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Hi Tech expands with addition of irrigation service

Monday, July 23, 2012

Todd Murphy, left, and Jim Woods are pictured with some of the equipment used by Hi Tech Irrigation and Inspection Division. Murphy serves as the supervisor of the new division, which was created after Woods purchased Rainwater Landscaping and Irrigation. The addition of the Irrigation and Inspection Division has enabled the business better meet the needs of their customers, Woods said. Jill Bock, Staff
SIKESTON - Jim Woods believes in customer service.

In fact, it was that belief which prompted Woods to add another division to his company, Hi Tech Communications. In May, Woods began Hi Tech Irrigation and Inspections.

While Hi Tech already offers an array of services from telephone systems, data cabling, pc repair, nurse-call systems, fire alarm systems, surveillance systems and controlled access, Woods noted many of his commercial accounts also had irrigation systems.

"I saw this as another service we could offer to make our package better. We can do all the inspections and repairs as one company," explained Woods.

For irrigation customers, Hi Tech developed a comprehensive package.

Woods said the company provides automatic scheduling - in the spring the workers arrive to turn on the irrigation system, inspect and make any needed repairs and provide the required back flow testing to ensure the system is working correctly. In the fall, the workers return to shut down the system to prevent it from freezing.

To make sure the customers repairs are done quickly and correctly, Woods added an extensive inventory of parts and supplies.

"We have a quarter of a million dollars in inventory so we can fix a problem in the first call. We bring the parts with us," Woods said.

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