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TAG: Emily Schappacher

Tightening things up

September 21, 2015By
Photos: GrowinGreen

Despite hardships, Jonathan Rigsbee’s North Carolina lawn care business continues to grow. Jonathan Rigsbee knows how to make the best out of a bad situation. Throughout his green industry career, the president and CEO of GrowinGreen, a Kernersville, N.C.-based lawn care company, has experienced ups, downs and everything in between. Perseverance and innovation have helped the company thrive in ways... read more

Time-saving tech

August 14, 2015By

Technology helps streamline the irrigation 
division of Echo Systems, resulting in a better 
use of technicians’ time and better looking 
client properties. “I can be 30 miles from a site and tell you pretty much everything that has happened with the client’s 
irrigation system in about a minute,” says Josh White. The head of business 
development for Echo Systems in... read more

Hitting the road

August 7, 2015By
Airplane at sunset. Photo: ©

Accepting out-of-town work can be a good business move—but only if it’s done right. Jason Cupp recalls a situation where a client needed some emergency landscape maintenance done on a property the client owned out of state. “I got the phone call at 4 p.m. and was on a plane at 7 p.m.,” says Cupp, a Kansas City, Mo.-based landscape... read more

Doing what’s right

July 7, 2015By
Photos: DeFranco Landscaping

A New York landscape company makes a name for itself by putting its region’s pristine waterway first. More than 90 percent of DeFranco Landscaping’s 
clientele is located on or near Lake George, a 32-mile-long watershed located at the base of the Adirondack Mountains in northeastern New York. Nicknamed “the Queen of American Lakes,” its water is classified by the state... read more

Continuing to serve

June 21, 2015By

Government contracts fuel former Marine’s New York landscape and snow removal business. In 2010, Chris Dambach and his fellow Marines were sitting on the back of a vehicle, on the border of Syria and Iraq, talking about where life after the military would take them. Some of the guys mentioned they would go to college, while others talked about joining... read more

‘Partners’ inspire growth, goodwill

September 4, 2014By
(From left) David Minor, CEO, and Rick Onstott, president, opened Fort Worth-based The Landscape Partners in 2003.

A Texas company’s focus on partnerships inspires growth and goodwill in the communities it serves. To Rick Onstott, president of The Landscape Partners, a company is a lot like a three-legged stool. “If one of the three legs is broken, the stool will fall down,” he says. It’s that mentality that inspires The Landscape Partners’ mission to deliver great quality,... read more