I got a call earlier this week from a past customer for whom I installed a Rain Bird HP-12 sprinkler controller back in 1991. The controller was quirky, made for Rain Bird in France as I recall, but the darn thing still works, and she is used to it. She needs other sprinkler work done, and got my name and number from the sticker I put on all new controllers. She is now 87, and has had bad experiences with different kinds of contractors over the years. She said that she remembered that I was honest and trustworthy. Kinda made my day. I only installed maybe a dozen of these, icluding one at my own house. My go-to controller back then was probably the Hydro Rain HR-6100. Didn't much like RB CRCs but ran into them on jobsites too. Can't remember when Irritrol started making Total Controls, but I think it was the first controller with a non-volatile memory that I ever installed. That was a turning point for me.