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Old 06-11-2013, 03:16 PM
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Repairs and service only

How many of you do repairs and service only? I'm just getting in the irrigation business and since I'll be working solo, and this is a side job to my full time job, I wonder if it would be lucrative to do repairs and service only. I can do installations but it takes a lot longer working by yourself. Especially with limited time.

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Old 06-11-2013, 03:22 PM
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Probably a good idea starting out and maybe even long term. Installs take a lot more equipment & overhead.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:49 PM
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I believe you'll have all the work you want once your name gets out. No one in our small town does repairs and I don't do them unless its an existing lawn customer of mine.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:58 PM
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Thanks ArTurf and Sprinkler Buddy!
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:54 PM
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:42 PM
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I'm a chemical operator working 12hr rotating shifts.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:38 PM
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I'm a chemical operator working 12hr rotating shifts.
My point, you are going to have a rough time being Joe reliable when one week you are working nights and the next days, some weekends off, some not.

Clients want to feel special, they also want the work done in a timely fashion. Of all of the part timers i know, only 1 does well and that is because he has been the biz since the 70s and just took a state job a few years back.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:58 PM
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I've installed 4 systems in the last 7 years, so I'm pretty much all maintenance and repairs. I can make 2x - 3x more money by myself in a day doing that than a crew of 5 doing an install and I have repeat business instead of always chasing new installs. I think it's the only way to go.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:44 PM
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I've installed 4 systems in the last 7 years, so I'm pretty much all maintenance and repairs. I can make 2x - 3x more money by myself in a day doing that than a crew of 5 doing an install and I have repeat business instead of always chasing new installs. I think it's the only way to go.
Thanks bcg!

What little I've done so far I actually enjoy. I like fixing stuff.
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