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Old 12-21-2013, 10:57 PM
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Tips for a beginner in irrigation in Texas?

I'm just starting out on my own and need some advice on how to advertise.

I have landed a couple of small repair gigs but nothing major yet.
How did you guys advertise when you just started out?
Do you have any tips for me?
How well off am I?

Here is a little about me-
I have 3 years of landscape/irrigation experience and I am 19.
I am a licensed irrigator in the DFW area.
My rate is $65 per man hour + parts
I have a truck,521, accounts with Ewing and Longhorn.
College student
Just started a month ago.
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:29 AM
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How did you get your irragtion license?? Any books or schools you recommend? I'm wanting to get mine I'm in El Paso tx..
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:07 PM
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You have to take the 40 hour irrigators course and then pass the exam.
My teacher was Phil Shepard from Irrigation System Solutions. He wrote his own book. I think he teaches a class near el paso.
Getting the license isn't really that hard man, it just takes forever and cost a bunch of money.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:09 PM
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What areas in N. Texas are you looking to do work? I'm looking for someone knowledgeable to refer irrigation work to. I'm in the Lewisville/Flower Mound area.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:24 PM
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I'm located in Garland so I'm able to work from Flower Mound to Rockwall.
Are you looking for someone to handle installs and repairs?
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:15 PM
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I'm located in Garland so I'm able to work from Flower Mound to Rockwall.
Are you looking for someone to handle installs and repairs?
Mostly repais now, but may need installs on future work.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:39 PM
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Mostly repais now, but may need installs on future work.
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The holidays are coming up so let me know of a time you will be available to meet up.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:09 PM
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The holidays are coming up so let me know of a time you will be available to meet up.
Sure, will do. Private mesg me your info.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:14 PM
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Thanks.. Does he have website ??
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:18 PM
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Yes http://www.isstx.com/
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