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Irrigation Co. in Fla. My need a job

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Kartanimal29, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. Kartanimal29

    Kartanimal29 LawnSite Member
    from Ct.
    Posts: 209

    Well after 34 year here in Ct. the Wife and I are thinking about moving to Fla. I'd like to know some of the larger Irrigation Co. I have 13 years of Golf and Residential install's and service. I can pretty much do anything and run may types of equipment, a shovel up to a 300 series excavator.

    Thanks Todd

  2. DeepRoots

    DeepRoots LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    check monster.com
    i saw a job in fort myers and one in jax not too long ago.
  3. mojob

    mojob LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 515

    You might as well move to Florida. Everyone else from the northeast has. Sorry, ex Florida native here. Just had to ***** a little about all the people that flooded Florida.

    Sorry, I didn't know the word that is used for a female animal was a no no here.
  4. Kartanimal29

    Kartanimal29 LawnSite Member
    from Ct.
    Posts: 209

    Were just getting sick of the snow up here, plus the racin season is 365 days down there
  5. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,274

  6. Ed G

    Ed G LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    I moved to the Orlando area from East Lyme, Ct.

    Be prepared for total cultural shock. Pace of life down here is sooooooo much slower than you are used to and wages are much, much lower.

    I am a homeowner, so don't know about starting a business, but irrigation companies are a dime a dozen down here. Of course a good irrigation pro would stick out like a sore thumb and be well received. A plan with your estimate would be unique.

    It takes a good year to start like living down here - be prepared for that.

    Unti you get a business going, I understand the irrigation guys who work for disney and universal studios like their jobs very much.

    Racing season huh? Post back here on your first impressions of Bithlo.

    Good luck to you!
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    It's a biatch but you can often work around things like this. :laugh:
  8. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

  9. zliminator

    zliminator LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    in central FL, anyway. Higher int. rates, higher ins and property taxes is keeping people from buying. My cousin who works at a truss co. here in Polk Co. was swamped for about two years up until just recently. Now he gets off at 2. Its usually slow for irr co.s now because its the rainy season, but it will pick up in December, from what I hear.
  10. speedbump

    speedbump LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

    Zliminator is right about that. It's so bad that sprinkler companies are hiring guys that will work for less than minimum wage. Probably some of the illegals we have so many of.

    I was as the CVS Pharmacy this morning and saw this installation.

    Check this out.



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