TAG: Bill Bemus

November 2015: Editorial Advisory Board

November 16, 2015By

What one key performance indicator do you recommend companies track for success? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. “We track our production numbers every day in all branches. That is our key performance indicator. Then we see how they stack up to our budget.” Bill Bemus Bemus Landscape San Clemente, Calif. Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping Cape Cod, Mass.... read more

January 2015: Editorial advisory board

January 9, 2015By

Complete the sentence: “Landscape and lawn care companies striving to be more efficient should…” Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “…look at basic operations and see how their percentages stack up to leading competitors in their particular industry. For instance, in lawn care direct labor should be about 18-20 percent; chemicals , 20 percent (tree/shrub, 7 percent); fuel,... read more

December 2014: Editorial advisory board

December 9, 2014By

In five words or less, describe the current state of the landscape and lawn care market. Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “Coming back with a vengeance!” Bill Bemus Bemus Landscape, San Clemente, Calif. “Time to raise prices.” Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping, Cape Cod, Mass. “Extremely busy with exciting growth.” Adam Linnemann Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping, Waterloo,... read more

How to sell sincerely

October 14, 2012By

I remember a conversation I had with a friend who worked as a project manager for a large commercial real estate development company. The name of a particular landscape company came up and my friend became apoplectic: “Oh! Those guys suck! I just had them on one of my projects. Hate ‘em! They were a pain in the ass every... read more