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California Company Uses Phased Approach to Transition to Battery Equipment

When the California Air Resource Board (CARB) proposed banning the sale of virtually all carbon-emitting landscape equipment starting in 2024, this legislation simply accelerated Cagwin & Dorward’s plans to transition to electric equipment. The Petaluma, California-based company sees electric and robotic equipment as the future of the industry and has been planning for this shift […]

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REPLAY: Finding Your Why with Joshua Gillow and Duane Draughon

In this replay episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape, talk with Joshua Gillow, founder of YES Express, and Duane Draughon owner and lead designer of VizX Design Studios. Gillow is the founder of […]

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Standardizing Your Project Handoff Process

There are a lot of moving parts to a project handoff, so creating a process and using it consistently can help streamline this step and prevent oversights. “Standardizing this process helps improve communication, expectations, and keeping on track with all project specifics to reduce the chance of scope creep,” says Michael Wagner, director of company […]

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How I Do It: Implementing New Equipment Efficiencies

With labor being a constant challenge in the landscape industry, taking advantage of various equipment innovations can help you make the most of your current workforce and boost morale. Local Roots Landscaping, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, started seeking equipment that could increase their efficiency after buying a wheel loader in 2019. Patrick Murray, managing partner of […]

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Finding Your Path with Herbicides with Patrick Henry: Season 3, Episode 48 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 48 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, with Include Software, Brett Lemcke with R.M. Landscape, talk to Patrick Henry, COO of Monarchchem.  Henry was a Nashville songwriter and performer on the SiriusXM Radio Comedy channels before COVID shut down the country and he was out […]

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The Importance of Proper Project Handoffs

In a relay race, teams have to seamlessly pass the baton from one athlete to another in order to succeed. Similarly, project handoffs are a critical step to ensure the work your team has sold is executed properly and in a timely manner by your production team. “Project handoffs enable effective communication and clarification of […]

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Business Smarts: Effectively Partnering with Subcontractors

Subcontractors can help build out your lawn or landscape company’s service offerings, meet increased customer demand or boost your snow removal team’s size. While they can be more expensive than your in-house employees, subcontractors bring expertise in their specialty. In some cases, a service like irrigation or tree care may be out of your preferred […]

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REPLAY: Clarity in Communication with Dan Foley

In this replay episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, host Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, talks with Dan Foley, president of DHCC Management Corporation. Foley is president of DHCC Management Corporation where he serves as a success coach and advisor. Foley started his own company, D. Foley Landscape, when he was […]

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Chart Your Own Path with Brooke Garcia: Season 3: Episode 46 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 46 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software, Neal Glatt with GrowTheBench and Brett Lemcke with R.M. Landscape talk to Brooke Garcia, garden director with Magnolia in Waco, Texas.     Upon graduating from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in horticulture and […]

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Business Smarts: Six Possible Service Offerings Your Company Could Add

If your company is growing and looking for methods to boost your revenue, one way to do so is to increase your service offerings. As for what type of service is a good addition depends on customer demand and leaning into what your company is already equipped to handle. Play to your strengths and focus […]

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