?? Who has gotten started yet & when are you planning to??

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Flow Control, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,267

    Our rule of thumb is we don't open our doors until April 15th
  2. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,274

    Hell, I had people calling last week wondering if we could fire up their systems! It hit 80 deg, but now they are calling for upper 20's this weekend and into next. Had one new install call and wonder if we were going to get started this week or next. Told them No...it is raining and too damn muddy to get a machine in most places. Probably start firing up commercial properties next week and just leave the controllers off. It's starting.
  3. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 829

    That should be my rule. I usually get too excited and scared that we'll be too busy so i try to get started earlier than I should.

    We had 80 degree days here this week and so some want to be turned on this weekend. 10 day forcast is already calling for a few days of below freezing temp though.

    I think our offical start day will be that Monday after Easter (the 9th I think)
  4. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    Been working for 2 weeks now.....
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,226

    A little over 2 weeks as well. Booked out all next week, and sporadically through April. And of course, the weather is changing tonight. Cold, rainy, snowy the next few days. I don't like turning them on so early, but they asked for it, and you know what.......... I like making money.
  6. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,129

    We had no winter in South Carolina....6 weeks out on installs...6-10 service calls a day...turned down 3 installs today....
  7. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,267

    6 Weeks out on installs that's excellent, especially since I thought you were more into service that installing. How many installs is 6 weeks worth? (not $$ but number of jobs)
  8. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,129

    I do only one install a week and the rest of the week I do service calls which is about 20-25 a week if doing an install. This week is service only and I have done 20 in 3 days and 11 more for Thursday and Friday plus 7 more for next week. Next week will be a $2500 repair job at a multi-tenant site plus service calls. Repair job is replace two 2" Rain Bird PEB valves, bore a 40ft drive(cut wires under drive), cut asphalt and repair leak under parking lot.
    I will be doing service only from May until end of September.

    In SC irrigation is all year for me....
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,174

    Pretty nice london...post some pictures of your Ferrari service truck.
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,764

    I think Eddie Griffin crashed that ride

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