Chris Elmore


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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 father,” he said. “He’d give me chores, telling me to go with this guy and help him install an A/C system, or ride with that guy on a service call.   More
 
Friday, March 14, 2014 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Team Leadership in the Green Industry


Business Articles
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 to life than that, for all of us in the company..   More
 
Monday, October 14, 2013 BRYAN CLAYTON

Claudia Storm Bird - Storm Irrigation


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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

LARRY SARVER


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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 when he was mowing customers' lawns, in his mind he was a businessman.    More
 
Saturday, December 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Growing Your Business with Maintenance


Landscape Maintenance
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.    More
 
Monday, January 1, 2007

The ABCs of the Business Plan


Business Articles
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 to change his focus.    More
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 RON CHEPESIUK

When the Going Gets Tough

...the Tough get Smart...Resourceful Smart


Waterscapes
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.    More
 
Saturday, July 18, 2009 DAVE JONES

GARY MORGAN


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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 the way, he accumulated a wealth of experience in wholesale and retail business.   More
 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Pushing Snow for Dough


Snow & Ice
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. Landscape contractors in many of these areas shut down their business for the season.   More
 
Thursday, September 15, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Maintenance: A Growing Business in a Shrinking Market


Landscape Maintenance
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 in different ways. Some are streamlining operations and putting their efforts into more creative advertising and marketing. Others are significantly changing their business plan. Moving into the maintenance sector is one option. It isn’t easy—and it definitely isn’t for everyone—but for companies that have the personnel and personality to take on this challenging field, it can make all the difference.   More
 
Monday, January 18, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

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