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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Waterit, Jun 17, 2008.
I notice Jim Lewis hasn't posted since he landed that big service deal.
He's busy going to the beach and out to dinner at 5 courses restaurants since he's currently livin' the high life!
It's a b-i-i-i-g system!
He kept it to himself, too, I showed up with my Rain Master hat and motor home & he
called the cops!
From greasy spoons to Pinot Gris in one easy step!
Wow! My own self-titled thread??? I am honored!
That estate my irrigation tech. is working on is a large job. He's made a few grand there in just two Thursdays (we are only allowed on the property on Thursdays).
But that's not the reason I haven't been posting to LS. First off, I generally don't post a whole lot during the busy season. I post more in the fall and winter when things are slow. But second, I have been working a lot just trying to land some big jobs to keep our crews working. This is a tough year. Hard to land jobs. But my hard work paid off this week when I signed a contract for a $75,000 job. That's just one residential yard. And just the back yard at that. We already did about $40K in the front yard earlier this year. Anyway, this is a pretty big job for us - the biggest contract I've ever landed. We're starting Monday and it will take a good 4-6 weeks probably. Lots of Irrigation, 2500 sq. ft. of paver patio, a ton of rock boulders and rock slab staircase, a large lawn to install, a ton of plants and trees, lighting and more. So that's the kind of stuff I've been busy doing. I have a few other smaller jobs in the works too but waiting to hear back on a few of those.
Come on, you must have time to and post a pic or two.
I haven't taken any photos of this place yet. But I'll get some before photos on Monday for the back yard project we're starting. The Before-Afters will be pretty awesome.
Just as a side note, as big as this job is for us, it still doesn't outweigh the loss of business we've had this year - sad to say. Landscape construction and new irrigation systems are way down this year. We were lucky to get this project. If I hadn't, I'd be laying off another crew.
Anyone else want to weigh in on how much decrease/increase they've experienced this year?
Our installs are way off - we usually do 2-3 a week, down to 2-3 a month.
Service is down 35% from last year.
Commercial construction picking up some, but housing still flat as a board.
500% growth this year
but then again, im full time now.