JOHN DeCELL


Close-Up Profiles
It was January of 1988 and John DeCell was out of a job. He’d worked as a loan officer for the First American Bank in his hometown of Baytown, Texas for five-and-a-half years, but the banking industry had fallen under hard times and DeCell suddenly found himself without a job. Factor into this the added pressure of knowing your first son is only months away from being born, and you’ve an idea of the headspace DeCell was in on this particularly tumultuous New Year.    More
 
Friday, August 1, 2008 DANNY FASOLD

Painting with Light


Landscape Lighting
When an artist paints a picture, or a photographer takes an exceptional photograph, the play of light and shadows are almost as important as the subject matter, sometimes even more so. You are taken in by the way the light hits an object, or the shadow almost hides it. In the same way, lighting “paints” a home’s landscape after dark, creating a picture that lights up the night. Shadows, colors and lights all work harmoniously to shape the canvas, illuminating what was once dark. Landscape lighting allows the homeowner many more hours to enjoy their investment, and is good for everyone’s bottom line.    More
 
Monday, August 18, 2008 KATIE NAVARRO

Become a Master with Landscape Design Software


Landscape
You’re a skilled designer. You listen to your clients and understand exactly what they’re looking for. You draw beautiful plans according to their wishes. But do you ever wonder what business would be like if you could just get your designs out faster?    More
 
Sunday, February 22, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Color Sells

There's no place like home


Landscape
That statement is more true today than it ever has been before. In recent years, travel has become so costly and so stressful that people are booking fewer vacations. In addition, as more Americans begin to be affected by the current economic crunch, discretionary funds for leisure activities are becoming scarce.   More
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

DAVE PAGANO


Close-Up Profiles
The irrigation industry was completely different than what it is now when David D. Pagano designed his first system in 1957. Smart controllers were years away from being invented, as were sensing devices. If you asked anyone in the industry what a rotary nozzle was, most likely your answer would have been a silent, quizzical look from someone wondering what on earth you were talking about.   More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Water Features and the Green Revolution


Waterscapes
I live in the Northwest. By most accounts, this area is considered to be the epicenter of the “green” revolution. According to Popular Science magazine, the region contains three of the nation’s Top Green Cities: Portland and Eugene, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.    More
 
Friday, May 15, 2009 CHRIS HOLT

Nightlighting: Create Ambience and Atmosphere


Landscape Lighting
When you hear the word "staycation," does a little light go off in your head...an outdoor light, perhaps?    More
 
Friday, August 14, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Plug into Profits with Landscape Lighting

...what you need to know to get started


Landscape Lighting
The holiday season is approaching with the speed of Santa’s sleigh. Before you know it, the sound of carols will fill the crisp winter nights, and the familiar smell of Christmas trees will permeate the air.    More
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

Is Your Office Running Efficiently?


Business Articles
A well-run office keeps customers happy and informed. It facilitates smooth scheduling and helps ensure you’re getting paid for all the work you do. Better yet, it can make it easier for you to do every job more profitably.    More
 
Monday, November 16, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Maintenance: A Growing Business in a Shrinking Market


Landscape Maintenance
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. Moving 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 difference.   More
 
Monday, January 18, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

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