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.
Chic Kelty will be the first to admit that if he had the chance to do it over again, he would do some things differently. On the other hand, maybe it was because of these life experiences that Kelty is where he is today.
When you meet Mark
Stinson, the president
of Exmark, you’ve got to
take an immediate liking to
him. Quiet and unassuming,
this tall shy guy with a great
smile will put you at ease.
Not the flamboyant type,
Stinson is exactly the kind of
person you want to do business
and bred, he epitomizes all
of the Midwest values.
You`re cruising down the
highway, and you notice that
the needle on your fuel gauge
leans toward the empty mark. You
pull into the nearest gas station
and hop out of your truck. Shielding
your eyes from the sun, you
scan the large sign that broadcasts
the prices for regular, plus, premium
Some people are born into the irrigation industry. For others, the industry finds them. In the case of Travis and Shelly Komara, it all started - strangely enough—with a ’50s themed Internet cafe.
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.
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
Being creative and thinking outside the box can be a road map to success
Some people are so anxious to get their career started, they feel that until they do, time’s a-wasting.
However, sooner or later you
begin to realize that there
are no shortcuts. Learning a
business is going to a different
kind of school -- the
School of Hard Knocks.
Few green industry providers have been untouched by today’s economic environment, 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.