“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
If you think back to ancient times, we’ve all seen photographs of the pyramids, aqueducts, and old buildings and marveled at their shapes and designs. Even more interesting, we’ve wondered how humans managed to build those structures more than five thousand years ago.
There’s an old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So when you’re creating a design for a landscape, you want your thousand words to be good ones. Well, with computer design software, it’s easier than ever to compose your landscape..
My partner Chip and I had just landed a large installation project for a new restaurant chain that was building several locations throughout our city, Nashville, Tennessee. However, at that time, our company consisted of only two men, just Chip and I.
High-end landscape work is a whole different universe. Contractors who work with clients for whom money is no object get to see breathtaking visions take shape, and they have the privilege of being the ones who shape them. At this level, it’s not just landscape construction.
Henry Ford was once asked in an interview what he thought was his most important trait that had led to his astonishing success as an automaker. His response was, "The ability to organize."
New Desert Gallery, a Tucson-based exterior design and construction company, has earned national recognition for sculpting a landscaping masterpiece. The company recently received a 2006 Grand Award for Environmental Improvement.
Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
When you’ve been a contractor
long enough, it may seem like
you’ve seen it all. However,
sometimes just when you start
to feel this way is when you
find yourself presented with a
truly challenging project.
Pipe & Fittings
YOU’VE JUST COMPLETED A PROJECT that included weeks of
planting. As you close the last door
on the work trailer you notice
water bubbling out of the ground
and running along the curb. A
moment of panic sets in. What do
you do now?