How I Do It

HeartLand Shares Story Behind Monumental Growth in 2019

Every year Landscape Management recognizes the top 150 landscape companies ranked by revenue. The top five companies for this year are the same as last year, but just a little bit farther down on the list at No. 14 is HeartLand, whose revenue change from 2018 to 2019 jumped up by 189 percent. HeartLand is […]

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ONE Grounds Management Cultivates Partnerships with Clients and Subcontractors

When ONE Grounds Management, based in Nampa, Idaho, started out in 1995, they were a typical landscape business handling local residential and commercial work. The company had a nursery and several maintenance and construction crews. The company was growing but Jason Nielsen, CEO of the company, says he was spending too much time on the […]

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Conquering Slopes with Remote-Controlled Mowers

While not autonomous like robotic mowers, remote-controlled mowers are yet another way landscape companies are augmenting their current labor force with equipment. The Klausing Group, Inc., based in Lexington, Kentucky, started demoing remote-controlled mowers in 2018. Luke Tedder, LIC, business developer with Klausing Group says they tested the Ventrac and Spider units before settling on […]

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Level Up: Wade’s Lawn Service Uses Networking to Grow and Learn

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Wade’s Lawn Service, based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, was founded in 1998 by Ira Wade. Armed with a push mower and string trimmer, Wade started out with a commitment for quality lawn service and fostered a reputation […]

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Out with the Old, in with the New: Inside a Company Rebrand

Rebranding is a tricky business, especially if customers are familiar with your company’s name, but sometimes it is necessary. CM’s Outdoor Solutions Group, based in Omaha, Nebraska, went through a rebrand last year when they decided their former name no longer reflected the breadth of their service offerings. “Our previous name was CM’s A Cut […]

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Ideal Landscape Group Moves Away From H-2B Usage and Focuses on Culture

Ideal Landscape Group, based in St. Louis, Missouri, has been using the H-2B program for close to 15 years. The company typically requests 45 visas. In 2019, only 25 percent or less of the companies in the St. Louis area that use the H-2B program received their workers. “We were fortunate enough to get them,” […]

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Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in the Landscape Industry

Diversity makes companies stronger. That’s why the National Association of Landscape Professionals is launching an industry-wide discussion about how we can proactively encourage and support greater diversity in the industry. Find out how these companies achieve success through inclusive corporate cultures. Why Diversity Matters “The more diverse we are, the better we can be as […]

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Level Up: Valley Landscaping Looks to Open Fourth Location and Maintain Steady Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When Valley Landscaping, based in Christiansburg, Virginia, opened in 1991 with owner and president, Todd Walters, he had a used pickup truck, three mowers, a trailer and small loan. “When we started, we had 4 people […]

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Level Up: Hidden Creek Landscaping Inc. Says the Bigger the Better

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When asked what ideal company size he’d like to reach for Hidden Creek Landscaping Inc., based in Hilliard, Ohio, CEO Jason Cromley simply answered, “Bigger. Always bigger.” Founded in 1998, along with co-owner Matt Seiler, Hidden […]

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Level Up: StayGreen Lawn Services Shares How It Became a Million-Dollar Company in Two Years

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. StayGreen Lawn Services, based in Chicopee, Massachusetts, has only been in business since 2018 but in that time, it has grown to an annual revenue of $1.3 million. Owner Mark Kelbacher plans to grow his company […]

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