TAG: Southview Design

Big Picture: Making a point

February 9, 2017By
Photo: Troy Thies Photography

Location: Prior Lake, Minn. Company: Southview Design Photo credit: Troy Thies Photography This peninsula residential landscaping project was three years in planning and two years to complete. The first meeting took place on the property with Southview Designs Landscape Designer Matt Burton, the real estate agent and the homeowner. The existing 1950s home was still there, with several steps leading... read more

Backstory: Ryan Slipka

January 20, 2017By
Photo: Ryan Slipka

Ryan Slipka General Manager, partner Southview Design St. Paul, Minn. Education Rosemount High School Rosemount, Minn. Class of 1999 University of Mary Bismark, N.D. Management information systems/finance Class of 2003 “I realized there were a lot of good landscapers but not a lot of skilled landscapers with an education in how to run a business.” Work Experience 1996-1999 Krech Landscaping... read more

Big Picture: Ready for its close-up

August 18, 2015By
Southview Design, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

LOCATION: Behind a local TV station’s studios COMPANY: Southview Design, Inver Grove Heights, Minn. THE DETAILS: For 31 years, this TV station’s “Back Yard” has hosted interviews, weather reports, cooking and gardening segments and more. But the space had seen better days. It was time for an upgrade. The station shared two design concepts on-air for viewers to vote on.... read more

LM150 Lessons Learned: Q&A

June 12, 2014By

What do you know now that you wish you knew then? “I would have hired managers from outside the industry earlier.” –Keith Rotolo, senior vice president/owner, Rotolo Consultants (RCI) “The hardest challenge for any business owner is to let go and trust others to do tasks that you might not think they can do as well. It took me about seven years to... read more

‘The book that changed my business’

February 10, 2014By

Which titles have had the greatest impact on Green Industry companies? Four business owners share their must-reads.  By Bill Bemus, President Bemus Landscape, a $21 million, full-service landscape company San Clemente, Calif. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl is one of the most challenging books I’ve ever read. I first became aware of Frankl about 20 years ago when as... read more