As a contractor, you have some idea of what your costumers want, or of what's popular in your neck of the woods. Ther are other ways to get a picture of some of the broader green industry trends that are emerging around the country.
Friday, May 16, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO
“A ll I ever wanted to do was manufacture something that I could sell,
and to see it say, ‘Made in U.S.A.,’” said Dan Cunado, president of
Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting. “I’m overwhelmed; this is a dream
That depends on whether you've given them one of the most important elements in landscaping today outdoor lighting. If you have, your clients are undoubtedly enjoying their nighttime landscapes as much as they do during the day.
While still quite young, Blake
Smith and his brother were
instilled with a very strong work
ethic by their father. That work
ethic, combined with passion, has
driven Smith to exceed the goals
he set for himself, and accomplished
them before he reached
the age of 40.
The recent housing downturn
and purported recession
have affected our industry
to varying degrees. Some
are feeling the pinch associated
with a lack of new
housing starts and a weak
dollar, while for others it’s
business as usual. However,
we could all use additional
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, depression, economic downturn, stalled economy and, quite frankly, it can be depressing if you let it get to you.
From a job with the FBI to a career in the landscape industry seems like an unlikely leap, but that is exactly what Charles (Bud) Knowles decided to do when he learned that the FBI was going to transfer him from Dayton, Ohio to New Jersey.