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.
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.
When you first dreamed of starting your own landscape business, who knew
you'd be spending so much of your time indoors, behind a desk,
crunching numbers? But as profitable landscape professionals know,
number crunching is one of the biggest parts of the job -- especially
when those numbers have to do with cost estimating.
Heres a scenario: You’ve created a cutting-edge landscape concept for an upcoming project. You know the
plant material that you’ve selected will require supplemental watering to get it through the establishment period
and the harsh weather days beyond.
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.
WHATEVER NUMBER OF HOURS you mow per week, Brian Smith probably has you beat. As the owner of Agri-Lawn Care, Brownsburg, Indiana, Smith and his crews cut grass all day long, from seven in the morning until four in the afternoon, five days a week. They truly do mow lawns for a living.
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.