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They should NOT choose one over the other. They should both.
Tru-Green and Valley Crest do everything related to horticulture. That is the business you are in.

Customers are busy taking their kids to soccer, working on their MBA, video-confrencing on weekends, etc. They want ONE company to take care of all these concerns. That does not mean that you trim the Poodle and clean the pool while your on property. It means that you are THE guy for all their landscape needs.

In terms of irrigation licensing, you need a license to pull a permit for new construction or installing back flow prevention devices.

This is NOT what you want to do! You want to take care of the broken heads, malfunctioning valves and controllers, remedy the dry spots, in other words, FAST, EASY and PROFITABLE!

If your client puts in a pool and wants you to re-design the system, you tell them you do not have time for that project. Why? Because you do not want it! Too difficult, not enough money in it. Fix the neighbors broken pipe instead. Less stress, more money. Please take my advice on this, I know what I'm talking about. Do not be tempted by a $1500 job that will break your back, when you can do 5 or 6 $200 "quickies".

Tape this on the cover of your work calendar:

Fast, Easy, Profitable.

You won't regret following this advice.
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Craig, I really appreciate your insight into all of this. I hope others reading this benefit from all the knowledge you have shared as well.
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This is some great information. I just started my lawncare business and eventually wanted to get into irrigation installs and repairs. I live in louisiana and the permits and tests you need to get a license are ridiculous. You really need to know someone who can help you obtain this or you will be stuck forever trying to get all the right information. It took me over 4 weeks of calling people everyday to find out exactly what is needed to be able to apply for and take the test. It seems nobody knows what the heck they are doing down here. I was totally discouraged by all of this and had decided not to pursue it anymore. but you have just seriously changed my outlook on irrigation. I see that you are going to do some kind of special for forum members. Is there any news on this yet? I will definitely sign up. I also checked out your website and it looks very good can't wait to start learning about irrigation repairs. thanks
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For information in Louisiana, contact the Louisiana Irrigation Association at \

Become a member and take some classes. They will give you a cool sticker for your truck

The place to start is sprinkler repair. And the best place to start learning repair is \
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