TAG: growth

‘Burst’ of growth: Color Burst by the numbers

October 16, 2018By
Employee appreciation picnic (Photo: Color Burst Landscapes)

Brian Edwards, partner at Color Burst Landscapes in Brentwood, Tenn., began his career at McDonald’s, starting out as a burger flipper and ascending to area field consultant by the end of his tenure. With dreams of owning his own business, he bought Color Burst Landscapes in 2003 with his business partner, Frank Chalfont. Armed with strong branding skills and a... read more

Making a splash

October 3, 2018By
Trevor Lively Project Photo (Photo: Blue Jay Sprinkler Systems)

When Bruce Lively founded Blue Jay Lawn Care in 1982, offering irrigation services was not even on his radar. The company was little more than a grass mowing endeavor, run by a high school kid. That all changed for the London, Ontario-based company when Bruce Lively attended the Landscape Ontario trade show in 1986 and stumbled across a small back-corner... read more

Editorial Advisory Board: June 2018

June 18, 2018By

How can companies ensure they remain profitable while growing fast? Landscape pros Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. Bill Bemus Bemus Landscape San Clemente, Calif. Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping Cape Cod, Mass. Jerry McKay McKay Landscape Lighting Omaha, Neb. “Make sure job costing is a part of every job.” Greg Winchel Winchel Irrigation Grandville, Mich. Industry Consultants Dan Gordon TurfBooks... read more

Let’s Grow: Growth comes one day at a time

March 19, 2018By

John Joyce is a contractor with a heart of gold. He and his team have passion, integrity and a dream of dramatically growing their business. They work in a midsize market, and the potential to dominate is huge. They have been enjoying consistent growth, but it came with no real plan, no true buy-in and too much stress. I helped... read more

Anuvia grows in Florida

August 24, 2016By

Anuvia Plant Nutrients, a Florida-based manufacturer of turf fertilizer, is growing its facility and staff to expand into agriculture, Orlando Business Journal reported. The company is building a new $100 million production plant in Orange County, Fla. It plans to add 10 to 12 full-time, high-wage jobs by 2017 to accommodate this new facility. Construction of a second new building is slated to break ground in the... read more

NALP nears its goal of 1,000 new members in year

March 8, 2016By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is nearing its goal of adding 1,000 new members in one fiscal year. The NALP board of directors set the goal when the association rebranded last year. With eight weeks left in the fiscal year, it’s grown by 836 members in the past year. NALP’s yearly membership growth typically hovers around 100 new members,... read more