TAG: Mike Rorie

GIS Dynamics unveils Go iLawn update

October 28, 2015By

GIS Dynamics, maker of Go iLawn and Go iPave property measuring software, released version 19.4 of its Go iLawn software. Go iLawn 19.4 update includes a 360-degree continuous image rotation, a new overlay of property parcels on map and a new overlay of roads and road names on property map. With only one Go iLawn search, users can see the... read more

Backstory: Mike Rorie

July 7, 2015By

Mike Rorie President GroundSystems Cincinnati Education Madeira High School Madeira, Ohio Class of 1977 Did you know?   “The name of my first company was Maintenance Service Inc. We changed it to GroundMasters around 1982 because we wanted a name that resonated more with landscaping.” “My wife Angela and I enjoy traveling together. We golf year round and we like to... read more

Go iLawn unveils Landscape Contractor Success Center

January 22, 2015By

GIS Dynamics, the parent company of Go iLawn, launched its Landscape Contractor Success Center, a collection of free tools to help landscape contractors excel different facets of their business. “If you are a contractor seeking success as I was when I was running my company, then take my word (that) benchmarking, training and working on your business are key components... read more

Brickman/ValleyCrest: Culture clash?

May 29, 2014By

 A look at their cultures, what defines a national company mentality and TruGreen LandCare comparisons. As the two largest landscape companies work toward merging into one, the rest of the Green Industry is a split crowd sitting on the sidelines. Some spectators are biting their nails out of nervousness, while others have pulled up a seat, waiting to pick up... read more

Building a business you can sell

January 8, 2014By

This post is part of a threefold summary of A Better Way 2 Learn Financials’ 2013 Financial Management TeleSummit.  Presented by A Better Way 2 Learn, Go iLawn and Landscape Management, the event was held in three, live, hour-long segments Dec. 3 to Dec. 5. This is a wrap-up of the conversation “Building a Business You Can Sell,” held Dec.... read more

Make ‘mow’ money

April 1, 2004By

Mowing isn't rocket science - you fire up a mower and go. But making money at mowing might qualify. Why? Because you can't just eyeball a job site, quote a price and send your guys out scrambling every which direction to fulfill the contract. You have to have systems in place to make sure equipment is properly maintained, routes are in order and everyone is on the same page. read more