has performed duties ranging from that of a residential and commercial irrigation designer and estimator to commercial account coordinator and project manager. He is currently our Manager of Purchasing, Inventory and Equipment, in addition to being a valued resource for our sales and operations efforts.
Mike was born and raised a Hoosier and grew up on the East Side of Indianapolis. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Daun of 28 years, and their grown children Dylan, Michaela and son-in-law Connor. Mike and Daun will soon welcome their first grandchild in June. Mike is a member of The Creek in Franklin Township, where on Sundays, he and Daun volunteer in guest services. He also enjoys home improvement projects, landscaping and cook-outs with the family and their three dogs.
The natural desire to help and lead others put Dana on the path of establishing his own business. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in landscape horticulture in 1974. Early years of business tested his persistence and determination. He instinctively knew that great companies are built on the principle of doing the right thing each and every day, and treating clients, colleagues and employees honestly, fairly and with respect. As a result, he has been in business for over 42 years and has achieved numerous industry accolades by upholding high standards of quality, workmanship along with customer loyalty and satisfaction.
Today, Dana is actively involved with the culture and future of the business while allowing his leadership team and skilled staff run the day to day. Along with this involvement he is also enjoying more time with his wife of 42 years who has supported the business from behind the scenes during that time. They have 2 sons that are active in the business. As an active outdoor and sports enthusiast, you may find him on the golf course or in the woods running his Brittany.
John grew up in Hamilton County, and attended Hamilton Heights High School. He has two beautiful daughters. He spent 5 years in the United States Marine Corps including a combat tour to southern Afghanistan. After the military he achieved his lifelong dream of attending The Ohio State University and earned a degree in Criminology. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys college football, hockey, and golfing on the weekends. As the Son of the owner of Custom Touch he has been around the company his whole life and strives every day to continue the values that CTI has been about for over 40 years. Loyalty, Integrity, Honor, and Family.
Elisha was born and raised in the city of Lawrence and graduated from Lawrence Central High School. She attended IUPUI before starting a career a Property Management. Prior to joining the Custom Touch team in January of 2020, she managed her father’s irrigation company for several years and fell in love with the green industry! She has a young son and daughter and enjoys her free time with her family.