Repairs and service only

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by RollTide, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    That must be a very long street :clapping:
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  2. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    I do both but the last few yrs the installs are few and far between with the economy around here,but the service side has been really great. I took the 521 out this morning and located a break and fixed the line and wires in about a hour then located 9 valves dug the covers up so they could be seen I was home by 11 $350 in my pocket only used 12 dry con wire nuts so I had about $3 at most plus a gallon of fuel. Customer was happy and so am I. I do have 2 full installs next week in same development side by side so that will be a nice couple of days. But service and blow outs is where its at if you asked me!
     
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Now that's funny. Actualy we don't have street #s that go into the thousands. Don't even have blocks or a grid.
     
  4. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't touch repairs. Installing is stressful, but I got to sit in the a/c all day. Design, permit, inspection, as built, h/o walk through, get $$$$, repeat.
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  5. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Maintenance, repair and renovation only. After the installers get their a$$es ripped out on the warranty work, the lawn guys come in to tear it up.

    We repair and maintain it; it's an annuity check.

    Teach a man to do an install, feed him for a day; teach him how to fix and maintain it, feed him for a lifetime :drinkup:
     
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    It was meant to be.
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  7. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    How do you guys market/ stay busy in service?
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  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Customer referral. I've never advertised one time, have no website and phonebook listing to minimum. I turn down enough work to start another company.
     
  9. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
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    There is money in installs, you just can't do a few a month and think you are going to be efficient.
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  10. hunterpreferred

    hunterpreferred LawnSite Member
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    We doth both. Install every day, sometimes 2 crews doing separate installs and 3-4 service techs running each day. We do roughly 150 installs per year then they turn into yearly service contracts. I think if you do enough of each they compliment each other well. Plenty of stress and headaches come with whatever you choose.
     

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