Monthly Professionals Update
September 2017
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The calendar says September, but there's still plenty o f  season left.  Here are three ways to boost your backlog - to help you rake in the money this fall:   
Sell more to current customers.  Explore your database and see which customers might be candidates for additional purchases. For example, customers who bought landscape plantings may now be ready to add lighting.  
Review your past service evaluations.  Remember those evaluation forms your technicians have been completing on every site visit? They're filled with items either your technicians couldn't get to during in-season visits, or where the customer said "I'll have that done later". Later is now! Follow-up and get the work scheduled.    
Close the deal on open quotes.  Go back through your stack of quotes that didn't result in a sale. How many never bought the service they were interested in? You don't know until you contact them. Follow-up and tell them about your autumn special offer. Many will ask "is the price still good?" Of course it is, because you want to stay busy.    
Have a great month! 
The Team at CPS Distributors  

We want to congratulate our receptionist and voice of CPS, Tania de León for becoming a citizen of the United States. Tania, born in Guatemala came to the U.S. when she was 1 year old with her family.  Read more.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the golf tournaments in Wyoming and Colorado in August!  
This year, our Wyoming tournament returned to Casper Country Club and were welcomed with much nicer weather than in 2016.  
Our Colorado tournament was renamed "The Dave Nelson Memorial Golf Classic"  and was held at Fox Hollow Golf Course. We raised $3,000 dollars for The Dave Nelson Scholarship Fund.  
To see more pictures from both golf tournaments, click to visit our website.

CPS distributors supplies a full range of Christmas and decorative holiday lighting products and solutions for contractors and municipalities.

Our holiday light inventory includes the very best in Christmas lights including the latest in LCD technology and projection lighting. For professional holiday... click to read more

by Rob Garcia, Winfield 
The question often comes up on what the benefits of fall fertilizer applications are for the turf. Fertilizer applications during the summer promote mainly top growth while applications made in the fall when night time temperatures are lower is stored in roots and shoots to fuel new root growth.   Read more

The Wi-Fi-based Pro-HC controller with Hydrawise™ web-based software provides you with a great way to manage your customer's sites remotely.

With new online training for contractors, you will learn the technical skills you need to become a Hydrawise Specialist - for free!

Hydrawise Specialist Training includes videos and eLearning modules, and covers both hardware and software.  Learn the basics of setup, including how to configure controllers and how to troubleshoot Wi-Fi. 

Click here to get started.  (if you don't have an account, click "create a new account")

eRADusa heating panels extend the outdoor living season, allowing for the extended use of these beautiful spaces that a landscape designer and contractor have created.  The flexibility and customization of service eRADusa brings are unparalleled in the world of outdoor heating.   
Multiple uses for this product are outdoor dining areas in restaurants and pubs to private settings like patios, terraces, and cabanas; to commercial applications like auto dealerships, warehouses, and sports venues.  
If you are interested in this product, contact your CPS Salesperson or local CPS branch location 
New and Improved Color Changing Remote

Atlantic's new remote offers easier access to the 48 different colors and 17 patterns of the Color Changing Colorfalls and SOL Color Changing Lights. An easy to use, clearly labeled button pattern flows from left to right and from top to bottom. Separate speed, mode and brightness controls make finding the perfect combination a breeze, not a chore.
The Remote pairs with a redesigned external antenna on the receiver, fully sealed against the elements, to triple the range of older units. The 2.4gH frequency eliminates interference and increases penetration of solid objects for even better reception up to 100 feet away! The new Remote comes standard with all current Color Changing Colorfalls and SOL Color Changing Lights, and is compatible with all existing Color Changing Lighting.
For step-by-step instructions on how to use the new Color Changing Remote control, watch the instructional video, here.
Best in Class Landscape Lighting Performance

Kichler's versatile line of integrated LED landscape lighting products gives you best-in-class performance, with reliability you and your customers can count on.
All-weather dependability. We engineer every integrated Kichler LED landscape lighting product with integrated solid state drivers that are fully encapsulated to withstand the weather. Utilizing a three-part potting process and silicone moisture barrier seals, we assure our electronics are protected from the elements, allowing you to install Kichler with confidence.
Exceptional energy efficiency. With Kichler, you always get high-efficiency LEDs that generate more lumens with less wattage. Our integrated design assures that our fixtures deliver the stated lumens -without the loss of light output that comes with drop-in lamps.
No voltage drop for faster installation and better results . Our 9 to 15 volt operating range nearly eliminates voltage drop, so you can preserve lumen output over long wire runs. You get a more consistent job design - and faster installation.
Backed by Kichler . Our products and support are with you every step of the way so you can deliver a beautiful and functional end effect every time. Before any Kichler landscape lighting products leave our R&D facility, we meticulously engineer and rigorously test them to make sure they'll perform on the job. Then we back each product with a 15-year warranty.
Available in a variety of color temperatures, the Kichler integrated LED line of landscape lighting products helps you make your expert vision a landscape lighting reality. To learn more, visit
Speed Your Installations with Clampless Fittings      
Stop wasting time fumbling around with clamps and crimping tools! Increase your speed and efficiency with Blazing Fast Fittings.
Fittings slip easily into any manufacturer's 1" 80#, 100# or 160# poly pipe with no tools, clamps or extra fittings. The double O-ring seal and internal lock ring hold fittings into place and prevent leaks.
Download the Spec Sheet to see all the 1" configurations available in the Fast Fittings.

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