TAG: The Sharper Cut

Consumer Market: Picking up steam

October 11, 2013By

The Green Industry benefits as residential customers become more comfortable with their finances. Green Industry companies that serve the residential market are upbeat about the direction they see this portion of the industry headed. On the recurring services side, Andrew Ziehler, owner of Ziehler Lawn & Tree Care in Centerville, Ohio, says, “Spending is picking up with customers.” In his... read more

Costs Report: Expecting increases

October 11, 2013By

Landscape companies seek savings as they plan for cost increases in many areas of their businesses. Controlling costs is a major focus of most successful businesses, and the Green Industry has been no exception to that in 2013. Todd Pugh, CEO of Todd’s Enviroscapes, a $11.5 million company in Louisville, Ohio, estimates his costs are twice a much as they... read more

Q&A: Last Question

October 11, 2013By

We asked Green Industry pros what’s on their minds right now. Chris Casselberry Owner GreenSeasons Baton Rouge, La. 2013 projected revenue: $7.1 million Service mix: 55% maintenance; 35% irrigation/landscape installation; 10 percent pest/termite control Top of mind: The H-2B seasonal guest-worker visa program. GreenSeasons has used the program for nine years but may have to drop it next year do... read more