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Boost the bottom line

October 17, 2017By

Carefully manage sales, gross margin and labor to better your business. As landscape business professionals, we search far and wide to discover how to run a profitable business. The talk track is predictable: “Sell more work at the right price, and manage your direct costs.” But if it’s that simple, why are so many companies struggling to boost their bottom... read more

Planning ahead: Hire your successor

October 17, 2017By
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The sale of your business likely isn’t going to happen the way you expect, so plan for it. Many business owners believe they’ll be able to sell their businesses and monetize what’s often their largest and most important asset when they’re ready to retire. Unfortunately, a sale isn’t likely going to happen the way an owner expects. First of all,... read more

OpX, safety go hand in hand

October 17, 2017By

I have a photograph in my office that shows a BrightView team member working on a client site in Louisville, Ky. It’s a beautiful photo of a landscape that shows the skill and dedication of the crews who installed and maintain it. At first glance, I’m proud of the photo, but on closer examination, I have a major issue with... read more

Latest in rotor tech

October 17, 2017By

Labor and efficiency drive rotor technology trends. Pop-up, open- and closed-case, multistream and mini. There are a variety of rotor types, styles and brands for irrigation professionals to choose from—and those options continue to improve to best meet their needs. Irrigation suppliers and contractors break down the product trends, updates and what to expect with rotor technology. Insider’s perspective Rotors... read more

How to improve your chances of winning awards for your landscape work

October 17, 2017By

Follow these tips to improve your chances of winning awards for your landscape work. This month at the Landscapes 2017 conference in Louisville, Ky., the National Association of Landscape Professionals will honor companies during its Awards of Excellence dinner. Companies from around the country compete in multiple categories to be considered among the “best of the best.” Many state and... read more

How BrightView does safety

October 17, 2017By

At BrightView, we have a widely distributed business, so to standardize how we operationalize safety every day in all of our branches, our leadership team has defined and developed a “Daily Safety Game Plan.” This commitment begins when our teams arrive in the morning and doesn’t end until they walk through their own front door. Preparing for work Start each... read more