JIM MARTIN


Close-Up Profiles
When growing up, some people just know what they want to do with their lives. Many don’t really know, but find “it” later in their careers. Still others never seem to find their place in the sun.   More
 
Monday, January 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

A Room With a View


Valves
A POND OR WATER FEATURE CAN be a striking addition to any landscape. It can be sized to fit both the smallest lot and the smallest budget, or built to dwarf an average swimming pool. The problem with ponds is that they're sometimes put in the wrong location.    More
 
Monday, January 1, 2007 DON LEYN

Irrigation: Generate More Revenue


Miscellaneous
Servicing lawn irrigation systems can be a very profitable item to offer your customers. It’s easy to become overly focused on installations as a source of income, but servicing is a profit center that should not be overlooked.    More
 
Monday, January 1, 2007

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

Case Study: The JobClock System


Business Articles
PAYROLL. AS A BUSINESS OWNER, IT'S your single biggest expense. More than gas, more than materials, more even than equipment, your heftiest expenditure is labor. Beyond that, it also eats up a great deal of time, and requires an enormous amount of paperwork.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Mowers...Find Your Fit


Landscape Maintenance
YOUR BUDDY IN THE NEXT TOWN JUST bought his company a great new mower. According to him, it's a true marvel of speed and efficiency. In fact, he's going to buy two more.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Make the Most Out of Winter Downtime


Landscape Maintenance
THE OFF-SEASON FOR IRRIGATION and landscape contracting businesses is often a time for organization, inventory, accounts receivables, budgets and projections. However, once these important tasks are completed, seasonal landscape companies often struggle with finding winter activities that would be the most productive and profitable for them and their fulltime employees.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Don't Let the Irrigation Business Scare You


Miscellaneous
If you’ve never worked on irrigation before, upon close inspection an irrigation system might appear to be a jumble of wires running here, there and everywhere, valves that work in a way you don’t understand, and pipe running underground.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Design Goes Digital


Landscape
Of course, when it comes down to the possibility of working such magic yourself, it seems impossible. You're a landscape contractor, not a magician, and don't think you could possibly have the right computer skills to pull it together.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Case Study: Wire and Valve Locator


Miscellaneous
IN 1983, WHEN THE IRRIGATION industry was still very young, Dave Kredit went to work with his father at Kredit Lawn Sprinkler and Outdoor Lighting in Phoenix, Arizona.    More
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 JULIE CLINE

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