TAG: Todd’s Enviroscapes

Case study: Growing day

December 9, 2014By

Shutting down for a day to help improve employees’ lives is pricey but worth it for one firm. Not too many business owners would help employees pursue a dream outside of their landscape career, but Todd Pugh isn’t like most owners. In fact, some might even call him crazy for shutting down business for a day just to focus on... read more

Throwback Thursday: January 2004

May 8, 2014By

You’re familiar with the terms, and you surely have heard them this month: “The busy season.”  “The grind.”  “Spring pressure.” Do you sense a nerve-wracking undertone from them? A solution to that is productivity—a term the cover story from the January 2004 issue of Landscape Management efficiently expands on. Titled “Productivity tips” by then-Contributor George Witterschein, the story lists 10... read more

Commercial Market: Quality comeback

October 11, 2013By

Pricing is still a concern on the commercial side of the business, but the tide may be starting to turn.  Landscape professionals on the commercial side of the business say they’re seeing some clients return to a quality- and value-driven mindset. That’s good news for these companies, as many of them may be doing some work for less than they... 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

Labor report: Force to reckon with

October 10, 2013By

As the labor market tightens, landscape contractors continue to struggle to fill key positions.   GreenSeasons, a full-service landscape company in Baton Rouge, La., “just cannot get steady workers,” owner Chris Casselberry says. The company’s annual revenue for 2012 was $7 million, and it expects to be up about $100,000 in 2013. “We could have done better, but we aren’t really... read more