Penguin Lighting & Irrigation

Arlington, TX

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About this pro

With nearly have 15 years of experience in the landscape industry, we are confident that our team has the expertise to tackle just about any lighting or irrigation job, either large or small. In addition, our team is comprised of licensed irrigators, Texas certified landscape professionals, ArborJet trained technicians and licensed pesticide applicators.

Our main business is lighting and watering your landscapes, but with our wealth of knowledge, we are poised to help you with so much more.

Location

Arlington, TX 76015

Background check

Complete

Years in business

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

9

Reviews

10 Reviews
  • Alan J. Jun 17, 2016
    Sprinkler and Irrigation System Repair and Maintenance
    Verified Review
    Great job! Very thorough! Will definitely use again!
  • Melvin S. May 19, 2016
    I had a very good experience with the workers. They located a station box, replaced a defective valve, replaced two rotary sprinklers, installed a rain sensor, and adjusted and reset the sprinkler heads. The workers were professional in every sense. They did their job well. I would recommend them to my friends and neighbors. I have no complaints whatsoever.
  • Ray J. Dec 4, 2015
    Sprinkler and Irrigation System Repair and Maintenance
    Verified Review
    honest, takes pride in quality workmanship, uses handwork as his reference...often over loaded in his work demand
  • Terrence B. Nov 16, 2015
    Sprinkler and Irrigation System Installation
    Verified Review
    Giuseppe and his crew were extremely professional and worked through the tough clay and mud in my area to make sure that the lawn was taken care of. The layout of the heads allows for my yard to get great water coverage and I can't wait until the spring time to really take advantage. Pricing was very reasonable and of all of the quotes that I received, he definitely seemed to be the most knowledgable and willing to inform a novice like me on the process from start to finish to make me feel comfortable with my purchase. I would definitely recommend and use his services in the future.
  • Richard J. Oct 26, 2015
    Outdoor Lighting
    Verified Review
    He was very prompt, courteous and professional!
  • Scott C. Oct 15, 2015
    Sprinkler and Irrigation System Repair and Maintenance
    Verified Review
    I had a station in my sprinkler system that wasn't working. I assumed it was a bad valve and received a quote to replace the valve. Giuseppe showed up on time and determined it was a missing sprinkler head and fixed the problem for 1/3 of what I was expecting to pay. I will definitely call Penguin Lighting & Irrigation with my next problem.
  • Paul H. Oct 1, 2015
    Very professional service. Giuseppe spent a long time patiently explaining what was going on with our sprinkler system and our landscaping and made recommendations. He followed up with a written description and estimate of repairs which he performed for a very reasonable price.
  • Haider A. Sep 20, 2015
    Sprinkler and Irrigation System Repair and Maintenance
    Verified Review
    Very friendly and Proffesional..
  • Jon P. Sep 10, 2015
    Provider installed drip irrigation in my whole front yard in conjunction with a major remodel project of stone paths, walls, patio. Installed water and timer lines to my backyard for future projects. Installed multi-station timer w/rain sensor. Crew completed install in one day with a visit after rock walls and patio were complete to adjust layout of drip lines to insure proper coverage of trees and new planting. Very professional and polite.
  • Carl F. Sep 10, 2015
    New sprinkler controller, repaired several leaks, replaced a head, added a rain sensor required by code, and replaced a defective double check valve.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We like to meet with customers face to face as opposed to talking via phone or email. During our initial meeting we try to understand exactly what it is the customer needs and wants. From there our team takes that information back to the office where we can begin the process of designing a solution to meet those needs and wants. Communication is very important to us and we try to always let the customer know where we are in the process.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attend the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association's annual Management Workshop and Expo/Education Conference. My various licenses and certifications each require continuing education to renew and regardless, education is very important to myself and my company.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Pricing depends on options the customer selects. There can be drastic price differences between fixtures or style of fixtures. In addition, we also offer advanced transformer options such as the ability to control the system via a smartphone app. Irrigation prices depend mostly on the number of zones and options for controllers, which have some advanced features available.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started working for my father in his landscaping business as a teenager to earn money to attend camp every summer. After graduating high school and after a few other jobs I ended up working for the company full-time. Originally I never planned to make a career out of it but before I knew it I was advancing within the company and a few years later became the company's account manager. A few years after that I became the general manager and was tasked with running the company as a whole. Before too long I noticed that we were getting quite a few requests for lighting and irrigation work. My father's company wasn't too keen at the time on expanding their service offerings, that's when I saw an opportunity to start my own business and I jumped at the chance.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you are looking for someone to do irrigation work make sure they have a license and the appropriate insurance. With lighting there is no need for a license but make sure your contractor has experience designing and installing these systems. Make sure they are knowledgeable about the wattage and voltage limitations, etc. That will save you a ton of headaches later (burning out bulbs, etc.).