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TAG: Business Planners

Persistence pays off

October 1, 2010By

Urban Farmer found the work it wanted and chased it until it was theirs. Getting to this point was a lot of hard work, but Urban Farmer, a Thornton, CO-based full-service landscape, irrigation, reclamation and maintenance firm, is tracking 4.5% growth for the year. How did they do it? One word, says Sean Lynam, business development manager: “Persistence.” “It came... read more

Back to basics

October 1, 2010By

Operating from the garage of their home in the San Fernando Valley, Richard and Charlene Angelo launched Stay Green, Inc. in 1970 with a truck, a handful of residential customers and a vision. Richard’s sense of professionalism drove customer satisfaction, and the business grew quickly through referrals. Today, the company  has more than 200 employees working in three divisions —... read more

Signature solutions

October 1, 2010By

Marsha Newberry, owner of Signature Contracting Services, LLC in Grand Prairie, TX, says she can’t pinpoint just one reason why the company has been so successful this year. “It’s the whole picture,” she says. “There are a multitude of reasons.” The top two are diversification and customer loyalty. While she’s heard other companies tell prospective clients they “don’t do that... read more

Making dad and mom proud

October 1, 2010By

Steven Jomides never had the opportunity to fully repay the $15,000 his father loaned him in 1988 to found Lawns By Yorkshire. “I made one or two small payments to Dad in ’88, but later that year he died of lung cancer at age 56,” shares Jomides, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, as he fights back tears. “Mom... read more

Master planners

October 1, 2010By

DLC Resources is spreading its wings like an eagle soaring over deserts in the Southwest as it continues to grow. Jumping from $16.86 million in annual revenue in 2007 to $21.98 million in 2008 and $22 million in 2009, the company recently expanded out of its headquarters into Tucson and Las Vegas. With a niche of managing large master-planned communities,... read more

Wisdom from water

October 1, 2010By

This year Cutting Edge Lawn Care based in Austin, TX is on track for 10% growth in revenue. In fact, over the last three years they’ve managed to increase by 10% each year, despite the weak economy. Jerry Tindel, business manager, says the fact that Austin did not experience as difficult economic problems as other U.S. cities is certainly one... read more