did 32 blow outs today.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,961

    me and the old timer..

    boy we cooked it!

    We were in 3 towns that spanned a radius of 20 miles.. Most were the average 3-5 zone systems but if everyone was home/water off we could of done 40...



    Boss grossed over 1700 in work today with 2 men 1 truck....

    whew...

    I'm tired..
    How was everyone's day?
     
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    uh oh, someone got the magic touch of the moderator:)
     
  3. jimmyburg

    jimmyburg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 701

    Capt. mabe i missed the post from eariler why, but why dont you start your own company? from reading all your post you seem very well educated on irrigation.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 22,071

    Pikers....
     
  5. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,961


    I could..I still have a little more to learn before I start to..
    I have down basic design
    proper water usage
    installation:from bid>pull with the 255>bury sprinks
    I can get 90 % of the trouble shooting right off the bat.

    I just need 2 more good years of service work>trouble shooting>turn ons/blow outs to say I know enough.

    It seems that Where I live there are many Phonies/real tradesmen....
    The phonies underbid the tradesmen buy a large amount.Example we charge 12 $ a zone. there is a brazillian renting a ingersolland compressor charging 6$ a zone...NO LIE! I couldn't in a million years compete with that.
    I wish someone would walk up to me with a couple hundred accounts and say here, you do the work I give you a percentage.

    that would be sweet..
     
  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,961

    ???

    what is a pikers?
     
  7. jimmyburg

    jimmyburg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 701

    dose your state req. lic, with our lic. we have to take ceu and the offer trouble shooting classes.
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 22,071

    Don't you have a dictionary? It's PIKER..look it up. We charge $80 to $125
    for small systems....$160 hr. + surcharge for compressor + fuel after 12
    zones. 2 journeymen..two trucks.payup
     
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,961

    God no...I actually wish they would to get some of this wastefull cr@p out of the ground...I also wish they would be tighter with water regulations and watering black top ect....It will happen eventually i feel.I actually took a course with Ben Fisher on how to pass the Texas LIC test...The numbers are the only thing that could stump me on it...but hey you only need 70% right!!!!!
     
  10. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,961

    dude your boss must of loved you!
    And if you were the boss why did you leave?

    see people around here wont pay that..They would rather have JUAN VALDEZ do it for the half the price...we are about middle as far as HIGH/LOW charges on Cape.
     

Share This Page