TAG: Dahlkemper Landscape Architects & Contractors

Costs Report: Expecting increases

October 11, 2013By

Landscape companies seek savings as they plan for cost increases in many areas of their businesses. Controlling costs is a major focus of most successful businesses, and the Green Industry has been no exception to that in 2013. Todd Pugh, CEO of Todd’s Enviroscapes, a $11.5 million company in Louisville, Ohio, estimates his costs are twice a much as they... read more

Q&A: Last Question

October 11, 2013By

We asked Green Industry pros what’s on their minds right now. Chris Casselberry Owner GreenSeasons Baton Rouge, La. 2013 projected revenue: $7.1 million Service mix: 55% maintenance; 35% irrigation/landscape installation; 10 percent pest/termite control Top of mind: The H-2B seasonal guest-worker visa program. GreenSeasons has used the program for nine years but may have to drop it next year do... read more

Labor report: Force to reckon with

October 10, 2013By

As the labor market tightens, landscape contractors continue to struggle to fill key positions.   GreenSeasons, a full-service landscape company in Baton Rouge, La., “just cannot get steady workers,” owner Chris Casselberry says. The company’s annual revenue for 2012 was $7 million, and it expects to be up about $100,000 in 2013. “We could have done better, but we aren’t really... read more

Industry overview: Ahead of the curve

October 10, 2013By

Landscape industry professionals are feeling positive. Despite challenges, the industry is out front of other small businesses when it comes to optimism. Optimism among landscape professionals about the state of the Green Industry is better than expected this year, despite some uncertainty. When asked for last year’s Landscape Management Industry Pulse report, “What’s your 2013 business outlook?”, 69 percent of... read more