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LM150 company profile: Complete Landsculpture

July 9, 2018By
Photo: Complete Landsculpture

Like so many in the business, Chris Strempek, founder, co-owner and president of Complete Landsculpture, entered the landscaping industry as a boy, equipped with an old mower, summers full of free time and an asking price of $5 per lawn. Strempek later founded Complete Landsculpture in 1985 when he was a second-year college student at the University of North Texas.... read more

A closer look at the LM150 list

July 2, 2018By

Landscape Management Editor-in-Chief Marisa Palmieri offers some background on the top LM150 companies, as well as a new company that jumped to the top 10. B-roll footage provided by BrightView and TruGreen. read more

LM150 company profile: Landscape Development Inc.

July 2, 2018By
Gary Horton (Photo: Neil Stephenson Photography)

In 2006, Gary Horton’s company, Landscape Development Inc. (LDI), was at the top of its game. With an annual revenue of $93 million, the Valencia, Calif.-based company was thriving and growing by more than 25 percent per year. Then the 2007 recession hit, and like so many other successful firms, LDI found itself mired in a downturn. Revenue fell from... read more

Supporting profitable growth

June 18, 2018By

In this year’s Landscape Management LM150 issue, we have an opportunity to learn from leaders in the landscape industry about the importance of profitability over growth, for growth’s sake. Growth and profitability are important aspects of any business. However, it is important to understand that they are not the same thing. Also, they’re not mutually exclusive. From my perspective, profitability... read more

LM150: Double digits

June 18, 2018By

Sixty-four firms on the LM150 list grew by 10 percent or more in 2017. Here’s a look at what boosted some of their efforts. To learn more about the companies in bold, scroll to the bottom of this page. Growth Rank Overall Rank Company % Change Over 2015 1 75 The Loving Cos. 119% 2 103 M. Neves 50% 3... read more

LM150 company profile: Schultz Industries

June 18, 2018By
Eric Schultz headshot

Eric Schultz, who mowed lawns in high school, naturally joined up with his brother’s residential lawn maintenance company after getting out of the Marine Corps in 1982. After five years, realizing he did not want to mow lawns for the rest of his life, Schultz broke off from his brother to found a commercial-focused company with his wife, Pam, in... read more