Twas two months before the holidays and all through the land, landscape
contractors called customers and dusted off plans. For the next hundred
days, they were busy as bees, hanging holiday lights along rooflines
As long as there have been politicians running for office, there have
been stump speeches. That is, that species of campaigning where the
candidate ascends a real or virtual tree stump to address—or harangue!—a
crowd of onlookers.
It's all about people
Leaders of successful companies often speak of their employees with a
great sense of respect, appreciation, and even awe. "I can't say enough
about our people," says Mark Borst,
owner of Borst Landscape based in Allendale, New Jersey. "Our employees
are definitely the backbone of our business."
Do you remember when you purchased your first piece of power equipment?
Maybe you were still a teenager, and you bought a walk-behind mower
that you stored in your dad’s garage. Maybe it was the first riding
mower you bought when you decided to go into business for yourself,
after putting in a few years working for another company. Whatever it
was, the decision was probably not a difficult one. You knew what you
needed and you knew exactly how much money you had to spend.
As golf’s popularity explodes, thanks in no small part to “superstar” players like Tiger Woods, more and more golfers are realizing that they’d love the convenience and luxury of practicing at their own home.
You'd be surprised. An increasing number of landscape companies are turning to computers and specialized software programs to streamline their accounting practices, their design practices, or even their maintenance practices. And an increasing number of software companies are out to meet that demand.
It was a lucky break that Joe Valdez, owner of Green Acres Landscaping, happened to glance back at his truck during a jobsite conversation with an employee one morning in Oakland, California.
It was a lucky break that Joe Valdez, owner of Green Acres Landscaping, happened to glance back at his truck during a jobsite conversation with an employee one morning.
Herb King knows all about dreams both having them, and chasing them. Though he is now owner and CEO of the company his father started back in the 1960s, he doesn't expect any of his own children to take the helm when he retires.
For potable water, life is a series of one-way streets. Safe drinking
water depends on all “traffic” within a water system to move in the
direction it’s supposed to. Fresh water flows one way. It isn’t supposed
to turn around and travel in the other direction.