Service only,no installation

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by somo1, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. somo1

    somo1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 152

    How many of you guys are service only companies, I mean you don't own installation equipment and the majority of your work is service repairs and winterization/back-flow testing?
    Also, do you stay very busy?
    This is something that I am thinking of doing part-time. I work every three days and have plenty of time to service systems and do the blow outs and back-flow testing in the spring/fall. Plus it keeps me from have alot of overhead in equipment.
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Yup, myself and two employees. No installs since '02. And usually can't keep up on calls until about August. Then busy as heck again Oct 1 thru Nov 15. Absolutely love it.
  3. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 807

    There are a few "service only" companies around here. I can't figure out how they make money, but the guys that are doing it seem to do ok. I'd love to sub out my service stuff just so I could focus on installs.... go figure...
  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I have one landscape company that subs almost all their repairs to me. they take care of some warranty repairs, but we do most of it.
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,708

    Winterizing money!! [​IMG]
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,978

    Hank takes more of the crap service work than I ever did..he's younger.
    In his defense, he's learned to walk (or drive) when it becomes crazed.

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