Hello all... Just joining the forums here. I have spent a bit of time reading the posts and decided I wanted to be a part of the fun Hope this first post isn't too long. I just started my own dedicated residential irrigation company in upstate SC. I have no desire to branch into commercial landscaping or to run this business for the rest of my life, although I do enjoy it (or I would not have started my own ) My education was received during the summers starting 7 years ago in Charleston, working for a man that was just starting in the field and did it only during the summers. I learned by trial-and-error along with him. During this past summer, I virtually ran the company for him all summer. From what I could tell, we did some of the highest-quality work in the area, and the highest quality possible according to our experience and knowledge. I know there are many different ways to do things. I hope to learn different, and maybe better, ways of business and installation. So I would appreciate opinions and value judgements on the way that I do things - anything that will help me be the best I can be. I install: Controller: Pro-C Heads: Pro-Spray, I-20, PGJ 1" Class 200 PVC Valves: PGV and Rainbird DV+press reg. (for drip) Wireless Rain-Clik on every job Backflow: Wilkins 950 Tap-in: 3/4" PEX Compression Tee (is there a better way to hook into PEX and get to PVC?) I use head-to-head coverage and match precipitation rates (ie, knowing that my I-20 with a 2GPM nozzle in a 180deg. arc will put out the same amt. as a 1GPM in a 90deg. arc) and also take into consideration slope and type of soil. I use a locating company BEFORE I dig. =) Any suggestions? I am open to criticisms, or I would not have posted! Thanks so much.