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TAG: Casey Payton

Jumping at the opportunity

May 30, 2013By

PLANET Community Stewardship Award Winner Category: State Association Chapter Volunteer efforts are ingrained in ALCC’s culture.  In its 50 years, the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) has established a long history of supporting communities, sponsoring and leading projects throughout the state. “Giving back to the community is one of the things we were founded on,” says Kristen Fefes, executive... read more

Custom growth

March 19, 2013By

A Tucson-based landscape company finds a unique niche in the maintenance market. Given Arizona’s desert landscape, xeriscaping is often a necessity. As a result, many landscape companies here don’t have a strong focus on traditional landscape maintenance. Instead, they drive much of their revenue from design/build projects with hardscaping. Still, when clients kept asking Sonoran Gardens in Tucson to tackle... read more

Well worth it

March 18, 2013By

PLANET Community Stewardship Award Winner Category: Large Green Industry Service Provider ($5 million or more in annual revenue) Acres Group invests in its community with an array of service work.  The list of community service activities the Acres Group in Wauconda, Ill., participates in is more than 20 items long. The involvement in most of these opportunities originated organically, but... read more

A good habit

February 22, 2013By

PLANET Community Stewardship Award Winner Category: Medium Green Industry Service Provider ($1 million to $5 million in annual revenue) Knowing there’s always someone in need has driven a Florida company to participate in an array of service efforts. Katy Harrell, vice president of Southeastern Outdoor Management, believes you don’t have to look far to find someone in greater need than... read more

My Biggest Mistake: Michael Thackrey

December 20, 2012By

Rapid growth without a clear business plan has been a difficult road to navigate for one Florida company. Fast growth sounds more like a blessing than a curse, but the truth is, growing too quickly can sink a business. That’s why Michael Thackrey and his business partner, Chris Eastman, have strived to control their company’s rapid growth. They don’t want... read more

My Biggest Mistake: Jerry Cashman

November 17, 2012By

Balancing old and new is challenging for a longstanding Montana firm. With a longstanding history in Bozeman, Mont., the family-owned Cashman Nursery & Landscaping is well known for its industry experience. Jerry and Jan Cashman built the present nursery building and landscaping business in 1976, but the original Cashman Nursery dates back to 1898 in Owatonna, Minn. Being a long-established... read more