LM150: Fast-growing firms

June 12, 2017 -  By

LM150_2015_smallThere were 58 companies with double-digit growth in the 2017 LM150 list. To learn more about the companies in bold, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Growth Rank Overall Rank Company % Change
Over 2015
1 17 Elite Team Offices 143%
2 35 Clean Scapes 119%
3 74 Baytree Landscape Contractors 60%
4 91 Ecoscape Solutions Group 58%
5 31 Juniper Landscaping 40%
75 The Loving Cos. 40%
7 24 The Greenery 39%
70 Earth Tones Design 39%
9 45 Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping 37%
10 64 Complete Landscaping Service 35%
11 112 Pacific Landscape Management 34%
12 2 TruGreen 32%
13 89 The Munie Co. 31%
14 22 Terracare Associates 30%
15 97 Bland Landscaping Co. 29%
128 Coast Landscape Management 29%
17 132 GreenScapes Landscape Co. 28%
138 Native Land Design 28%
19 116 Level Green Landscape 27%
20 53 Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping & Garden Center 26%
114 Cutting Edge Landscape 26%
22 18 The Grounds Guys 25%
23 122 Signature Landscapes 24%
123 Greenscape 24%
25 88 Designs By Sundown 23%
26 134 The Spencer Co. 22%
27 7 Ruppert Landscape 21%
28 99 Andre Landscape Service 20%
126 The Joyce Cos. 20%
30 104 Complete Landsculpture 18%
31 98 Southview Design 18%
92 Cleary Bros. Landscape 18%
33 56 Merchants Landscape Services 17%
81 David J. Frank Landscape Contracting 17%
140 Cherrylake (Formerly LegacyScapes) 17%
142 NJ Best Lawns Sprinklers & Fencing 17%
9 Yellowstone Landscape 17%
38 11 McGuire & Hester 15%
47 Pierre Landscape 15%
52 Environmental Management Services 15%
54 AAA Landscape 15%
79 Russell Landscape Group 15%
86 Harvest Landscape Enterprises 15%
130 Providence Landscape Group 15%
135 LandCare Innovations 15%
46 55 Landscape Workshop 14%
47 46 Somerset Landscape 13%
119 Earthworks 13%
49 41 Sebert Landscaping 12%
25 Garden Design 12%
43 Chapel Valley Landscape Co. 12%
62 Beary Landscaping 12%
23 Denison Landscaping 12%
54 139 Crystal Greens Landscape 11%
55 29 TBG Environmental 10%
67 Southern Botanical 10%
73 Naturescape 10%
20 Massey Services 10%

Elite Team Offices

The Clovis, Calif.-based company invested time and energy in its people—and it saw huge returns. It enhanced its training programs to improve the knowledge and skill set of each employee. It also worked on team-building exercises to stir up excitement and camaraderie and promote longevity among its team.

Coast Landscape Management

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Level Green Landscape

When it comes to finding young talent to train and grow, this Washington, D.C. firm is fighting the good fight along with the rest of the industry. A “keep plugging away” mentality drives the company to find new ways to improve retention, like when it began supplying free uniforms to its hourly employees. This seemingly small change has shown a real improvement in employee retention.

Ruppert Landscape

The Maryland-based company improved its HR systems, starting at the application process, which now features a tracking system that lets potential candidates seamlessly follow up, schedule interviews and receive custom reports. In 2016, staffers were also introduced to RuppertLearns, a system that hosts training content and has record-keeping abilities.

Andre Landscape Service

Increased revenue is a side effect of a focus on self-improvement for this Azusa, Calif.-based company. Founded by a former youth pastor, Andre Landscape Service hired a doctor of psychology in 2016 to work with team members to improve their overall health. The move is part of a larger effort to help employees live happy, healthy and meaningful lives. The company credits the decision as a major factor in its 20 percent growth.

NJ Best Lawns Sprinklers & Fencing

Based in Lakewood, N.J., NJ Best has grown by embracing the modern way to get the word out—social media. In 2016, it began shifting its marketing spend from print to online advertising. The company even hired a social media director at the end of 2016, a move executives say will keep future growth in the double digits.

Landscape Workshop

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Crystal Greens Landscape

Previously, account managers were responsible for customer service, managing the labor force, quality assurance and more. Now, since hiring production managers, account managers dedicate their time to client relations and selling extras. Executives at the Clackamas, Ore.-based firm say this move has improved both customer service and production.

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