March 2020

Business Insider: High-performance teams build trust

March 19, 2020By

High-performing companies in our industry are quietly growing organically by attracting the best talent and doing targeted acquisitions. They are building amazing facilities that inspire creativity and promote employee engagement. They are generating consistent profit, well above industry averages, by utilizing business management systems. It’s a beautiful thing to see. In my consulting work and leading peer groups, I often... read more

The nitty-gritty of design/build equipment

March 19, 2020By
Terra by Landscapes crew and equipment (Photo: Heather Odenweller, Landscapes by Terra)

Landscapes by Terra in Marysville, Ohio, expanded its offices from a 2-acre space to a 13-acre property. Mullin in St. Rose, La., contends with the challenges of working in the small, tight yards common in the New Orleans area. Precision Landscaping in Lexington, S.C., breaks ground on nearly 25 new installation jobs a week. Hutten & Co. Land and Shore... read more

Grow with Grunder: Be the leader your team needs

March 19, 2020By

With spring about to bloom, everyone in our industry is going to get incredibly busy. Most companies I know are continuing to grow — some quite rapidly — as the economy keeps humming along and demand for our services remains strong. These are good problems to have, of course, but they can also lead to some stressful days. While making... read more

5 Questions: Chase Mullin

March 18, 2020By
Chase Mullin (Photo: LM Staff)

Chase Mullin Mullin, New Orleans, La. 1.What can you tell me about Mullin? Mullin is a well-rounded landscape company founded in 2007, performing bid-build and design build construction and residential and commercial maintenance. We’re based right outside of New Orleans, La., and service south Louisiana and coastal Mississippi. 2.How does your location make your work challenges unique? Much of the... read more

The emotional impact of landscape lighting and water features

March 18, 2020By
Water feature (Photo: Atlantic Water Gardens)

There’s more to a striking landscape design than carefully selected plants and hardscape materials. Water features and lighting can enhance a design with minimal effort and maintenance. “Lighting is one of the biggest profit sectors of the green industry — there’s not a lot of overhead in it,” says Tommy Johnson, Ohio Valley Great Lakes sales manager for Hunter and... read more

LM Gallery: March 2020

March 18, 2020By
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Rob “Cujo” Teschner, LM Publisher Bill Roddy, Amy Tipton, Mark Tipton, CEO, The Aspire Co., and Ashly Neneman, GM, Sun Valley Landscaping at Aspire users conference. (Photo: LM Staff)

How’s the weather down there? Our friends at Weathermatic were holding down the center booth at Grow! 2020, with (left to right) Lex Mason, David Buchner and Mike Mason all giving people the proper forecast. Aspirations of a good time Lt. Col. (Ret.) Rob “Cujo” Teschner, LM Publisher Bill Roddy, Amy Tipton, Mark Tipton, CEO, The Aspire Co., and Ashly... read more