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TAG: Arbor-Nomics Turf

Show me the money: A look at incentive programs

June 18, 2018By
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They say money talks. And it seems lawn care technicians are listening. Companies are offering commission, bonus and incentive programs to increase production rates and motivate their lawn care crews to go the extra mile. “In today’s competitive workplace, it takes a whole lot more than just a flat hourly rate to attract someone to be part of your company,”... read more

Early order program breakdown

October 17, 2016By
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Used strategically, early order programs can be a winning proposition. For as long as Mark Leahy can remember, he’s been looking for a deal. He recalls stocking up on bags of fertilizer in the early days when he ran his company out of a barn. “I would literally stack them by hand up to the ceiling in the one stall... read more

Backstory: Richard Bare

June 29, 2016By

Richard Bare President Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. Education Chaney High School Youngstown, Ohio Class of 1966 The Ohio State University Bachelor’s of Science, Ornamental Horticulture Class of 1970 Work Experience 1960-1966 Worker bee Terrace Gardens Nursery, Youngstown, Ohio “I had a very rich upbringing at my father’s nursery. Not monetarily—but with experience.” 1970-1973 Owner Fern Hill Landscaping, Columbus, Ohio “When... read more

Industry members react to TruGreen, Scotts LawnService merger

December 10, 2015By

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. merging Scotts LawnService with its largest competitor, TruGreen, is no doubt a huge deal—to the tune 2.3 million customers and $1.3 billion in combined revenue—but it wasn’t a huge surprise to some industry observers. And questions remain about how many details will be worked out. “It was pretty clear that Scotts LawnService wasn’t a core activity for... read more

2015 Lawn Care Forum: Agronomic challenges pt. 2

December 10, 2015By

Lawn care operators from our 2015 Lawn Care Forum, including Richard Bare of Arbor-Nomics Turf; Tom Hougnon of Reliable Property Services; and Terry Jungels of Total Lawn Care, talk about agronomic challenges they’ve faced this year. read more

GIE+EXPO 2015: The state of the landscape market

November 20, 2015By

LM‘s editorial advisory board members, including Adam Linnemann of Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping; Kevin Kehoe of 3PG Consulting and Aspire Software; Richard Bare of Arbor-Nomics Turf; Phil Harwood of Pro-Motion Consulting; and Dan Gordon of Turf Books, talk about the current state of the industry at GIE+EXPO 2015. read more