Once upon a time a homeowner wanted an irrigation system installed so he hired a irrigation contractor to install one. After the contractor finished the installation and was paid for the work, the homeowner found that the system didn’t work and called the contractor. The contractor’s phone was disconnected and he had disappeared. The homeowner then called another contractor to check the system out and was shocked to learn that only a few sprinkler heads and the controllers were installed. The sprinkler system had no wire, valves, or pipe and wasn’t even connected to the water supply. This isn’t a fairy tale, it is true.
Here today and gone tomorrow is an old adage that is especially applicable to many people and companies who homeowners have contracted with for the installation of lawn sprinkler systems only to have the contractor fold up and disappear in the next few days or weeks.
The result is that the homeowner pays much of the contractor’s fees in advance for sprinkler system installations that aren’t completed. In other cases homeowners have found out too late that they have paid for inferior materials and workmanship and that the entire job must be redone. Some homeowners have determined that they have a sprinkler system that failed because of defective parts and that they can’t repair or replace with standard parts.
For nearly four decades homeowners have faced the same problems when choosing landscape and irrigation contractors. Each state has an association such as the international Irrigation Association and the Associated Landscape Contractors for that state that can assure the homeowner that the contractor has passed a test indicating a specific level of expertise. When a homeowner chooses an irrigation contractor he should take some precautions such as calling the Better Business Bureau, obtain copies of the contractor’s certificates of insurance for liability and workman’s compensation insurance, obtain and check out several references, ensure the contractor is certified by an association(s), determines the contractor’s education and work experience, and determine the number of years the contractor has been in business. There is absolutely no reason why a homeowner should lose money if the find a sprinkler system contractor that is reputable.
Just wanted to let you know you have a really good company. I don't write that often; your office always helps out and the guys doing the work are top notch. Prompt, polite and competent. Can't say that about most of the people I have to deal with out here.
In this letter on behalf of my superior sister Matea and the whole community of the missionary sisters of saint Benedict I wish to express my deepest gratitude for the most generous discounts that we received from your installation of the new sprinkler system. No longer will we have to worry about watering the 12 acre grounds at our home. All the plants smile and we do too. Thank you.
After hearing from a friend that she was pleased with your service, I decided to give Irrigation Solutions a try. It was the single best decision I made for my plants and my lawn. I thank you.
Your crew did such an excellent job. they were so neat and careful with the plantings.
I have worked with five “irrigation specialists” before I was recommended by my neighbor to give Irrigation Solutions a call. My only complaint is that he didn’t tell me sooner. There is no staff more skilled than the Forman at your company. I am grateful that I have finally found a real Hampton Sprinkler company.
Joe is very personable and enjoyable to work with. He is a breath of fresh air in a “Fly by Night” contractor world. He answered all my questions and the work was done in a timely manner. I am very pleased and satisfied with the results.