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TAG: Craig McBryde

Efficiency tip: Meet smarter

November 18, 2015By

Craig McBryde, owner of Greenville, S.C.-based McBryde Landscape, recognized daily meetings with his entire staff were unproductive. His company does mostly commercial maintenance work and brings in $1.3 million per year. “We were wasting people’s time having these big meetings in the morning because so much of what was discussed didn’t pertain to each individual crew,” McBryde says. “If crew one... read more

Customer report: On the rise

December 9, 2014By

Buyers of landscape services in both the commercial and residential markets are opening their wallets again—and prices reflect that demand. The LM Industry Pulse research shows green industry members’ optimism is rising—and that correlates with their customers’ positive feelings. Data from both the commercial and residential customer segments show confidence measures moving in the right direction. As a result, landscape... read more

Industry overview: In the black

December 9, 2014By

The LM Industry Pulse report reveals 2014 was a win—with strong profits and an average growth rate of 17 percent. The word is, clients can’t get landscape companies to return phone calls or show up to give estimates. To Philip Germann, owner of GreenLawn Specialists in Lewis Center, Ohio, that’s good news. “In general, demand is stronger than supply in... read more

Labor report: Now hiring

December 9, 2014By

Lack of qualified employees causes labor costs to rise. When answering, “What keeps you up at night?” Lynn Tootle could have been speaking for green industry owners and managers everywhere. “Through the recession my concern was, ‘How am I going to get enough work to keep my people working?’” says the general manager of Gro-Masters, the Savannah, Ga.-based turf and... read more