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Level Up: Sunrise Landscape Grows by Almost 300% in Three Years  

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. In 2019, Austin Ashmore acquired Sunrise Landscape, based in Tampa, Florida, along with some outside investors. He had contemplated starting his company from scratch when he missed the entrepreneurial environment of small business, but he says […]

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Level Up: Mountain View Landscapes Priorities Their People

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. At the age of 18, Steve Corrigan, president of Mountain View Landscapes, Inc., based in Chicopee, Massachusetts, landed his first commercial client when an apartment manager told him they were looking for someone to cut the […]

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Level Up: High Prairie Landscape Group’s Careful Hiring Keeps Their Culture Strong

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. While working for a garden center in college, Robyn Schmitz realized she felt the most fulfilled and passionate when she was helping design gardens for customers. After switching her major from journalism to horticulture/landscape design, she […]

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Top 5 Level Up Stories of 2023

The Level Up series is a collection of articles sharing the successful strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies reach the next level. Check out some of the most-read stories in this series for 2023. Click on each company’s name to read the full Level Up article. 5) Level Up: Expanding Services Helps Nasim […]

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Level Up: Focal Pointe Is Creating Impactful Environments for People

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. In 1998, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the Bishop of the Belleville, Illinois Catholic Diocese at the time, encouraged John Munie to start his own business and was his first customer. When Munie brought up the idea of […]

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Level Up: Quiet Village Landscaping Is Focused On Performing at the Highest Level

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Dennis Evans, owner of Quiet Village Landscaping, based in St. Louis, Missouri, grew up going to the Missouri Botanical Gardens as his mother was studying horticulture and landscape design. When he went to school for business, […]

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Level Up: Prescription Landscape Grows with a Portfolio of Preferred Clients

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Prescription Landscape, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is committed to maintaining commercial landscapes with healthy land management practices. The company serves commercial clients, including hospitals, banks, industrial campuses, large offices and retail spaces. “Their common trait […]

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Level Up: Mainely Grass Is All About Their People

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Mainely Grass, based in Bedford, New Hampshire, is focused on providing the best experience for both their customers and their employees. The company was acquired by Chenmark in 2017 and has been growing steadily year after […]

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Level Up: Growth Is Ingrained in Crystal Greens Landscape

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Usually, buying something at a garage sale doesn’t culminate in a $30 million business, but that was the case for Pat Murphy after he purchased a lawn mower at one. Murphy founded Crystal Greens Landscape, based […]

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Level Up: Everyone Rows the Boat at GreenSweep, LLC

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Kyle Narsavage, president and owner of GreenSweep, LLC, based in Silver Spring, Maryland, started mowing when he was seven years old. “By middle school, I knew I wasn’t going to work for anyone else and this […]

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