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My name is Erika Laur. My father owns Acme Systems, Inc. This company has been owned by my family for over fifty-five years (since 1956). I am part of the fourth generation of Laur's that has worked at Acme Systems, Inc. I attended UW-Waukesha, then transferred to UW-River Falls where I was Team Captain for the UW-RF Rodeo Team. I competed in Team Roping, Barrell Racing and Bull Riding. I still help people with their horses, sometimes. Since graduating from college, I have done irrigation designs with my father.
My father, Tom Laur Jr., is a Certified Irrigation Designer (CID) and Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC). Obtaining these certifications required my father to pass a written test and demonstrate his experience in this field of work. In order to maintain this certification, he must earn continuing education credits each year. He chooses to position himself in such a manner to bring up-to-date knowledge about the products and services that the technology in our industy offers our customers.
Understanding the Importance
My father understands the importance of precise sprinkler head placement for matched precipitation rates for new systems. Acme Systems, Inc. offers a very good quality design. Other components of the system are of a higher quality than you may find offered by other companies.
Some of the components that other companies may not provide include a brass master valve and brass vacuum breaker. My father recommends installing the master valve inside the basement where it is protected from the elements, especially during winter. Other companies choose to install a 1-inch combination valve. Often, this component is plastic. This part costs less and is faster to install. These variables for the plumbing help to account for wide ranges in pricing for new irrigation systems.
If you contract with Acme Systems, Inc., the first fall-blow out is included in the price for installation. The first spring turn-on is also included. Subsequent events will be handled by our service department based on time and materials for these services.
After Acme Systems installs an irrigation system, we provide the customer with an accurate drawing that shows the completed system. The homeowner will receive a copy of the As-Built which shows head and pipe locations, as well as zone numbers.
Acme Systems has been serving customers for over 57 years and we have demonstrated long-term reliability and service.
Fully Staffed Office
Acme Systems has a fully staffed office and we answer the phone year-round. For this reason, we end up gaining new customers that have orphaned systems. Such customers often complain that the company that installed their system would not return their repeated phone calls requesting service.
We have 7 service technicians in our service department. We prefer to provide you with a superior irrigation system from the start, and continue to provide quality service after installation.
If you are interested in requesting a quote for a fully automatic irrigation system, please send a copy of the landscape plan or plat of survey to my attention. Please be sure to include the address, as a site visit may be necessary to provide an accurate quote. If you would like to fax the plat of survey, our fax number is 414-351-8878.
In addition to new installs, service and maintenance, Acme Systems, Inc. also offers other services including testing RP valves, which must be tested annually and filed with the state.
If you have any questions, or comments, I may be reached at the office 414-351-8866.
See a video of Erika training a horse that has never been ridden.