TAG: Roscoe Klausing

PLANET dubs 9 new Trailblazers

September 11, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) named nine new Trailblazers, two for their excellence in design/build installation and seven for their achievements in landscape management. The new trailblazers, nominated by peers for their contributions to the Green Industry, include: Darin Brockelbank, Metro GreenScape, Charlotte, N.C. (design/build installation); Joel Hafner, Fine Earth Landscape, Poolesville, Md. (design/build installation); Bill Arman, The Harvest Group, Dana Point,... read more

March 2014 Web Extra: Stranger than fiction?

March 18, 2014By

  Roscoe and Brook Klausing, the subjects of the Landscape Management March 2014 cover story, met Jim Paluch in the late 1990s, around the time they became involved in the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET, it was ALCA at the time). He had just started his consulting business, J.P. Horizons.   Paluch recalls their meeting: “Roscoe was this tall, very formal,... read more

Same tree, different branches

March 12, 2014By

Talking to the Klausing brothers is like addressing two sides of the same brain. On the left is the oldest, Roscoe Klausing, 37, president and CEO of Klausing Group, a $2.8 million commercial grounds maintenance firm in Lexington, Ky. He’s genuine. Logical. A planner. On the right side younger brother Brook Klausing, 36, owner of $1.5 million, New York City-based... read more

Saving every last drop

July 3, 2012By

Conservation-minded landscape professionals are turning to rainwater harvesting and graywater systems to recycle water.  With the heat wave that engulfed the country this month, no doubt many Americans have taken the liberty of letting the sprinkler run a tad bit longer than usual. We hope people have been paying as much attention to the calendar as they have to the... read more

Snow & Ice Guide: Shoveling dirt

May 18, 2012By

The lack of snow in 2011-2012 hit landscapers where it hurts—in their wallets. 2011 will go down as one of the wildest weather years in history. Spring mercilessly flooded landscapes with rain. Summer and fall brought an onslaught of tornadoes. And for much of the country, winter brought, well, nothing — except mild temperatures, that is. So if landscaping companies... read more

The winter (and spring) of our discontent

May 18, 2012By

Snowplows sat idle, gathering dust instead of snow. Temperatures blinked to late spring levels in February before alternating between record heat and below freezing for much of the country. It sent contractors everywhere scrambling and launched their 100 Days of Hell as much as 45 days earlier than in years past. “Everyone is scrambling to find out what it means... read more