TAG: Christy Webber Landscapes

The Big One: Park perfection

June 26, 2019By
Millennium Park (Photo: Scott Stewart, Millennium Park Foundation)

The details (and images) behind Chicago area Christy Webber Landscapes' maintenance work on Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. read more

Come Alive Outside moves forward as a nonprofit

December 2, 2014By

On Nov. 1, Come Alive Outside held its initial board meeting as a nonprofit organization, defining the strategic plan of the organization as it moves forward on its Come Alive Outside initiative. Started by JP Horizons President Jim Paluch in 2011, Come Alive Outside aims to inspire professional landscape companies to play a more active role in reconnecting communities with... read more

How to be a woman in a male dominated industry

October 24, 2012By

Landscape Management asked me to write about my experience as a woman doing business in the landscaping industry. You know the drill: Write about how the industry held me back, how men treated me unfairly, how I never could catch a break and throw in a few of those big words I can hardly spell, such as bigotry, prejudice, chauvinism... read more

Budget crunch

October 1, 2010By

Loving the industry used to be enough. Now more than ever, ‘you have to have business sense, too.’   Where does the landscape marketplace fall short most today? “Bidding, billing and paperwork,” explains the president of Chicago’s Christy Webber Landscapes. “We’re not savvy businesspeople.” The numbers don’t lie. Only 56% of landscape business owners prepared a 2010 budget (which is... read more

Word of mouth is no longer enough

October 1, 2010By

To increase sales, landscapers move beyond referrals as their only means of marketing.   Landscapers lose clients. It’s inevitable. “They die. They lose jobs. They sell their houses and move. They divorce. They get sick. They can’t afford us.” Jerry Tindel lists the many ways he’s lost Cutting Edge Lawn Care clients in Austin, TX. The goal, obviously, is to... read more