WANTED: Sustainable Landscape Services for Savvy Consumers


For decades, Billy Goodnick has been showing people how to create sustainable landscapes – and how to ditch their lawns. But don't think of me as a "bad guy," he says.... more

 
 

Is Mowing Your Main Revenue Stream?


Landscape Maintenance
That’s the story for so many people in the green industry. As soon as they were tall enough and strong enough to push a mower, many budding landscape contractors began by cutting lawns for neighbors, to earn extra money after school and in the summer..   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Judy Altmaier


Close-Up Profiles
Talk about a woman in a man’s world, Judy Altmaier is the epitome of that. It’s one thing for women to hold executive positions, and more are reaching the top rung, but you won’t find too many who head up a division that specializes in manufacturing machinery.   More
 
Monday, October 14, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Claudia Storm Bird - Storm Irrigation


Close-Up Profiles
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.    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Linda Haslage

Cascade Lighting


Close-Up Profiles
Long before she started Cascade Lighting, a business that sells and distributes landscape lighting, Linda Haslage worked at balancing a career with the needs of her family and community.   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 Bob Sweet

CHRIS & JENNIFER LEMCKE AND ROGER MONGEON


Close-Up Profiles
As with many corporate executives, Roger Mongeon, a chemical engineer who worked for Union Carbide, found himself being transferred around the provinces of Canada. His children were growing up, and moving from city to city, changing schools frequently, was getting a bit trying.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

When Your Family's the Boss


Business Articles
Unfortunately, the majority of family-owned businesses don't survive past the second generation. While succeeding generations have every intention of keeping the business going, factors ranging from a lack of estate planning to dissension among family members cause the business to close its doors.    More
 
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Swimming Ponds

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Waterscapes
You're taking potential customers to one of your client's homes to show them an example of the type of work you do. You've made arrangements with your client and received their permission to show off your skills. As you're walking through the backyard gate, your potential customers suddenly stop and look around with an expression you're now familiar with, and you smile to yourself. You've been there before. Your potential customers are frozen in their tracks; there's a look of awe and amazement like they've been magically whisked to another part of the planet.   More
 
Saturday, September 1, 2007

Women in Landscaping


Women in Landscaping
Although conventional wisdom sometimes pegs the green industry as a man’s domain, women across the country have proven that they can succeed    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

STEPHEN SMITH


Close-Up Profiles
As Stephen Smith assumes the presidency of the Irrigation Association, he realizes the challenges the irrigation industry currently faces. Pressure to reduce water consumption is building and landscape sustainability is the new buzzword. But Smith assumes this position with a background of invaluable experience and a wealth of knowledge of the irrigation industry.   More
 
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Gray Water Flows Green


Miscellaneous
Seventy years ago, there were approximately 150 million people living in this country. Today, that number has more than doubled. The population explosion has taken its toll on our nation’s water supply. As a result of increased demand, many of our aquifers are at low levels, and wetlands throughout the country have gone dry. A dilapidated water infrastructure has exacerbated the problem.   More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

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