TAG: GreenSeasons

Get in early: the lowdown on early order programs

October 16, 2018By
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Lawn care operators share five considerations for participating in early order programs. About five years ago, Brian Wiese began taking advantage of the early order program offered by his fertilizer supplier. Each December, Wiese, the turf division manager for SunCo in Omaha, Neb., preorders enough fertilizer for rounds one and two at a discounted rate and with delayed payment terms.... read more

Company stable but uncertain after Baton Rouge flood

September 13, 2016By

From Aug. 8-14, 6.9 trillion gallons of rain pummeled Louisiana’s Baton Rouge area. One month after the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, one local landscape company is still treading water. Chris Casselberry owns GreenSeasons and a Spring-Green franchise in Central, La., which borders Baton Rouge and falls in East Baton Rouge Parish. Despite the companies’ headquarters taking in 8 feet of water, they are almost fully operational, though the administrative... read more

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