About Us -
Fleming Landscape & Irrigation, Inc. has been installing
and servicing irrigation systems in the Cedar Rapids area since 1983. The company was started by Mark Fleming with
one pickup truck and lots of "hands-on" hard work. Since then, the company has grown steadily to the point where
we now serve over 1,600 irrigation customers and employ nine year-round staff members plus a crew of seasonal employees.
We've replaced the first pickup with a fleet of trucks, trailers, and equipment, but the real key to our success is
that we are still willing and able to do the "hands-on" hard work to meet the needs of our customers.
Our Irrigation Manager, Scott Dinderman, began with Fleming's while still in high school in 1984. After graduating
from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Business Management, Scott returned to Flemings.
With his extensive irrigation experience "from the ground up" he has been instrumental in the growth and
development of our company. Scott is a certified irrigation designer tested by the "Irrigation Assoc."
We offer expert sprinkler design and installation for residential, commercial, and industrial projects
as well as sports complexes and golf courses. Our installations have ranged in size from the Coral Ridge
Mall in Coralville with thousands of sprinkler heads, to the smallest residential system customized for a
specific landscape area.
For large commercial projects, sports fields, or golf courses, we use the most efficient and reliable rotors and golf heads.
||We use only top of the line materials from the industry's leading manufacturers, such as
Hunter and Rain Bird. The sprinkler heads are of pop-up design to retract into the ground, out
of sight, when not operating.
All of our new systems are warranted for defects in materials or workmanship for a minimum of one year
from date of installation.
Installation & Expertise -
The performance of your automatic sprinkler system is only as good
as the professionals who design and install it.
Remember that when you choose the company to install your system, you are also making a choice regarding the quality of service which you will receive in the future.
With cumulative experience of over 60 years, our trained staff offers you an extensive knowledge base to
meet the challenge of any size project. Because we have this expertise, we are able to design and implement
a system which will give you the most efficient sprinkler coverage for your investment.
We do not just install a system and then disappear. We are here to service what we sell. Our commitment to you
to provide quality service after the sale ensures you of long lasting, efficient operation for years to come.
Fleming's provides the following services to homeowners,
businesses, commercial facilities and sports complexes in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding areas:
- Design -
We will design your system to meet the unique characteristics of your site.
We offer free estimates which include a water test. We insure that your lawn will receive adequate overlapping of water even in windy
conditions and at peak water consumption times. Your state-of-the-art controller can be set for selective
watering to meet the specific requirements of your landscape.
- Installation -
Before installing, we will lay out the system and position the sprinkler heads with flags for your approval.
To minimize the disruption of your lawn, the machines we use pull the piping underground rather than
trenching through your sod. Shrub and perennial areas are hand-dug to minimize damage to existing plant
materials. We will leave the project site clean and orderly when the job is completed or at the end of each
day if the job requires more than one day to complete.
- As-built Drawing -
When your installation is complete, Fleming's will make an as-built drawing of the layout of your system. We provide this for every system that we install. You will receive a copy for your records when we send your
Invoice. We keep the original in our permanent files for reference in future years.
- Winterization -
In the Fall, Fleming's will send a letter to give you information about the winterization of
your irrigation system. The blowouts are usually done in October. After you have turned off the
water to your system, we will come with our large capacity compressors and blow out the water that remains
in your lines and heads so that your underground system is protected against freeze damage.
If you have an RPZ device, we will remove it and leave it for you to store in a heated area of your
house through the winter months.
- Spring Startup -
When temperatures are warm enough in the Spring, Fleming's will begin the process of
starting up and checking through the systems. We rely on you to give us a call when you are ready
to have your system started. We will need to have you turn your water on to the sprinkler system and set
out your RPZ device so we can re-install it. We will start your system, run through each zone to check for
broken heads, address coverage issues, make repairs as needed, and test your RPZ, if required. Unless
otherwise instructed we will leave your controller in the OFF position, still programmed as it was in the Fall.
It is ready for operation when you turn it ON.
- Certification of RPZ Back Flow Devices -
To meet the requirements of your municipality, we will perform testing services for your Back Flow Device each Spring.
At your request, we will test your device, fill out the paperwork for you, and submit the Form to the proper
municipal water department. We have six employees who are certified by the State of Iowa to perform
testing of RPZ Back Flow Preventers. They maintain their licenses by attending Continuing Education
classes in alternate years.
- Service and Repair -
The service department is available year round. Our Service Manager has over 20 years of experience
with Fleming's installing and servicing systems. Our office is staffed by our full-time secretary
weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. After hours, we will promptly reply to messages left on
our answering machine. We can also receive repair requests via email or fax.
- Renovation or Modification of Existing Systems -
Whether you need to add a new zone, move a few heads, or revamp your entire system for a new
landscape project, our service professionals are available to meet with you and make
the necessary modifications.
At Fleming's, we feel that our long list of happy
customers is the best advertising available to us. The majority of our 1,600+ customers are individual homeowners.
Most of them have come to us on the recommendation of their friends and neighbors.
Just call us at 319 393-9229
and we will send you a list of satisfied customers
who have requirements similar to yours.
For an estimate on a new installation or to request repair of your existing system,
call us at 319 393-9229
We are fully insured and licensed.
We now accept Master Card and Visa
Iowa Contractor's License #82671-03
Links to our key suppliers
Member Better Business Bureau of Greater Iowa