TAG: Chalet

Chalet’s Leuenberger to retire

February 17, 2016By

Lawn care industry veteran Bill Leuenberger, soil and turf department manager for Wilmette, Ill.-based Chalet, will retire on March 11. Leuenberger sold his company Lawngevity to Chalet in 1992, then joined the company to launch its lawn care division, which he and his team grew to several thousand customers. He had previously worked for Chalet from 1982 to 1984, worked... read more

Overview: Blue skies ahead

May 7, 2013By

Lawn care operators are positioned for a strong 2013. Businesses operating on the lawn care side of the Green Industry are feeling positive about the year ahead. Nearly 90 percent of respondents to Landscape Management’s Lawn Care Market Report survey say they are “very optimistic” or “somewhat optimistic” about their 2013 business outlook. Companies say despite some less-than-stable conditions on... read more

Expense tracking

May 6, 2013By

Lawn care operators report concern but stability for 2013.  The cost of doing business is always a concern for Green Industry businesses. Lawn care operators (LCOs), in particular, have specific costs to contend with: inputs like pesticides and fertilizer. “As far as the products we purchase, they’re pretty stable,” says Kelly Banfield, president and CEO of Banfield’s Landscaping and Lawn... read more

Add-On Biz: Special order

August 15, 2012By

On Chicago’s North Shore, creeping bentgrass is a common infestation that’s difficult to control. Because creeping bentgrass is thick, matty and chokes out other grasses, it’s a nuisance that many customers feel spoils an otherwise beautiful lawn. It’s also prone to disease. For customers with bentgrass- or nimblewill-infested lawns, Chalet in Chicago’s northern suburbs is turning the problem into an... read more