TAG: growth

Scale up your business by ‘trimming the fat’

September 18, 2019By
Landscape design photo (Photo: Frontiers Landscape Architecture)

Doug Taylor’s lean approach to growth has helped his Ontario-based Frontiers Landscape Architecture design/build firm thrive. read more

Profit Power: 3 conditions for scaling your landscape business

March 20, 2019By

To really scale your business consistently, you need three conditions in place. Capacity First off, you need capacity, in the form of a super leadership team, staffed with leaders in sales/marketing, administration/finance and operations. You need a team that has the capacity to develop new solutions as new growth challenges arise. It’s more than just having the physical capacity to... read more

‘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