Oct. 15 2015
Hutcheson does not have an easy job, but then again, ‘easy’ is not in his vocabulary. Hutcheson is the president of U.S. Lawns; he’s held that position for the past 14 years. Trying to ...
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Oct. 15 2015
I remember a number of years ago, I met with an individual who worked at a large company, who had enrolled in a stress management class that I would be teaching. As a part of my pre-class interview, I ...
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May 15 2015
The truth is, large projects require more than just bidding against other contractors. It requires you sitting down and taking a look at your business ...
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March 16 2015
Landscape maintenance businesses are a very hot topic these days. If managed properly, they can turn into billion-dollar revenue streams, a fact which has, by no surprise, caught the eye of many financial ...
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Aug. 15 2014
“IT’S ALIVE! IT’S ALIVE!” THE DOCTOR yells in the classic film, Frankenstein, as he revives his monster from the dead. Luckily, that’s just fiction. However, in real life, ...
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March 14 2014
His father had a heating and air conditioning company, so Elmore was no stranger to the business. “When I was out of school on holiday breaks or during the summer, I would go to the office with my ...
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Oct. 14 2013
I had to make a change in myself and in the organization. I began to focus on our company and why we do what we do. Was it for money? Was it just for the paycheck? Perhaps yes, but there had to be more ...
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Nov. 30 1999
Claudia Bird, daughter of Walter Storm, holds a deep affection for the irrigation industry, much of which is rooted in the familial core she sees within ...
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Dec. 1 2007
LARRY SARVER ALWAYS ENVISIONED himself as a businessman. Even as a young boy growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when he was selling Christmas cards door to door, or flowers from a rock garden, or ...
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Jan. 1 2007
Homestead Landscaping, Bondeville, Vermont, found this out first-hand in the late 1980s when a construction boom exploded in the area. The company had a perfect plan to grow its business ...
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Nov. 11 2008
ABOUT NINE YEARS AGO, DALE VON Dohren, owner of San Jose, California- based Landmark Landscapes, had a successful woodworking business. Then he saw an opportunity in the landscaping business and decided ...
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July 18 2009
These are tough times we’re going through, especially in the pond and waterscape industry. Many of us have never gone through a period like this before. I hear many contractors talking about recession, ...
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Oct. 20 2009
At the tender age of 14, Gary Morgan entered the business world when he started a lawn mowing service. Ironically, today he is back in the “mowing” business as president of Dixie Chopper. Along ...
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Sept. 15 2011
In these tough economic times, we’re all looking for opportunities that could add revenue to our business. In many parts of the country, when the cold weather blows in, snow isn’t far behind. ...
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Jan. 18 2010
Few green industry providers have been untouched by today’s recession, and landscape construction companies are among the hardest hit.With fewer building projects in sight, companies are responding ...
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