TAG: New York

Landscape owner arrested for not paying workers

June 26, 2015By

Richard Orvieto, owner and operator of the landscaping company Double “O” Landscaping, was arrested in Suffolk County, N.Y. The owner and company are charged with failing to pay more than $13,000 in wages to three former employees and with defrauding the state unemployment insurance system of almost $12,000 by paying wages in cash off-the-books and thereby failing to pay required... read more

Bellantoni Landscape joins LandOpt network

June 25, 2015By

Bellantoni Landscape, based in White Plains, N.Y., is now “Powered by LandOpt.” Bellantoni Landscape now has exclusive LandOpt license rights within central Westchester County, N.Y. and Greenwich, Conn. “Everyone on our team wears multiple hats, so to speak,” said co-owner Michael Bellantoni Jr. “That’s why we were intrigued by the LandOpt System—we liked the concept of defined roles and HR... read more

Million Trees NYC to use mobile data-collection system

October 29, 2014By

Nektar Data Systems, a mobile data software solutions provider based in Edmonton, Alberta, secured a contract with New York City to assist the parks department to monitor and report on trees planted as part of the city’s Million Trees NYC environmental initiative. The New York City parks department required a cloud-based mobile data collection system to quantify the contractual requirements... read more

Throwback Thursday: May 2007

April 17, 2014By

The Green Industry is by no means mum on its efforts to attract younger generations to the business, especially in regard to convincing them there is, in fact, rewarding career opportunities here. Look no further than the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Student Career Days (SCD) that was held last month at Colorado State University. Then there’s that National Landscape Architecture... read more

Learning curve: LCO grows company by educating clients about watering practices

April 7, 2014By

New York lawn care operator creates long-term customers through education. Brian Marcus started his career as a biology teacher. So it’s no surprise the owner of Morning Glory Lawncare & Design in Holbrook, N.Y., considers educating clients one of the most important parts of business, an approach that has helped the company expand from eight clients to nearly 150 in... read more

Durante Rentals deemed newest New York Takeuchi dealer

April 2, 2014By

Takeuchi-US named Durante Rentals its newest dealer in New York. An Inc. 5,000 company, Durante Rentals will carry the full line of Takeuchi compact earthmoving equipment, including compact track loaders, compact excavators, compact wheel loaders and skid-steer loaders. With four locations throughout the New York City and Westchester area, the company provides construction equipment rentals and sales from locations in... read more