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TAG: Twin Oaks Landscape

Profitable snow and ice purchases

May 15, 2018By
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Snow and ice removal is a completely different beast from the rest of a landscape contractor’s services. It demands a quick turnaround in tough conditions, requiring companies to have reliable equipment at the ready—because a snowstorm waits for no one. Beyond being up for the job, the equipment also has to work for the business financially. To ensure their snow... read more

Cut nonproduction hours

December 9, 2014By

About seven years ago, Chris Speen and the team at Twin Oaks Landscape in Ann Arbor, Mich., realized they needed to cut back on nonproduction hours—aka “a lot of guys standing around.” “We’re now at 12 crews, but as we got bigger—around four to six crews—it was hard,” says Speen, general manager of the $2.4 million full-service company. “We thought,... read more

Stormwater woes

February 22, 2013By

Twin Oaks Landscape differentiates itself by fixing clients’ stormwater problems. Chris Speen, general manager of Twin Oaks Landscape, in Ann Arbor, Mich., was looking for a differentiator. There were a lot of landscape businesses in his area and they all offered the same services. He wanted to not only stand out from the crowd but offer a unique service that... read more