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Old 01-22-2007, 03:33 PM
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My name is Ben Weldon. My passion is Well-Done Lawn & Landscape, and just well-done for short. I have been in this industry for a little over 10 years. I am 26 and still in school. College that is, hopefully getting a BS in Hort. and Landscape Mgmt. Already have an Associates. Almost there for my BS, 19 hours to go, add some business courses and maybe I can spread my wings.

I started mowing lawns at 14 with my brother and dad. Had a few jobs here and there while mowing lawns but never happy unless my shoes had a green tint stain. Working and doing school is no easy task. School gone slow, but worth every bit. May get a little competitive edge with a degree.

Stationed in Granbury TX, southwest of DFW, I have lived here most of my life. Don't plan on moving out. Have already got a lot from this forum, just never registered till now. I am a licensed irrigator and have a lot to offer. I plan to acquire some certifications once out of college. CLT, CTP, and so on. EXCITED about it. Already a planet member and soon to expand to other associations to receive and offer help if needed. Will answer any questions and will ask a lot. May only be 26, but I do what I gotta do to see that it gets done the right way, the Green Way.
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How does having a irrigator license effect your business?
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How does having a irrigator license effect your business?
Why did you choose to get this license?
Thanks for the intro.

Gaining an irrigation license has helped this business tremendously. I set high goals for myself, and getting a license was one of them. I want to be certified in what I do on a daily basis. I want people to trust me and feel comfortable with my abilities. They need to know that I'm not just some guy trying to earn extra money to buy beer on the weekends. Not very often do people truly find what they want to do for the rest of their lives. That cannot be said for me. I got this license when I was 19 and fresh out of high school. Irrigation is one of my favorite things to do. Have learned a lot, both in installation and repair. So if anybody have questions, shoot-em at me. I should be able to answer most. It provides a challenge and requires some thinking and planning skills.

Down here in Texas, stripes in the lawn are not very easy or common. Experimented on an Augustine lawn but no luck. Just doesn't lay right. Never had a Bermuda lawn thick enough or short enough. Most people like it tall. Conserves water.

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That is really interesting! Do you forsee yourself getting more licenses in the future? Do you want to specialize in more fields?
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Yes I do see myself getting more licenses. Applicators, backflow testing and not sure yet what others. Certifications definitely though. Some through Planet, TNLA, Irrigation Association. Lots of plans hopefully enough time. Would like to learn more bout hardscaping. Gonna get back into landscaping. Just stepped out for a moment. Got burned. Sticking with my bread and butter for now. Maintenance.
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How important is a plumbers license in the irrigation business? Would you ever go that direction?
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I don't feel like a plumbing license would do much for the irrigation industry. It's mainly bout the design of the system and components. Don't know much of what's involved in a plumbing license. Maybe if I was gonna plumb a house, I could see it. But not in irrigation.

Irrigation is pretty standard sometimes. Seems like there is more to plumbing a house. I have fixed a lot of mains going into the house, but it stops there.
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Can you hook up an irrigation system to a house without a plumbers license?
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Definitely. You see there are actually three different licenses in the irrigation industry. You have an installers license. The simplest of the three. This licensed professional can install everything but the most important backflow device. The backflow device is what taps into the potable main water system. The pipe going into the house. The backflow doesn't allow any water to flow back into the main system.

The next license is an irrigators license. I have this license. This professioal can install the entire system, including the backflow device. For any of my guys to install this component, I have to be present on the job site while the installation is being done. I do not have to be a licensed plumber.

The last is a license for backflow testing. I will acquire this one soon. This person may work for a utility company or on his own. He is hired to test any backflow device. They have been trained only to test them. The device must be working properly or it has to be replaced.
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That is wild!

How long did it take you to get the current licenses and how long will it take to get the next one?
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