2017 Waterpalooza Artwork

CEU | Trade Show | Networking

Save the date and make plans to join us for the Carolinas Irrigation Association for our 4th annual Waterpalooza at the J.C Raulston Arboretum at NCSU on October 26th. A full day with education is offered (irrigation and landscape CEUs will be available!) along with a trade show, networking and entertainment. Again this year we will be offering multiple classes taught in Spanish!

Watch for complete information including registration coming soon!

Tentative Schedule of Events

October 25, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
CIA Social
Getting into Raleigh early for Waterpalooza? Join fellow CIA members for an evening of networking with other irrigation and landscaping contractors at Backyard Bistro in Raleigh. Nothing fancy, just an informal get together and all attendees will be responsible for any food or beverages purchased. We hope to see you there!
October 26, 2017
7:00 am - 7:30 am
Registration & Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Developing a Successful Irrigation Service Business
Rick Arena, SiteOne
Many irrigation contractors would love to shift their business focus away from installation to the highly profitable world of service, but just don't seem to be able to make that move. Many questions and doubts about finding the right people, training them, managing them and retaining them create mental roadblocks that stifle that dream. We will explore ways around these obstacles that other companies have used to develop successful and profitable irrigation service businesses.
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Town of Cary Reclaimed Water Program
Rick Jordan, Town of Cary
What is reclaimed water, where does it come from and can you irrigate with it? These are some questions we'll tackle as well as reviewing Cary's irrigation requirements.
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Selling Retrofits and Upgrades
Speaker from Hunter TBD
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Annual Meeting
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Trade Show & Lunch
Visit with over 15 irrigation and landscape vendors.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Spanish Class
Speaker from Ewing TBD
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Irrigation Troubleshooting
Brad Comer, STI
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spanish Class
Speaker from Ewing TBD
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business Class
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spanish Class
Speaker from Ewing TBD