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                                                               Out of the Valve Box

“Out of the Valve Box” is written with commercial property owners, property managers, golf course managers, HOA board members, public property managers, and maintenance contractors in mind.  We simply approach our work differently.  We think you will agree.

Yep, that’s the title.  It came to me during a blogging workshop.  Guess the workshop was worth the time because we love this title and are waiting for our copyright acceptance.  “Out of the Valve Box” is the title for the blogs from Irrigation Management Consulting.  Why?  Good Question.  Because our business approach: how we troubleshoot and find solutions for our clients is out of the box.  And Valve, well, because we work with valve boxes.  Simple really.  And I hope you find kind of catchy!

My hope is to enlighten readers with questions and information not normal, or “out of the box”.  You see our thinking is that when we create margins in our life, clarity occurs, relationships develop, and solutions are created. The trick is that creating margins is just that, a trick.  Patience, commitment, and faith are our foundations for creating the margins.  Experience and a vast knowledge of irrigation, water management, and grounds all contribute to our solutions.

Who doesn’t visit Wikipedia? Here is their definition.


Problem solving consists of using generic or ad hoc methods in an orderly manner to find solutions to problems. Orderly Manner being the key.


Identifying the Problem. Ask yourself what the problem is. We call this assessment of your irrigation system, communication surveys, audits.

  • Defining Goals. … Simple….solutions best for the client: water management
  • Brainstorming. … “out of the valve box” creating the best options
  • Assessing Alternatives. … looking at all options for the client
  • Choosing the Solution… Empowering our clients with info to choose
  • Active Execution of the Chosen Solution. … IMC Project Management
  • Evaluation…  Always looking at how we can improve our processes

Note orderly manner is in bold print…it is important.  It describes our approach.  Knowing where we have been in the process guides us on where to go next.  Jumping around, is just that, jumping around.  I once heard that scared and confused people move fast.  That usually doesn’t create the needed results.  We simply do it differently, it is working well.

IMC is a water management and consulting firm with offices in Kansas City and Orlando.  Our clients: property owners and managers of HOAs, golf courses, commercial properties, educational facilities, and private properties.  Check us out