TAG: Christmas Décor

Brighten your biz

September 26, 2018By
Holiday lighting installation (Photo: Brite Ideas)

Holiday lighting installations aren’t just festive and fun—they also can be a end-of-season revenue booster, as well as a way to keep some employees busy. “If you’re looking to fill a certain amount of days for your company to help retain employees, holiday lighting is a great avenue, but there are a lot of factors to take into consideration,” says... read more

Web Extra: Holiday lighting tips

September 10, 2018By
Warm white holiday lighting (Photo: Christmas Decor)

You now know the do’s and don’ts of holiday lighting, but we went a little deeper and talked to the pros—Josh Scearcy, vice president of business development for Brite Ideas; Brandon Stephens, president of the Décor Group, the umbrella company of the Christmas Décor brand; and Arnie Arsenault, president of A. Arsenault & Sons, the Spencer, Mass.-based franchisee of Christmas... read more

Nite Time Decor shifts focus to product distribution

October 23, 2013By

In an effort to extend its reach in the landscape lighting industry, Nite Time Décor, of Lubbock, Texas, is transitioning out of its franchising model into a product distributor. The switch is expected to give the company the ability to sell its private-label product line in more markets, while providing training, support and tools to contractors who may not want... read more

Managing seasonality: Alternative services and beyond

September 5, 2013By

Wreaths and tinsel seemed a far better option to Gary Fouts than laying off employees from his landscape maintenance business for the eighth year in a row. For this reason he opted to operate a Christmas Décor franchise in 1999 during the off-season for his New Lennox, Ill.-based company, then-named Principle Lawn Care & Maintenance. He made $30,000 from the... read more

Behind the bulbs

October 1, 2010By

Here’s the scenario: Your landscape business is in the Northeast. Winter is approaching. How do you maintain your business until spring? Snow plowing and removal is one solution, but what if it doesn’t snow? Then the light bulb turns on — or light bulb strands, actually. Hundreds of them. Holiday lighting could be the answer. Snow might not fall every... read more