Once upon a time, smart irrigation control was a hard sell. Property
owners, grounds managers and homeowners associations didn't see a need
for it. "Why put in an expensive smart irrigation system when the old
one works just fine?"
For almost half a century Ed Hunter had a major impact on the irrigation industry. He passed on in January of this year and we miss him. His contributions will stand as a monument to his ingenuity.
Some landscape contractors call it the
necessary evil. Others say it’s a profit-eating, tedious task that only
serves one purpose: good public relations. But there’s a growing army of
landscape contractors that like doing irrigation repairs. And, without
thinking twice, they’ll tell you to take their testimony straight to the
bank with the fat bag of money they made last week doing those repairs.
In the late 1960s, a small but determined band of irrigation
visionaries began assembling periodically in small offices and
dark restaurants dotted throughout the San Francisco Bay
Servicing lawn irrigation systems can
be a very profitable item to offer your
customers. It’s easy to become overly
focused on installations as a
source of income, but servicing is a
profit center that should not be overlooked.