What does your job consist of at Agri-Valley Irrigation?
As the store manager, I oversee the daily operations of the store. This includes counter sales, customer service, customer orders, special orders and vendor purchasing.
What is your favorite vacation destination spot?
I don’t have a favorite one. For me, if a music venue or concert is happening, or a favorite artist performing that would be my current favorite spot, wherever it is.
What are some of your hobbies that you enjoy when you are not working at Agri-Valley Irrigation?
Well, I sold my last motorcycle back in 2010, so I could spend more time in my music room with my guitars. That was my initial plan, but after doing the music room renovation, I was bitten by the DIY home improvement bug. Thus, I renovated the living room, den, an expansion of one bathroom, the bedroom, and I understand the kitchen is next…
What are some of the name brands that AVI carries in stock?
Jain Irrigation, Berkeley, Cornell, Waterman, Buckner, Nelson, Weather Tec, Ames, Corona, Bacho, Spears, Yardney, NDS, Naco-Ipex, Christy’s, Bee Valve, Weld-On, Irritec, Certa-Set, Etc.
What are some everyday items that Agri-Valley Irrigation carries in stock?
Anything having to do with irrigation, water management, application from pipe, pumps, drip tubing, hose fittings, mainline fittings, weld fittings-fabrication, PVC, steel, aluminum, control valves, flanges, tools, hardware, and more.
What makes the Five Points store staff so valued and appreciated by their customers?
We work together as a team. You have to be able to multitask to work at the Agri-Valley Irrigation Five Points store. We understand what the customer needs. We know the customer required the part yesterday when they came in today to purchase it. We keep the shelves well stocked because it is essential to have what the customer needs on hand. We have a reputation of “getting it done.” This happens when you serve third-generation clients.
Does Agri-Valley Irrigation offer monthly promotions, specials or discounts?
Yes, we do. Not just on seasonal items, but also “in-store specials” all year long. In addition to quantity discounts. We also have an iPad Kiosk at our store that sends you discount coupons straight to your email.
What are Agri-Valley Irrigation’s store hours?
Monday-Friday – 7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Saturday – 7:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M
Sunday – Closed
How many years has the Five Points store been open to the public?
The store has been open for 36 years since 1983.
Monica Valero also writes for a newspaper publication called The California Advocate. Her work in the field of agriculture started in High School. Monica is passionate about water conservation and sustainability and shares this with the agricultural community. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling.