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Level Up: GrassRoots Tree and Turf Care Spreads Its Roots with Franchises

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Josh Wise knew he’d be an entrepreneur from the time he could talk. He was always selling something to somebody. He started out mowing lawns when he was 14, with his father driving him around on […]

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Level Up: emi Landscape Operates With a Fanatical Attention to Detail

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When emi Landscape was started in 1983, it was out of necessity. Founder Ed Wigfield had been laid off from his construction job and had just built his own house. Since then the company has grown […]

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Level Up: Martin Landscape Trains to Retain Employees

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Wade Martin started his company Martin Landscape with a desire to provide a place where people could grow. Ever since opening their doors in 2004, the Port Royal, South Carolina-based company has invested in their employees. […]

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Level Up: Grow and Company Focuses on Building a Strong Foundation

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level.Founded in 2016, Grow and Company, based in Houston, Texas, serves a high-end residential clientele and their work is very custom to each property and customer.   Since the landscape company started, they have added a full-service […]

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Level Up: Arcadia Gardens, LLC Success Comes from Strong Employee Retention

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Arcadia Gardens, LLC, based in Bridgman, Michigan, was started in 1990 by Dot Hollerbach. Her son, Todd, joined her a year or so after. Hollerbach was an avid gardener and she had been encouraged to start […]

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Level Up: Rice’s Landscapes Redefined Grows and Changes Over 80 Years of Business

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Bryan Rice, president of Rice’s Landscapes Redefined, grew up knowing he wanted to be part of the family business. The company had been founded in 1941 by his grandfather J.D. Rice. Bryan Rice was around 14 […]

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Level Up: Business Is Booming For LandPatterns

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. LandPatterns, based in Dallas, Texas, was started in 2000 by landscape architect Marc Funderburk.   He started the company with the primary goal of providing quality landscape architecture, installation and maintenance to a discerning clientele. “We […]

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Level Up: Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service Eyes Opportunities with Acquisitions

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level.Based in Eliot, Maine, Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service has been in business for 42 years. The company takes pride in their ability to execute with quality in mind. Founded by Booth Hemingway, he started the company […]

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Level Up: Mulhall’s Grows for Their Employees

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Mulhall’s, based in Omaha, Nebraska, has a core purpose of growing the community’s relationship with the natural world. The company has three business units: landscaping, garden + home and farms. The garden + home business is […]

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Level Up: Duke’s Landscape Management Focuses on Quality, Not Quantity

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Eric Cross fell in love with landscaping at an early age, learning from his grandmother and also working for his neighbor. “I just love the physicality of it and didn’t mind working hard and I enjoy […]

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