new guy to irr

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike M, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
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    I've been going at it with landscape lighting for the last year, and I also have about 22 full-service landscape accounts on the side. This summer was brutal for lighting, and I've been exploring ways to diversify, expand, add-on, etc.

    I learned some basic irrigation while destroying it with my spade. Today I bought a Toro controller to replace my repeatedly faulty Hunter, and decided to add a dedicated drip zone for my plants, including a new valve. My distributor always takes the time to teach me how to do this stuff, and I enjoy irrigation immensely. At the dismay of my wife, I can watch rotors/rotars for hours and I love how the large scale commercial systems run on the golf courses.

    Since moving south, I taught myself how to do basic stuff with irrigation for my lawn accounts. Now I am ready to learn more, but I want to know more about business strategies at this point.

    Where is the profitable business model for service calls--in annual maintenance contracts or in specific repairs as needed?

    Any help with business info on service calls would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. Really really bad timing. Can't you hear the distant cannonballs?
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    "Fire when ready Gridley"
     
  4. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Welcome aboard Mike..

    enjoy this group, we are a lively bunch...
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Let us know if you learn anything.
     
  6. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
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    I tend to overlook the learning part, ask multiple similar questions, and seem to miss everyone's points.

    But I'll let you know.
     
  7. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    check out my poly vids.....

    its how us yanks sprankle
     
  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I guess I have alot of rebel in me, that's not how we "sprankle".:rolleyes:
     
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    I swear to god brandon said to me..

    "eddie, how you gona sprankle this hill"
     
  10. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Maybe you were hungover and thinking about waitresses.
     

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