04-09-2002, 10:14 PM
I have an opportunity to buy a sprinkler repair, maintenance and install business(primarily residential) and landscaping( installing sod, mulch and rock, trees and shrubs). I have no experience in the sprinkler business. The seller is offering me two months of training and then he is moving to another state. He is selling his customer list of approximately 450 clients for $45,000. About half of these are good for annual turn on/shut down. Do you guys think this is enough training to get me started(I would probably get about 5 turn ons/repairs a day and 5 new installs before the owner leaves. Or should I just work for someone else a season or two and then buy a business.