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TAG: GreenLawn Specialists

Bullish bellwethers?

December 9, 2014By

My ears perked up when I interviewed Philip Germann for the LM Industry Pulse report. The owner of GreenLawn Specialists in Lewis Center, Ohio, said homeowners are having a hard time getting landscape professionals to return their phone calls. It reminded me of an economic indicator, albeit unscientific, I read about a few years back: the Speed at Which Contractors... 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