I'm trying to get a few posts going on the biz end of irrigation instead of the technical posts Do you prefer service/repairs, or installs. Why? I myself prefer service/repairs. I can go to many different homes per day, see and talk to many people, troubleshoot problems, fix other companies mistakes. My overhead is also very minimal. I can run the company from my home, our main equipment is 2 trucks (which my employee drives one home every night), hand tools, cell phones, and what ever inventory we have (not really overhead). I don't seem to have the patience anymore to stay on one job for more than a few hours. A few days - forget it. When I'm working I like to keep moving and hustle. Down side - training employees to troubleshoot and repair if they haven't installed before. Learning to fix screwed up systems from other contractors or homeowners (although the challenge is fun), lots of driving around town, which leads to lots of gas money.