TAG: Yellowstone Landscape

Why some companies are turning to Puerto Rico for labor

April 21, 2017By
Landscape workers. Photo: ©istock.com/WoodenDinosaur

Why—and how—some landscape companies are recruiting workers from Puerto Rico. Late last year, William Merkler was on vacation in Puerto Rico, thinking about how he would reconcile his landscape firm’s contracts with the new prevailing wage the Department of Labor told him he must pay his H-2B guest workers this year—a 17 percent increase. “We contacted our clients and told... read more

Letter to the Editor: Yellowstone’s CEO on the real problem for legal employers, laborers in the landscape industry

March 30, 2017By

I’d like to thank Gregg Robertson for highlighting the labor shortage challenging the landscape industry. The Wall Street Journal also recently ran an article (gated) that while broader than just the landscape industry, foreshadowed the implications of the worsening labor shortage. Landscape employers that run legal and compliant operations are being squeezed between a shortage of legal local labor; widely... read more

Editor’s Note: Louisville quotables

November 10, 2016By

The landscape industry’s largest trade show, GIE+EXPO, got even larger this year. There were 230 new exhibitors —a good sign assuming they all have done their research and have deemed the landscape market to be a promising one. While the LM team and I were running between the show floor and conference sessions like crazy people, as we do every... read more

Backstory: William Dellecker

September 30, 2016By
Photos: William Dellecker

William Dellecker Executive Vice President Yellowstone Landscape Bunnell, Fla. Education Wolfson High School Jacksonville, Fla. Class of 1974 Stetson University Bachelor’s in Business Administration Class of 1977 “I credit being an RA with teaching me early lessons about people. It was fun.” Master’s in Business Administration Class of 1978 Work Experience 1978-1983 AT&T Various positions Southeast Florida 1983-2002 General Manager... read more

Yellowstone Landscape acquires Ackman Bros.

September 22, 2015By

Palm Coast, Fla.-based Yellowstone Landscape acquired Ackman Bros. Landscaping, based in Orlando, Fla. Terms were not disclosed. “Yellowstone and Ackman share a belief that our clients deserve personalized service and communications,” said Yellowstone Landscape CEO Tim Portland. “We also share the same demanding standards and superior results for our clients’ properties. The combined strengths of our businesses will raise the bar... read more

Yellowstone Landscape drops legacy brand names

September 1, 2015By

Austin Outdoor and Bio Landscape, the two companies that make up Yellowstone Landscape Group, are unifying under one brand: Yellowstone Landscape. CEO Tim Portland shared the news in a client announcement, which was posted on the company’s website Aug. 27. The company also got a new logo and updated its color scheme. Yellowstone Landscape, which is headquartered in Bunnell, Fla.,... read more