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Bremec bares facility to OLA

September 23, 2013 -  By

The Ohio Landscape Association hosted a landscape facilities tour of the Bremec Group Sept. 19, drawing more than 50 attendees to the facility in Chesterland, Ohio.

In addition to its landscape business operations, Bremec houses a greenhouse and nursery, garden center, pond shop, fountain studio and pottery chalet at its locale. Owner Bob Bremec said having multiple services in one location allows customers—homeowners and landscapers—to see physical possibilities for their spaces and it showcases the landscape company’s prospective projects.

“People come here and get inspired,” he said.

Attendees caught glimpses of several facets of the facility, such as the shop, design studio, main office and fountain studio, as employees shared business insights with them.

Bremec said the company aims to pay its bills every Friday as to not have any debt by the end of the week. He has a heavy hand in record keeping as well and, for that reason, foremen are required to fill out a job evaluation report at the end of every workday to figure costs acquired in terms of equipment, materials and subcontracting expenses.

Bremec also disclosed the company’s average landscape job has a $25,000 to $30,000 price tag. The largest residential job it has done, Bremec added, was priced at more than $1 million.

To that end, he shared, “We like to go after old money, where people have their homes paid off.”

About the Author:

Former Associate Editor Sarah Pfledderer is a West Coast-based contributing editor for Landscape Management.

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