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TAG: Casey Payton

Case study: CEO school

July 8, 2015By
Photo: Greenscape

One North Carolina company taught a college landscape student an ultimate lesson. When the National 
Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) hosted its 39th annual Student Career Days at North Carolina State University in March, nearby Greenscape decided it wasn’t enough to just attend or have a booth at the career fair this year. The execs at Greenscape, based in Holly... read more

Case study: Scheduling solutions

June 13, 2015By

As design/build business picked up, one company found a better way to manage and communicate its installation schedule. The Problem: As the housing market rebounded and business picked up for Ross NW Watergardens, the Portland-based company found itself scheduling jobs as far as 10 to 14 weeks in advance. Managing this kind of demand was no simple feat. If a... read more

Hiring & Retention: Finders, keepers

June 11, 2015By

Strategies LM150 firms are using to up their employment game. Finding and keeping good people are fundamental to success for any business, but in the landscape industry, companies are discovering these to be increasingly difficult tasks. We spoke to several LM150 business owners who’ve been dealing with these challenges and are employing a variety of solutions. One challenge landscape business... read more

If you build it

August 2, 2013By

Carpentry projects have led one New Jersey company to launch a new division. Doing the occasional pergola or deck project for some of his landscape clients led Simon Darlington, owner of Darlington Designs in Glassboro, N.J., to launch an entire carpentry division for his landscape company. Though he knows it’s a bit of an unusual service for a landscape company... read more

Protecting equipment

June 17, 2013By

Pro Care Horticultural Services minimizes equipment loss with a financial incentive.  There’s no doubt that landscape equipment experiences a lot of wear and tear and many pieces break down over time. But improper maintenance and carelessness can lead to earlier breakdowns, loss or even theft. Lowell Rolsky, president of Pro Care Horticultural Services in Carmel, Ind., recently implemented a new... read more

Honest work

June 17, 2013By

PLANET Community Stewardship Award Winner Category: Supplier American Profit Recovery strives to include employees in its service efforts. Although they’re doing honest work, it’s easy for a debt collection agency to get a bad rap. But American Profit Recovery (APR), with corporate locations in Massachusetts and Michigan, developed the tagline “You’ll profit from our difference,” and it truly believes it.... read more