Feb. 15 2017
He dismantled all of his gas-powered machines, recycled the parts, bought new battery-powered tools, and renamed his company Solar Earth Lawn Care, LLC. “Once I did, I started finding people who ...
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Jan. 16 2017
As landscape maintenance contractors, we seem to be in a continual quest to operate more quickly and more efficiently. With weather sometimes being a factor as well as having a limited supply of labor, ...
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Nov. 18 2016
this moment, the office at Anewalt’s Landscape and Contracting is in turmoil. Not because anything is wrong, mind you; the company is simply transitioning to a much bigger space on its complex in ...
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Oct. 15 2015
This is a story about Rod Costa, a landscape contractor who wants to help the environment. At the same time, he needs to do what all small-business owners must, and that is to keep profits as high as he ...
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Sept. 16 2015
Who is Malcolm Morris how does he impact our industry? To answer those questions, I spent a fair amount of time on the telephone with him. To begin with, Malcolm Morris is chairman of the board of directors ...
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July 15 2015
It’s been said that the ability to use and create tools is what sets the human species apart more so than anything else. Still, progress has been relatively slow. We didn’t advance from the ...
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Nov. 16 2012
There’s this contractor . . . let’s call him ‘John Doe.’ He’s a 30-year industry veteran, and he should have known better. One day, out on a job, he realized that his mower ...
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Aug. 17 2012
You’ve probably heard it said that entrepreneurs are “married to their work.” it’s true. Running a company requires amazing quantities of time, energy, and devotion ...
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April 19 2012
There's an old adage, “Keep your shoulder to the wheel and your nose to the grindstone,” and you’ll get someplace. That, in a nutshell, is Rick Olson. A tireless worker, he has developed ...
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April 19 2012
When we think “eco-green,” we think about low-volume irrigation, native plants, stormwater recycling, rain barrels, and the like. We think about projects that blend with the environment ...
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Jan. 16 2012
As we enter the year 2012, I’m thinking about the New Year’s resolutions and how fortunate we are. Many landscape contractors have gone out of business over the past couple of years, and we’re ...
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