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LM150: Think big

June 19, 2013By

We analyze data from the Green Industry’s largest 150 firms. Plus, 13 ideas any size company can implement to boost revenue and profits.  Whether your company’s goal is to make this list someday (or stay on it)—or to remain the same size and improve other metrics, there is good reason to think big. Think: Benchmarks. Ideas. Growth strategies. That’s what... read more

LM150 double-digit growth spurt

June 19, 2013By

58 LM150 companies grew 10 percent or more in 2012. Here they are and how six of them continue to grow. How The Grounds Guys does it: At a growth rate of 260 percent from 2011 to 2012, managing growth is a challenge for The Grounds Guys, which began franchising in the U.S. in 2010 and topped the 100-franchisee mark... read more

LM150 Top 25

June 19, 2013By

The LM150’s leaders in client mix and service segment. Editor’s note: Companies that did not report customer mix and service segment data may not be included on these lists. LM staff calculated dollar amounts for Top 25 lists from reported data. Client mix: Residential, commercial and government Service segment: Maintenance, design/build, lawn care and irrigation RESIDENTIAL 1 Scotts Lawn Service... read more

LM150 2013 rankings

June 19, 2013By

Landscape Management’s listing of the industry’s top 150 revenue-generating firms includes individual company figures. Check out an analysis of this data, the top 25 leaders in client mix and service segment, and the 58 companies that grew 10 percent or more in 2012. LEGEND NR = Not reported * Indicates projected revenue reported in 2012 ^ Indicates a portion of... read more

June 2013 Web Extra: 5 killer PPC ad tips and ad copy worksheet

June 18, 2013By

In the June 2013 issue of Landscape Management, we offered a beginner’s guide to Green Industry pay-per-click marketing. Here, we offer more tips and an ad copy worksheet. 1. Organize your keywords well and your ads will write themselves. Writing great ads starts with great organization of your keywords. Personally, I create a master list of all my keywords in... read more

June 2013 Web Extra: ‘Take off Saturdays’

June 18, 2013By

If Gary Mallory, CEO of Albuquerque, N.M.-based Heads Up Landscape Contractors, has one piece of advice for other landscape executives, it’s to balance the business with the personal. Landscape Management featured Heads Up in a feature story about 40th anniversaries the 2013 LM150 supplement, in which the company was named No. 79 on the list of the industry’s largest 150... read more