Irrigated irrigation contractor!?
I was totally embarassed today in front of a client. The client who has 2 other homes w/irrigation was questioning the estimate and asked to speak w/the irrigation guys. So I set up the meeting.
The irrigation contractor (who I have used very sucessfully in the past) showed up late, unprepared and smelling like whiskey to explain the estimate. After about 15 minutes of double talking, he got frustrated w/the questions the client was asking and said to his partner 'We're outta here' and walked off the site.
I don't think I have ever witnessed anything like this before, in any business. It's not like this is a fly by night business--they're one of the big irrigation companies around here.
Crazy. Don't think I'll be using them again.