TAG: Grant & Power Landscaping

LM150 Lessons Learned: Q&A

June 12, 2014By

What do you know now that you wish you knew then? “I would have hired managers from outside the industry earlier.” –Keith Rotolo, senior vice president/owner, Rotolo Consultants (RCI) “The hardest challenge for any business owner is to let go and trust others to do tasks that you might not think they can do as well. It took me about seven years to... 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

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

Whiplash recovery

October 1, 2010By

Grant & Power Landscaping has been through some major whiplash, but has come out better on the other side of things. In 2008, the company had its best year by far. In 2009, it had its worst. “That catches you off guard,” says Jan-Gerrit Bouwman, RLA, MLA, ASLA, senior landscape architect and partner of the West Chicago, IL-based company. Now,... read more