winterization included?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    My old boss would throw in a winterization with the install. just wondering if anyone else does this. I am not sure if I should include in my estimates.
     
  2. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 488

    We always include 1st year winterization on residentail installs. Not a big cost and gets them on the right track for future years service programWe actually
    build it right into our costs when building the estimate.

    We have also started to provide the first season of weed control and fertilizer in our new lawn installs. Too often customers don't followup like they should.
     
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Some do, some don't. I did if the possible customer was a little hesitant. I'd throw it in at the last minute to "sweeten" the deal. Explain that it is a $xx value.
     
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,530

    Installs before 9/1 no , after yes.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 22,068

    We would build in first year operation (including winterize)....it sets the
    hook for future management. :)
     
  6. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 807

    We include it for the first year. Cost is minimal, and it keeps customers loyal.
     

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