I just came up with the idea to offer an "emergency service" for irrigation systems. The idea came out of necessity. Our irrigation tech. is always booked up at least 1.5-2 weeks in advance. And often people call wanting someone to come out and fix their leak or whatever RIGHT AWAY. Well, the problem is two-fold. First, most companies around here don't have FT dedicated irrigation techs. Second, those that do are always booked up for several weeks. So customers who have a more urgent need really don't have anywhere to turn to. So I asked my tech. how much money he'd have to make to stay late and do an "emergency" repair, if someone asked. It would obviously have to be done after he finished his already scheduled work that day. He and I agree on a rate that our company would charge and a rate I'd pay him. So last week we got our first call for such work. A customer needed us to come out and fix some sprinkler problems right away. So I informed him we charged $200 to show up and then $100 per man hour plus materials for the work. He agreed. Today I invoiced him for $3250.00. Not bad for 24 hrs. of work. I think we did well on that job. Any other irrigation companies out there offer an emergency service? If so, what are your rates for this work?