Persistence is key: Facing the struggles of the green industry
With their promise being they will take their customer's property from tragic to Green Magic, the Koens know exactly the determination and drive it takes to keep a landscaping company afloat, but that doesn't mean the process has always been easy.
February 2, 2021
Starting the journey: From tragic to Green Magic
When it comes to transforming landscapes into something a customer can be proud of, the Koens consider themselves magicians.
February 1, 2021
Father and son operation: The Greathouse Company takes Nashville by storm
In an area where the economy is booming and new families and businesses are moving in almost weekly, Nashville, Tennessee, is, without a doubt, a goldmine for potential landscaping customers. But as we’ve seen in numerous other areas around the country, it’s hard to throw a rock without hitting a rival landscaping company, whether large […]
December 23, 2019
Whether interior or exterior, The Plant Concierge is at your service
What started off as a thriving high-end interior plant service business soon blossomed into a landscaping company that’s taken Dallas, Texas, by storm. Established in 2007, The Plant Concierge, originally named Fancher Interiors, began as a residential interior plant service company, but after some encouragement and a leap of faith, it soon transitioned into a […]
November 14, 2019
Blending backgrounds: Ginkgo Leaf Studio draws from architecture for designs
Ginkgo Leaf Studio, based in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, is a landscape design firm that prides itself on its ability to design landscapes that connect customers with nature and fit with the surrounding space. Jim Drzewiecki, owner and principal of Ginkgo Leaf, credits his business’s success to his passionate focus on design and attention to detail. An […]
October 11, 2019
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Inside Ginkgo Leaf Studio’s design process
At Ginkgo Leaf Studio, based in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, there is a no charge, no obligation meeting first at a prospective client’s house. “We have a design questionnaire that we email out ahead of that meeting,” says Jim Drzewiecki, owner and principal of Ginkgo Leaf. “We require that they fill it out and return it to […]
October 10, 2019
Ginkgo Leaf Studio: Creating external art
Nestled in the historic district of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, is a quaint building that used to be a cobbler’s home in the late 1800s. This building houses the offices of Ginkgo Leaf Studio, a landscape design firm owned by Jim Drzewiecki, APLD. From an early age Drzewiecki was interested in landscaping, and by the time he […]
October 9, 2019
Kujawa Enterprises: Never settling for complacency
The iconic orange that is associated with Kujawa Enterprises, Inc. (KEI) based in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, not only helps the company win business with high-profile clients, but it also attracts some of its workforce. “People see us all over,” says Chris Kujawa, president of KEI. “So if you’re out looking for a job, just like […]
October 2, 2019
Kujawa Enterprises rises to the challenge of high-profile clients
Kujawa Enterprises, Inc., (KEI) based in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, has been operating since 1926, but it hasn’t always been in the landscaping business.
October 1, 2019
Leaner, meaner: Seasonal Services focuses on how to improve daily
Details matter at Bret Achtenhagen’s Seasonal Services, based in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, and this goes beyond what happens on a customer’s landscape but also goes into how the company is run and finds cost savings. “It’s not about the dollars,” says Bret Achtenhagen, president and CEO of the company. “It’s about the pennies.” One tool that […]
September 18, 2019
Details matter: The mission statement driving Seasonal Services
Bret Achtenhagen’s Seasonal Services, based in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, has been in business for 25 years and is focused on creating landscapes that will last for generations. Bret Achtenhagen, president and CEO of Seasonal Services, got the landscaping bug while working for his brother’s company, which focused more on the maintenance side. After parting ways with […]
September 17, 2019
100 years strong: Lambert’s legacy provides limitless potential
Landscaping companies across Dallas, Texas, can sometimes seem as numerous as the stars, but one of these stars continues to meet the passage of time with a sterling reputation that spans across the country and can be traced back 100 years. Lambert Landscape Company was originally founded in 1919 in Shreveport, Louisiana, by Joe and […]
September 11, 2019
Blackjack Horticulture: Investing in its workforce
Nestled back along Blackjack Ridge in Birmingham, Alabama, is the landscaping company Blackjack Horticulture, which prides itself on being an efficient and effective team that focuses on integrity, excellence and reliability. Originally part of Blackjack Gardens, Inc., Blackjack Horticulture became its own entity in 2004 when Bryan Word, current president, and another co-worker had the […]
August 27, 2019
TideWater Landscape Management: Working with partners, not customers
TideWater Landscape Management has been a staple in Savannah, Georgia, for 35 years, and one of its main characteristics is its willingness to work with its commercial customers.
August 23, 2019
TideWater Landscape Management: Growth through integrity
Leaving his job as a district manager for Kaiser Chemical in North Carolina, DeLoach moved his family to Savannah, Georgia, and started TideWater Landscape Management in 1984.
August 22, 2019
The Greenery, Inc.: Safety first leads to success
The Greenery, Inc., based on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, reached $65 million in revenue last year and they credit their year after year success to their three-step initiative: safety, quality and production.
July 26, 2019
The Greenery, Inc.: Empowering landscapers through employee ownership
As an ESOP company, everyone is an owner at The Greenery and the quality of work shows. Read more about this Hilton Head Island-based company here.
July 25, 2019
Summit Hardscaping: Taking advantage of having the right team
Summit Hardscaping based in Fort Collins, Colorado, isn’t large by any means, but its current staff of employees has allowed Dave Doyle, president of the company, to move out of the field and become more of an owner.
November 20, 2018
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3 reasons fallen leaves are a problem
With leaf removal season just around the corner, you might be looking for ways that you can sell more of this add-on service. Remind clients that fallen leaves are more than just an eyesore.
Lawn care company owner adds quality assurance manager positions and sees drop in callbacks
There’s a new pest in town—and this landscaper is fighting back
Seeing brown patches in your clients' lawns? It could be fungus
Staying engaged with employee surveys
The Attachments Idea Book
Landscapers use a variety of attachments for doing everything from snow removal to jobsite cleanup, and regardless of how often they are used, every landscaper has a favorite attachment.
5 Signs You’re Ready for Vehicle Tracking
Are you ready for vehicle tracking? Go through our checklist to learn the 5 signs you’re ready to add fleet tracking to your business. Get our eBook now.