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The last 10 posts

Tuesday, October 21st 2003, 10:09am

by Rays Sprinklers

ne time

Monday, October 20th 2003, 7:50am

by bhungue2


Sunday, October 19th 2003, 3:48pm

by Rays Sprinklers

yea i do what RVLI said too. Hunter makes doorhangers found in their online store, you can choose from a few each having a really snappy slogan, where you can have them personlize them with your co name and phone, or you can do it yourself. Check em out... Click online store.

Wednesday, October 15th 2003, 8:55am


How much profit on a system like that?

What I do is add all the matierials (pipe, heads, valves, ect) with the labor.

Wednesday, October 15th 2003, 7:55am

by bhungue2

I was wondering how do you usually go about bidding a job. The guy a worked for would step off the yard. Charge $20 dollars for every spray head(rainbird 1800)to be installed and $50 dollars for every gear drive(rainbird 5004 plus)to be installed then he adds a $1000 dollars (for tying in the main, the valves, timer, etc.), then he may add some here and there for boring under sidewalks, or for other things here and there.
ie. a job will require 10 gear drives, 50 sprays - cost = 10*50 + 50*20 + 1000 = $2500. Does this sound good, or does it sound like high bidding?

Friday, October 10th 2003, 1:39pm


Doorhangers are a great idea, what I do is print out fliers and put them in doorbags. I also just put an ad in the paper for winterizations.

You can find the doorbags here:

Friday, October 10th 2003, 7:53am

by bhungue2

I hadn't thought of the door hangers. That sounds like a good one.
Is there anything else that you guys feel is important for me to know before beginning my business? Any suggestions are more than welcome.

Thursday, October 9th 2003, 4:31am

by SprinklerGuy

I would probably stay away from big newspapers...we don't do small ones either. The door hangers are probably your best bet...cheaper than other forms of advertising.

Then hit up your happy customers for referrals.

Wednesday, October 8th 2003, 3:21pm


I use a small newspaper ad every week of the year just to keep my name around town and noticed. That is about it. Other than that I am word of mouth and fliers/doorhangers.

Wednesday, October 8th 2003, 2:51pm

by bhungue2

Our advertisements in the newspaper very effective?