Called for a quotation, which was scheduled right away. Pat worked with me to find a convenient time for him to come over. He drew a sketch of the property and explained the proposed work in detail. He had good suggestions on how we could save some money with during the proposed installation and also options to expand the system in the future if needed (e.g. if we were to redo or add on on to some of the landscaping). He explained all the different products to be used during the installation. His electrician and plumber came in on separate occasions to do pre-install work. Both were professional & pleasant. The main install work was completed in a day. Pat then came over on the weekend after the install to walk me through how use the system/program etc. & to test it out together. Pat & team were professional throughout. Everything works great & no surprises. Would definitely recommend/use again.
We have been using Dowd Irrigation for the last two seasons to assist us with maintaining the sprinkler system that came with the home we purchased. During the first visit, the owner of the company, Pat Dowd, took the time to explain the system to me since we had not been the ones who installed it. He was very patient and helpful and seemed like he genuinely wanted to help. He also replaced a sprinkler head and got the system up and running for us. Since then, his company has come out to service our sprinkler system about two or three times a year, including a visit in the fall to winterize the sprinklers. We have thus far been very pleased with the quality of those services. Perhaps because of this he seems to have a lot of customers and it can sometimes take a little time for them to come out for non-emergency, routine maintenance, but the quality of the work more than makes up for it. Also, to be fair, we have never had a problem with punctuality when it comes to services that are scheduled for a specific day/date.
We had a patio put in so all our sprinklers were ripped out. I had called another company (Automatic who had installed the system) to come and repair it but received nothing but aggravation from scheduling the visit 3 weeks to when the guy finally came out, he said he couldn’t do the work. Dowd actually responded to my email inquiry in a day, and called me and arrived on time to the appointment. Also he provided an expected scheduled date for the work. I was pleased when Patrick Dowd called sooner and said a schedule opened up and his team could do the work over a weekend. We were on vacation but they were able to complete the work outside without us being home.
I was so pleased with finding Patrick Dowd from Angie’s list. He showed up, completed the work in a timely manner. The system works and we will be using him again in the future. He also gave some great advice on our landscaping as well.
My old sprinkler service was getting too expensive, and I didn’t want to be tied to a contract any longer, so I went searching for a new company. When I first called Dowd Irrigation, the owner explained his pricing, and asked about my sprinkler system. He asked for all the details before he worked, and informed me that there was no contract involved, and that I could cancel his service at any time. He was extremely helpful-I’m not very familiar with our system, so before the spring service, he actually emailed me photos of what needed to be turned on and how to do it. When he first arrived, he walked me around the property and recommended what should be replaced. In the past, I’ve had problems with the water pressure in our sprinkler system, but he was able to not only show me which ones were leaking, but also repaired them at a very reasonable cost. I have nothing but good things to say about this company; they always return calls, the prices were fair, and the workers were always on time. I would definitely recommend Dowd Irrigation.
We recently moved into a house and knew little about our irrigation system. Dowd Irrigation came out promptly to inspect our irrigations system and give me an overview of its operation so that we are more knowledgeable next spring when we turn the system on again. Our system was winterized also. I was very pleased with the service I received, particularly the speed in which they made an appointment to come out to the house despite it being in the busy season of irrigation closings.
Pat was amazing. I used him because of reviews on Angie’s List and they were spot on. Pat went above and beyond and tried desperately to get the existing sprinkler system up and running. The old system was here when I bought the house and I had never used it and did not know whether it could be salvaged. Pat tried desperately on numerous occasions to get it working and only installed the new one after many attempts at repairing the old one. When he could not get the old one up and running (as it turned out due to extensive construction damage), he put in there new one and never charged me for all the previous visits he made trying to fix the old one. He is honest and generous and punctual and when I get my front yard landscaped I will have him back to do that too.
I contacted Dowd to winterize my sprinkler system and they were at my house performing the job in less than an hour. To order a pizza would have taken me longer. Very professional, very quick. Pat answered all my questions without being annoyed. Highly recommended!
Winterized our sprinkler system.
Installed outdoor lighting around the house.
Did a great job.