TAG: Integrated Landscape Management

Aspen Grove debuts as a national alliance of 10 landscape firms

April 5, 2018By

A holding company for 10 commercial landscaping firms with a combined $180 million in annual revenue has rebranded as Aspen Grove Landscape Group. The holding company, based in Willow Grove, Pa., was previously known as Five Seasons Property Management. President David Fleischner says the alliance “brings together the best landscape professionals from across the country.” The Aspen Grove companies include:... read more

Case study: Portable party

June 14, 2017By
Photo: Integrated Landscape Management

With its towable event trailer, one landscape company’s staff can entertain clients anywhere. Having seen event trailers in action at some Arizona Cardinals football games, John Garigen and Robert Clinkenbeard, co-owners of Integrated Landscape Management (ILM), started thinking about implementing a similar idea for their business. The company, which has locations in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Tucson, Ariz., often entertains... read more

Efficiency Tip: Turning to mobile time sheets

July 8, 2016By
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Moving to mobile time sheets last year helped Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) in Tempe, Ariz., increase efficiency and go paperless. Logging paper time sheets was a hassle for the administrative team. Plus, workers often logged hours by memory at the end of the week, leading to inaccurate time sheets and poor job estimating, owner Robert Clickenbeard says. The upfront cost... read more

Breaking into the commercial maintenance market

March 14, 2016By
Photo: U.S. Lawns

Breaking into the commercial maintenance sector can be tough, but it can provide lucrative opportunities for long-term success. When it comes to landing commercial landscape contracts, it’s often more about who you know than what you know. “The commercial business is very relationship based,” says Ken Thomas, principal of Envisor Consulting, a consulting firm based in Alpharetta, Ga. “Getting into... read more

Landscape vehicles: Which do you use and why?

November 23, 2015By
photo: LandCare

Joseph Machcinski Owner, Pangea Gardenscapes Olalla, Wash. “I run a 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road with a 2014 Eagle 6×10 landscape utility trailer. The truck allows me to operate in tight quarters and it’s economical. The trailer holds all my tools.” Rob Barber VP of Operations, LandCare, Frederick, Md. “LandCare opts for the Ford F-450 Crew Cab with a 10-ft. stake bed dump truck,... read more

Backstory: Robert Clinkenbeard

January 9, 2015By

Robert Clinkenbeard Co-0wner, Integrated Landscape Management Tempe, Ariz. Education Forrester High School and Currie High School Edinburgh, Scotland Class of 1988 “My dad used to be a Presbyterian minister. He had older ladies in his congregations who needed help in their gardens, so I used to do that to make some extra money. That’s what initially got me into landscaping.”... read more