Get Someone Else
This is a bit of an unusual situation. This man was hired by the previous owner of our house in April to fix a broken sprinkler valve that our house inspector found. We subsequently closed on the house only to find the same valve leaking. Not a little leak, major mud and the entire housing filled with water. He charged the previous owner aprox. $250 for the repair.
I called him to inform that the leak had returned. Left, message never returned my call. Then called him again and he picked up. Proceeded to tell me that he would come back to fix the valve but it would involve massive amounts of work, and gave me an estimate of $300-$500. Even mentioned that if any other company came out to repair the problem it would be $1200. As he saw it the problem was the sprinkler shut off valve was malfunctioning and he needed to take out our holly bush (8 feet high), dig up our water meter and install a new sprinkler shut off valve. Only then would he be able to properly seal the pipe to the new valve. I was incredulous.
Called highly rated Ridgeway Mechanical. They came out, located the shut off valve for the sprinkler (in two minutes) which worked just fine, and covered with pine straw, obviously Jowell Thome had not ever located it, and repaired the leak. $39.00. They are not a sprinkler company, plumbing, but knew what to do with pipe leaks.