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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by lawnboy, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. lawnboy

    lawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 321

    I have a company that services about 300 acounts, and we are having problems with our subcontractor for sprinklers. I was wondering if anyone knew of a training coarse in the sprinkler area in Michigan. We are located in West michigan, so of coarse the closer the better. Thanks.
  2. Rotor-Man

    Rotor-Man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 126

    Lawnboy, left a message on your e-mail.
  3. azturfpro

    azturfpro LawnSite Member
    from arizona
    Posts: 57

    Open your own irrigation department . We do on average 20-35k a month in irrigation repairs and maint . I have it in all my contracts that so many hours a month are included for irrigation checks and you can always find something to bill for . I charge $40.00 an hour and parts plus a 50% markup and people eat it up . Personally , I would not want another company to do my irrigation repairs as that can leave the door open for them to steal the account . There is a well known irrigation repair company out here that was doing just that . They would market their services to small companies and next thing they knew they had lost half their accounts . I pretty much exposed them for the cheats they were . They opened another yard in a different part of town and had no visible links between the two companies .
  4. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, wonder who that was?
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647


    I like your sprinkler party approach..................Has it worked? brief details?
  6. lawnboy

    lawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 321

    I think you guys misunderstood me. We do not do the sprinkler repairs, nor installs ourselves. Because of our problems with subcontractors on this part of our service, we would like to be trained to do it ourselves, and not sub it out. Is there anyone that does this in the Michigan area. If not, where could we go for this training...thanks
  7. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Posts: 930

    Find a local supplier in your area. They usually have training courses in the winter when you can't do anything.
  8. navyman

    navyman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Spartan Distributors in Sparta , MI.which is located a bit east of Muskegon offers classes in the winter early spring, also Century rain aid in Grand Rapids should be able to help
  9. lawnboy

    lawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 321

    thanks navy

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