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Level Up: Sticking to a Strategic Plan Keeps ASI Landscape Management on Track as They Grow

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Started in 1993, ASI Landscape Management, based in Tampa, Florida, has a current annual revenue of $13 million with an additional $1.5 million generated by Ameri-Tree, Inc., ASI’s tree care company. The company currently employs 160 […]

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Takeaways from On Tour with Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape

Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape recently provided a peek under the hood as to how they operate during the virtual On Tour event. To view the whole On Tour video, click here. The company is based in Alexandria, Virginia, and has grown into an $8 million a year company. Krisjan Berzins, his wife and COO, Mayra, […]

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Gachina Landscape Management’s Goat Grazing Gathers Attention

Since Gachina Landscape Management implemented goat grazing as part of its sustainable landscape practices four years ago, interest has grown every year. Customers vary from corporate campuses and HOAs to cities and estates. The size of the job can be from less than half an acre to 200 acres or more. Herds of goats can […]

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Level Up: Pro Cutters Lawnscapes Executes Everything with Excellence in Mind

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. For Pro Cutters Lawnscapes, Inc. based in Conyers, Georgia, their goal is to have a thriving company, rather than one that is “big” on paper. “While we have always set revenue goals, one thing we have […]

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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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