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TAG: landscaping

LA production company seeks Latino landscaper for TV series

May 27, 2015By

Bodega Pictures, a Los Angeles production company, is seeking Latino or Latina landscapers, landscape designers and landscape architects for a new backyard renovation television series. The candidate must be age 30 to 50, fluent in English and experienced in landscaping and landscape design. The perfect candidate also has experience in landscape architecture, artistry and design; outdoor refurbishing; and horticulture. To apply,... read more

Americans value nice yards, NALP research shows

May 18, 2015By

Americans still love their yards. In May, a study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) found that a majority of people, 90 percent, value having a well-maintained yard. Furthermore, the study found that 83 percent of people think it’s important to have a yard, and 75 percent of people value time spent... read more

Ep. 123: From white to green

March 26, 2015By

Danny Kindergan, president of Kindergan Landscaping, talks about how he transitions his company from snow and ice management to landscape maintenance and design/build. He also discusses staffing, equipment and scheduling issues as makes the transition from one season to the next. Most importantly, he stresses the importance of having all equipment working 100 percent before seasonal employees return.   read more

ClearSpan Fabric Structures

February 24, 2015By

ClearSpan Fabric Structures, for sand and salt storage, provide design/build and energy-efficient solutions for material, equipment and other storage needs. When the Stephenson County (Illinois) highway department needed to replace their material storage building that was lost in a storm, County Engineer Chris Isbell turned to ClearSpan Fabric Structures. “I determined that fabric buildings cost less and could be constructed quicker... read more

Finances for the ‘small’ operator

February 17, 2015By
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A reader recently asked us to cover the topic of finances for the “smaller” operator with just a few employees and less than $250,000 in annual revenue. I thought about it and recognized successful finances have nothing to do with size but with organization and discipline. Sound financial management knows no size. Here are the five most important items for... read more

Backstory: Tom Wood

February 17, 2015By

Tom Wood Owner, Wood Landscape Services Columbus, Ohio   Education Thomas Worthington High School Worthington, Ohio Class of 1975 “I had a summer job between junior and senior year at a local landscape company called Four Seasons Nursery. I loved being outside.” The Ohio State University Class of 1982 “I studied at OSU and worked for a landscape contractor the entire... read more