TAG: Shackleford Landscape Group

How site mapping can improve efficiency

June 5, 2017By
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When Winter Storm Jonas dropped several feet of snow throughout the eastern U.S. in January 2016, Kevin Shackleford’s plow crews had their work cut out for them. Fortunately, Shackleford, owner of Shackleford Landscape Group based in Bear, Del., had implemented a snow site mapping and marking system a few seasons earlier that positioned his plow crews to be prepared when... read more

Efficiency Tip: Using FaceTime in the office

October 17, 2016By
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Kevin Shackleford, owner of Shackleford Landscape Group in Bear, Del., has replaced most face-to-face meetings with tools like iPhone’s FaceTime or Skype. Surprisingly, there’s been very little—if any—pushback from clients, he says. Shackleford says everyone is busy these days, and in-person meetings are burdensome. He adds that his commercial clients prefer the “privacy” of having him Skype in for a... read more

Case study: Add-on biz

October 15, 2015By

When leaves fall, profits rise for a Delaware-based landscape company. By offering leaf clean-up as a stand-alone service, Kevin Shackleford, president of Shackleford Landscape Group in Bear, Del., attracts new customers. Some aren’t necessarily interested in year-round landscape work but need occasional help on bigger projects. “Right after Labor Day, we start really pushing the leaf clean-up service so our... read more