August 2023

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CLCA SFBA Contractor Panel Discussion

Join CLCA SFBA Chapter members for a Panel Discussion on managing your landscape business including bidding, payroll, employee issues and more.

Three Flames Restaurant
1547 Meridian Ave
San Jose, CA

Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM PDT

No Host Cocktails: 5:30pm
Dinner: 6:30pm
Panel Discussion: 7:30pm

Cost is $50 per person

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Partner Spotlight

Horizon Distributors

The Month’s Partner Spotlight is Horizon Distributors

How to Help Your Clients Understand Smart Irrigation
While phrases like “distribution uniformity” and “precipitation rates” are common to us, it can be difficult to translate to a homeowner. Here are some suggestions for talking “smart” to your clients.
Use Visuals They Can Understand
“Changing out 10 sprays to PRS heads can save up to 30,000 gallons of water a year.” Sounds like a lot. Or is it? That number is pretty intangible. So use it in a context your client will understand. Instead, try “that’s like filling up your pool twice a year!” That’s something they can relate to.
Don’t just talk about the savings, show them.
There are a number of smart water calculators available from manufacturers and distributors that allow you to enter real-world data like cost of water per gallon, number of heads, etc. The tools are easy to use and can be entered and calculated in about 2 minutes. Start here: Selling Smart Irrigation


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CLCA Member Benefit

2023 Board of Directors

President – Juan Carlos
Vice President – Andrew Tuckman
Treasurer – Beth Valdez
Secretary – Open Position
Associate Liaison – Marin Villalpando

Aux President – Lesley Peters
Aux Vice President – Girvin Peters
Aux Treasurer – Rick Camin
Aux Secretary – Vicky Parrott
Membership – Andrew Tuckman