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how many new install do you average per year

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jeff_0, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Posts: 401

    i wanted to find out how many new install you guys are averaging per year?
    And how big are your irrigation crews?
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    None. 100% service and repair.
  3. 2 per week for 10 months...

    1 - 2 per week for the other two months

    2-3 men on install crew......1 being foreman who lays out system, installs timer/backflow....1 being semi-foreman'ish.....helps lay out system...installs manifolds (s)....one being labor
  4. JeffY

    JeffY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    Average about 3 installs a week during the production season (March to approx. November). Other two days is mostly spent on renovations and sprinkler repairs. Have 3 members on the install crew and 1 to 2 full time sprinkler techs.
  5. Maybe you know one of my techs...he moved from Omaha short time ago.....don't know the name of his old business there....his name is Ken Wells Great guy and great employee......
  6. JeffY

    JeffY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    Hahaha...funny you should mention Ken Wells. The company I work for bought out his company, Heartland Irrigation. He sure had a lot of clients I can say that. I never met the guy, but all the clients say they liked him.
  7. Judging by his honesty and integrity....I don't doubt he had a pretty good company....but why is it funny?
  8. JeffY

    JeffY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    I meant the hahah as more of a chuckle. Sorry about the confusion. I really enjoy working for his former clients.
  9. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,839

    We don't get them every week. But we try to. In 2002, we did probably 3 irrigation installs. However, in 2003 we've done 20+. I expect we'll continue to grow a lot in this area in coming years.
  10. MikeK

    MikeK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    We Did 89 Residential systems this year., with around 20 being in the 1.5 to 2 acre range.
    We have a 4 man install crew and usually add a few more when school is out in the summer

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