TAG: U.S. Lawns

A road map for franchising

February 11, 2019By
The Grounds Guys crew and equipment (Photo: The Grounds Guys)

For contractors who want to scale their business but feel stuck in a rut, franchising may be a viable route to consider. Franchising is also an option for startup landscapers, who may need help learning how to run an effective business and understanding the ins and outs of the green industry. “The franchise system is like having a guardrail on... read more

Companies in the News: BrightView teams up with community to build memorial; U.S. Lawns team lends helping hand to Central Florida food bank; Case Construction Equipment extends warranties

November 21, 2017By

BrightView teamed up with community organizations in Florida to design and install a memorial park for veterans and first responders. The park features a flag representing each branch of the military, paver walks, a memorial wall, a commemorative plaque, new landscaping and a first responders’ fire pit area. The memorial was officially opened during a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony on... read more

Tips for determining your ideal maintenance crew size

September 25, 2017By
Photos: U.S. Lawns

Follow these guidelines from U.S. Lawns to help determine your ideal maintenance crew size. As you plan the future of your landscape management business, it’s important to recognize that crew size drives profitability. If your crews are too big, you don’t make money; if they’re too small you don’t make money. Setting up your crews for the right size influences... read more

People on the Move: Davey’s Bastian honored; US Lawns inducts Harrell into HOF; and more from AmericanHort, FMC

August 16, 2017By

Rex Bastian, Ph.D., technical advisor for The Davey Tree Expert Co., recently received a 2017 Award of Distinction from The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The Awards of Distinction were presented during the opening ceremony of the ISA’s 93rd Annual International Conference and Trade Show. Bastian was honored with ISA’s 2017 Award of Merit, the ISA’s highest honor for outstanding service... read more

Companies in the News: Heads Up landscapes children’s cancer center; Teacher wins Deere contest; U.S. Lawns, Weed Man, Mosquito Joe named top low-cost franchises; Toro partners with MLS team

July 12, 2017By

Heads Up Landscape Contractors donated more than $10,000 of materials and labor to complete the landscape for Erin’s Place. The facility, a project of the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico, is designed to be a “home away from home for children to receive pediatric hospice care when it is not available in their hometowns.” John Deere awarded Eric Moores, a high... read more

Process for productivity

January 30, 2017By
Along with consistency, checklists drive productivity and profitability.

Weekly landscape maintenance checklists help crews do their jobs consistently and efficiently. While all clients’ properties are different, the way they’re serviced should be the same every time. At least that’s the mantra at U.S. Lawns. The $170-million commercial grounds care franchise business headquartered in Orlando, Fla., stresses the importance of its weekly “job sequencing” process, which is a checklist... read more