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Level Up: Shifting to Recurring Revenue Boosts Yard Solutions’ Growth

Eric Remeis, president of Yard Solutions based in Groveport, Ohio, grew up landscaping with his friends in the summer. This is what drew him to the agricultural branch of Ohio State, but it was when he registered for a small business course that planted the seed for his company. “On the first day, my professor […]

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Level Up: Blue Claw Associates, Inc. Is Scaling Up Rapidly

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Blue Claw Associates, Inc., based in Osterville, Massachusetts, has experienced explosive growth over the past four years. They’ve gone from having two employees in 2018 to 59 on staff currently. However, this isn’t owner Ian McCarthy’s […]

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Level Up: Burns Landscape & Snow Management Hones Their Focus

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Burns Landscape & Snow Management, based in Wilmington, Massachusetts, has experienced significant growth over the past two years. They are currently on track to do $7 million in annual revenue this year but anticipate finishing with […]

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Level Up: Parterre Garden Services Focuses on a Customer Intimate Model

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Parterre Garden Services, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was created when landscape architect Greg Lombardi was looking for a way to provide high-end, high-quality maintenance for the properties he had designed. Lombardi met Jason Harris 21 years […]

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Level Up: Hursthouse Landscape Architects Grows Around Key Team Members

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Hursthouse Landscape Architects, based in Bolingbrook, Illinois, was started 32 years ago after Bob Hursthouse left the landscaping company he had spent a decade working at. He was interviewing with other landscaping companies when his former […]

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Level Up: Surrounds Landscaping’s Strong Branding Aids Their Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Barry Schneider didn’t plan on owning his own landscaping company starting out. He fell in love with the landscape industry after watching a design/build firm transform his parents’ backyard as a teenager. He says it was […]

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Level Up: Aridscape Utah Is Growing With a Set Goal in Mind

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Aridscape Utah, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, isn’t Charlie Schaul’s first time owning a landscaping company. He first got into the landscape industry when he started a landscape maintenance company to keep his two ski […]

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Level Up: Brookstone Landscape & Design Thrives on Word of Mouth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. It was seven years ago when Tim Hawkins, LIC, decided to take the leap and start his own landscaping company. The business he was working for at the time had just been bought and he had […]

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Level Up: Weller Brothers Landscaping’s Success Credited to a Dedicated Team

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Like many others, Cole and Brent Weller got into the landscape industry by mowing their neighbors’ lawns. “We’re the kids that started cutting grass in high school, the only difference is that we never quit,” says […]

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Level Up: Pazmany Bros. Landscaping Works to Grow Sustainability

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Peter Pazmany started working for his father’s landscaping company, Pazmany Bros. Landscaping, based in Los Altos, California, in high school and would help out throughout his college years. He hadn’t considered joining the business full-time until […]

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